March 17, 2015

Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s not just about green gear and beer on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also about green housing.  As HUD marks its 50th anniversary this year, advancing goals for sustainable and healthy homes are at its forefront. HUD has taken actions to encourage the use of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly designs and conservation. 

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February 27, 2015

A “Century of Cities”—here and abroad

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Do you live in an urban place? Chances are that you do or will sometime in the future. A hundred years ago, this might have been a different story. Globally, just one in every 10 people lived in urban areas a century ago. Now, for the first time ever, most people live in cities.

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February 2, 2015

Building a More Resilient, Clean Energy Future: Our Latest Step

On January 29, HUD Secretary Julián Castro joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Debra Schwartz, Director of Impact Investments at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to announce a series of multifamily energy efficiency initiatives that will help make California communities move closer to a more resilient, clean energy future.

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January 16, 2015

HUD and the Build America Initiative

Building a 21st century infrastructure is a critical component of the Obama Administration’s efforts to accelerate economic growth, expand opportunity, create jobs and improve the competitiveness of the American economy. As part of this effort, President Obama launched the Build America Investment Initiative in July 2014, calling on federal agencies to find new ways to […]

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