June 4, 2014

Every Hero Deserves a Home

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No one who has served America in uniform should go without a safe, stable place to call home. When HUD released its annual Homeless Assessment Report in 2013 it was estimated that roughly 58,000 veterans—enough to fill Dodger stadium—were homeless on any given night across the country. Though that figure represented an 8 percent decline […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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January 30, 2014

HUD and VA reach out to D.C. homeless community, Veterans

Cross posted from the Department of Veterans Affairs On Wednesday night, Jan. 29, hundreds of volunteers walked the streets of Washington, D.C., in search of the city’s homeless. The goal was to find and count as many of them as possible in order to get a snapshot – a “point-in-time” count – of the current […]

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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 […]

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