July 20, 2015

Powering a Brighter Future in Public Housing

Photo: Public housing units with solar panels.

In 2013, President Obama put forth the Climate Action Plan and established an ambitious goal of reaching 100MW of on-site renewable energy capacity serving federally subsidized housing projects across the country by 2020.  Last week, the White House announced a series of additional initiatives designed to further increase access to renewable energy and ensure that its benefits reach low and moderate-income communities.  Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Photo: Construction workers build a new home.

Our June housing scorecard takes a deeper look at the recovery of our nation’s housing market during National Homeownership Month. As we look back, we witnessed notable progress among key indicators, including strength in new home sales, a significant increase in previously-owned home sales over the last three months, and a spike in homeowners’ equity. It’s clear we must continue to support programs that give every American family and homeowner the opportunity to recover from the Great Recession. Continue reading

July 9, 2015

Partnership to Fuel Local Economic Growth

City of Memphis, TN

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov

From his first days in office, President Obama has directed his team to partner with local leaders, providing them better and more innovative tools to create jobs, rebuild critical infrastructure, and revitalize distressed areas. These tools have been particularly important to communities that have faced the systemic inequities and challenges of concentrated poverty, deindustrialization, residential segregation, disinvestment, and the uneven recovery from the Great Recession. Continue reading

July 6, 2015

HUD Partners with the White House to Host “Community Partners Action Summit”

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As part of its ongoing work to support faith-based and community organizations across the nation, HUD’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HUD CFBNP) partnered with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (WHOFBNP) to host the “Community Partners Action Summit.” This gathering brought together a variety of public, private and philanthropic partners to  build the organizational capacity of those who work with underserved communities. Continue reading