February 2, 2015

Building a More Resilient, Clean Energy Future: Our Latest Step

On January 29, HUD Secretary Julián Castro joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Debra Schwartz, Director of Impact Investments at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to announce a series of multifamily energy efficiency initiatives that will help make California communities move closer to a more resilient, clean energy future.

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August 26, 2014

A summer of opportunities and learning

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This summer, I had the opportunity to work at HUD’s Region 1 office in Boston as a Field Policy and Management Intern. Throughout the internship, one of the key things I learned is how interconnected HUD is with other local, state, and federal agencies. I also observed how the collaboration between agencies is tremendously important […]

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August 21, 2014

HUD’s CDBG Program at 40: A Legacy of Opportunity

Forty years ago this month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, giving birth to the Community Development Block Grant Program.  In the 40 years since, CDBG has been at work in thousands of urban and rural communities, supporting a wide variety of activities from improving public infrastructure […]

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August 5, 2014

A new chapter for Magnolia Crossing in Yazoo, Mississippi

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July 10, 2014 was ground breaking day for the Magnolia Crossing Development renovation project in Yazoo City, MS. As an intern, it was my first day personally seeing the results of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or “RAD,” program. Before the ceremony, the letters RAD simply meant a program in HUD that I viewed on paper. […]

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