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
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