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 12, 2014

Creating New Opportunities For Americans To Buy Green Homes

Yesterday HUD partnered with the White House to host a Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable with national leaders from the lending, realtor, homebuilding and appraisal industries. The roundtable discussion was an initiative of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and one more step in a series of actions the Administration is taking to accelerate the adoption and […]

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February 12, 2014

Join HUD-DOE-EPA for the Obama Administration Green Energy Twitter Town Hall

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You are invited to participate in the Obama Administration Green Energy Twitter Town Hall, a virtual discussion about the green energy policies adopted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, multifamily complexes, and individual […]

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February 6, 2014

Reducing Energy Consumption in Multifamily Buildings Saves Money and Improves Lives

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When President Obama declared in his State of the Union address last week that “climate change is a fact,” he was right. The record setting droughts that are still taking place in the Southwest, the intense wild fires in Colorado last summer, and the extreme heat waves experienced all over the world cannot be ignored. […]

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December 6, 2013

Four Years Later: Sustainable Communities, Job Creation and Shared Knowledge

It’s hard to believe that more than four years have gone by since the creation of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. In 2009, President Obama gave HUD, DOT and EPA the directive to work together to create strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering economic development, and helping to build a clean energy […]

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