March 10, 2011

The Recovery Act: Winning the Future for America’s Cities by Changing the Way Government Does Business

The Recovery Act is helping America’s cities become better prepared to be long-term engines of economic opportunity, according to a new report. That’s why yesterday I was proud to join Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York in releasing The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Working for America’s Cities, which […]

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February 4, 2011

Recession pushes low-income families to the brink

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Growing number of Hispanics and African-Americans especially hard hit  Our guest blogger today is Dr. Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research In this country, there are millions of very low-income families who don’t receive any government housing assistance and either pay half their monthly income on rent, live in deplorable conditions, […]

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January 31, 2011

Never Give Up Hope

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Our guest blogger today is Gloria Shanahan, HUD’s Miami Field Office Recently, local headlines in the City of Opa-Locka, Florida may cause some to think twice before walking into its neighborhoods.  This small city near Miami is struggling during the economic downturn.  For years it was easier to give up hope than to tackle the […]

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