July 29, 2015

Protecting the Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Photo: Fair Housing logo with HIV/AIDS red awareness ribbon.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 on July 26th.  This landmark legislation has had a positive impact on so many lives over the last 25 years – and as I think about the programs I have worked on in the field and at HUD, I think about how much the ADA helped us accomplish – providing housing and services to people with disabilities, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. Continue reading

The Greening of Jefferson Avenue, Richmond Virginia

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Photo: Jefferson Avenue has several beloved businesses like Union Market. Residents want to make it easier to get to these places by walking and biking.

On June 9, I attended a kick-off event for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greening America’s Capitals award of technical assistance to the City of Richmond. The goal of the three-day event was to gather input from community stakeholders to improve pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety along the Jefferson Avenue corridor in the Union Hill/East End of Richmond. Continue reading