On June 22, HUD Secretary Julián Castro invited 40 communities to compete in the second and final phase of the National Disaster Resilience Competition. These finalists—representing areas that have been declared natural disasters by the President in recent years—will compete for $1 billion in funding for disaster recovery and long-term community resilience. See here for a full list of finalists. Continue reading
Chances are that anything you’ve heard in the news about Baltimore recently has been connected to the civil unrest and the stark economic disparities that have plagued its communities for decades. These challenges are significant, and overcoming them will require bold action and investment. The good news is that important work is already happening to expand economic opportunities for the residents of Baltimore. Continue reading
With the end of another school year, we know that many young people have begun searching for summer jobs. Every business and organization can play an important role in creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people. Continue reading
From the patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn whose stand against police brutality in 1969 sparked a national movement, to the brave young people who come out and speak out every day, courageous individuals have fought throughout history to solidify our country’s founding principles and extend democracy’s reach. Continue reading
HUD’s May Housing Scorecard details the recovery of our nation’s housing market. As we look back, we witnessed progress among key indicators, including a spike in new home sales, a high level of previously-owned home sales over the last two months, and gains in U.S. home values. While great progress is being made, we must continue to support programs that will allow more American families and homeowners to recover from the Great Recession.
Here’s a look back on our progress: Continue reading