September 2, 2014

Knowing Your Cost of Housing and Transportation Makes You a Better Consumer

For many families, buying a home is the single most important financial decision of their lives. But just as important as choosing the right type of home is the decision of where that home should be.  The housing market provides a wide variety of options at different price points for potential homebuyers and renters—from a […]

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June 3, 2014

Reducing Carbon Emissions Helps Create Healthier Communities

As President Obama said in this year’s State of the Union address, “climate change is a fact.” And he was right.  Recent extreme weather events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, record setting heat waves, wildfires, and droughts remind us of our vulnerability to a changing climate and its effects on our daily lives. Addressing […]

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April 18, 2014

Strengthening Local Partnerships to Advance Solar Energy in Affordable Housing

President Obama has made addressing climate change one of the top priorities of his agenda.  As part of this work, his Administration has worked tirelessly with local leaders to support cutting-edge renewable energy technologies and, in recent years, we’ve seen great progress.  As the President stated in this year’s State of the Union Address, “every […]

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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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