January 23, 2014

Investing in Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

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Passion White found herself in a women’s shelter while her children were living with other family members.  She was working full-time but she still couldn’t make ends meet.  White found affordable housing at Compton Apartments.  The affordable rent allowed White to bring her children under one roof where the family was safe.  Now she is […]

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January 7, 2014

Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact

Introducing HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Calling all design and planning grad students with a hunger to make a real difference!  HUD is announcing its new Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition.   HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is teaming up with the Housing Authority […]

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December 17, 2013

Grand Opening Follows Historic Renovation

Community Housing of Maine (CHOM) recently celebrated the opening of their 68th property in Maine,the historic renovationof Elm Terrace in walkable downtown Portland. Elm Terrace is home to 38 units of affordable workforce and family housing. Rents are set so that they will be affordable to people in the local workforce in many sectors including retail and sales, […]

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November 8, 2013

Housing and Health Care – Creating a Stronger America

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Here at HUD our mission is to promote strong communities and affordable housing for the American people.  A key factor in achieving these goals is making sure people have access to quality, affordable health care. Compared to the general population, individuals in HUD-assisted housing are more likely to use emergency rooms and have health problems […]

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September 24, 2013

5 Years Later – A Housing Market on the Rebound

Cross posted from Zillow.com I will never forget the uncertainty that loomed over our nation five years ago, when a financial collapse on Wall Street spurred the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. At the time, I was serving as a commissioner in New York City. I vividly remember being in City Hall when […]

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