August 8, 2011

ARRA promotes affordable housing for elderly in Port Falls, Idaho

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Longtime residents of Port Falls, Idaho have learned that even the best-kept secrets can’t stay hidden forever. This idyllic town has tripled in size over the last two decades, and as in so many other mushrooming communities, the Port Falls housing stock has struggled to keep pace with the rising population. Prices climb, and folks with […]

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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 17, 2011

The Recovery Act At Two Years : Transforming Government to Win the Future

We’ve accomplished a lot over the last two years. I just returned from a cabinet meeting with the Vice President at which we discussed the successes of the Recovery Act: we’ve found new ways of doing business, we pioneered collaboration that cultivates efficiency and innovation, and we made certain, American cities are better positioned to […]

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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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February 2, 2011

Secretary Donovan Highlights Energy Efficient Innovation at Affordable Housing in Baltimore

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State and local officials joined Shaun Donovan, the nation’s top housing official, on a tour Friday of construction efforts that they hope will give residents of a blighted corner of West Baltimore affordable and environmentally minded housing. Read more at Baltimore Sun.com (To turn on the captions for this video, press play, and then click […]

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