December 20, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

                Home of the day:  A demonstration house built by the Utah Weatherization Assistance Program to train weatherization workers in Clearfield, Utah. Secretary Donovan unveiled the latest round of homelessness funding today. The Washington Post has new numbers showing housing bouncing back. Homeowners are still investing in housing, but in different ways […]

October 26, 2011


HUD Region 10 Public Affairs Drive by a hospital and you may not think much about it.  In between now and then, there may not seem much reason to give the hospital a second thought. Until, of course, you need one.  Even in the 21st century, lots of people live in towns that don’t have […]

October 18, 2011


HUD Region 10 Public Affairs It almost certainly was one of the very first bedtime stories you ever heard.  These three little pigs build a house of straw.  A big, bad and, frankly, pretty bent-out-of-shape wolf shows up, hungry and wanting inside.  “No, no, no!” squeal the three little piggies.  So, the big, bad wolf […]

September 13, 2011

The Recovery Act Works: Preventing Homelessness for One Million Americans

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Today, HUD celebrates a milestone in a program aimed at filling one of a family’s most basic needs amid financial trouble: a safe place to call home. At today’s meeting of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Secretary Donovan announced that the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program, a $1.5 billion initiative funded by the […]

September 8, 2011

A Personal Connection to Post 9/11 Recovery

Today’s guest blogger is Marion Mollegen McFadden, HUD’s Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Community Development. As a HUD lawyer who provides legal counsel for disaster recovery, I never question whether the work I do matters. For the past decade, one of the most meaningful projects I’ve worked on is the recovery of Lower Manhattan from […]