November 25, 2013

Big Improvements in Little Rock

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Cross posted from EPA.gov This Monday and Tuesday, I spent time with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, and Department of Transportation (DOT) Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Beth Osborne touring ongoing redevelopment efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas. Through the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for […]

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November 13, 2013

Learning the True Costs of Living in a Community

Relocating can be one of the most exciting and important decisions a family or individual makes. When families relocate, they’re choosing more than just a house or apartment: they are also selecting the schools, job opportunities, green spaces and other characteristics that come with that community.   And, at the center of it all is a […]

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July 10, 2013

Four Years of Sustainability Progress, But Much More to Do

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It seems like it was just yesterday, but in fact four years have gone by since I got a call from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking if I would be interested in serving in the Obama Administration and help lead a new initiative that would bring urban development back to the forefront of much of […]

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June 27, 2013

Creating A More Stable Environment For Future Generations

Earlier this week, I watched President Obama make history by releasing the first ever comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the United States. This plan is needed now more than ever.  Recent events have shown how carbon pollution is affecting our environment. We’ve seen Hurricane Sandy destroy neighborhoods.  We’ve seen wildfires raging in Arizona, California and […]

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August 8, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

 The Washington Post reports “Mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are seeing a marked improvement in home values.” Wichita Business Journal publishes HARP Refinances Continue Surge in First Half of Year. New Project-Based Subsidy to Preserve Affordable Housing, reports Affordable Housing Finance. “Agency seeks to create affordable housing,” Brainerd Dispatch. Tampa Bay Times prints […]

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