November 13, 2014

Helping Affordable Housing Developers Reach Energy Star Certification

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HUD has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue energy efficiency initiatives that will yield significant cost savings to the federal government, property owners, and building residents.  Today, some of those efforts are bearing fruit as the EPA announces 17 multifamily housing properties that are the first in the nation to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency. Continue reading

November 12, 2014

We are ending homelessness

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Homelessness_Reduction_009_4Walking down the street, we see individuals and families, our neighbors, without a home of their own, living in our shelters or even on our streets.  Too often, we turn away or avoid acknowledging their struggles at all.   Whether it’s a veteran trying to keep warm on a cold night, young people sleeping on sidewalks, or a mother and her child asking for help, these are the faces of homelessness. Continue reading

October 15, 2014

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

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The latest Housing Scorecard provides a closer look at the trajectory of the housing recovery and how our programs are serving the American people. Over the past several months, boosted by both the creation of 10.3 million private sector jobs over 55 straight months of job growth and the impact of our programs, we have seen positive trends in the housing market take hold. However, many Americans are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. Continue reading