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
Crossed posted from blog.dol.gov from Secretary Julián Castro, Secretary Tom Perez, Secretary Robert McDonald and Matthew Doherty.
Five years ago, the Obama administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed; many continue to scoff. In the face of such skepticism, we remain optimistic and focused, and know this is an historic opportunity we must seize. Veteran homelessness is not a reality we have to accept. Continue reading
HUD had the honor of hosting a cadre of four West Point cadets on June 1st and 2nd. Over the course of their visit, cadets Dominique Clark (Fort Washington, MD), Lolita Narcisse (San Antonio, TX), Jacob Klamm (Enid, OK), and Eliji Mondesir (U.S. Virgin Islands) met with several senior HUD officials from multiple program offices to discuss the department’s structure and each office’s role. Continue reading
This week marks the beginning of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Month, 2015 — a time to recognize the lasting contributions that these Americans have made to our nation, and to honor the progress that’s been achieved in securing equal opportunity for all. Continue reading
More than 41 million foreign-born persons now call America home. I am one of them. Continue reading