April 16, 2014

Addressing Inequality and Access to Opportunity at the World Urban Forum

The World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) took place April 5 – 11 in Medellín, Colombia. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan served as head of the U.S. delegation where he discussed with world leaders and economic experts what President Obama has called the defining challenge of our time: growing inequality coupled with declining access to entry into […]

March 24, 2014

Making Progress for our Nation’s Families

Cross posted from White House.gov Shortly after he took office, President Obama created the White Housing Council on Women and Girls. Chaired by Valerie Jarrett, the council is charged with ensuring there is a coordinated effort between federal agencies of policies and programs that impact women and families. As a partner of the interagency council, […]

November 27, 2013

Small Businesses, the Backbone of the American Economy

This Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday, when we can all show the power of the local dollar by shopping at a small business and contributing to our local economy. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and the cornerstones of our Nation’s promise. In fact, today over half of America’s workers […]

November 8, 2013

Housing and Health Care – Creating a Stronger America

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Here at HUD our mission is to promote strong communities and affordable housing for the American people.  A key factor in achieving these goals is making sure people have access to quality, affordable health care. Compared to the general population, individuals in HUD-assisted housing are more likely to use emergency rooms and have health problems […]