September 23, 2013

The Why of the What We Do

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HUD’s programs serve lots of people in lots of ways. So many ways, in fact, that it’s sometimes hard to put a face on them, to really see how those programs are improving the lives of those we serve. Which is why our HUD Seattle office was pleased to receive a copy of a letter […]

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August 7, 2013

Strengthening the Middle Class for African Americans Through Housing

Crossed posted from WhiteHouse.gov It wasn’t that long ago that our housing market was in a free-fall – in fact, most of us know somebody in our family or circle of friends who was in danger of losing a home, were foreclosed on, or who had to do a short sale on their property. In […]

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August 6, 2013

Promoting the American Dream of Homeownership

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Today, I joined President Obama in visiting Phoenix, where he laid out his vision for a housing system that promotes the American dream of homeownership. For years, owning a home was a symbol of responsibility and a source of security for millions of middle-class families across the country. But the financial […]

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July 10, 2013

Four Years of Sustainability Progress, But Much More to Do

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It seems like it was just yesterday, but in fact four years have gone by since I got a call from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking if I would be interested in serving in the Obama Administration and help lead a new initiative that would bring urban development back to the forefront of much of […]

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July 2, 2013

Ribbon-cutting marks redevelopment of 40-year-old affordable housing complex

When Angela Holm moved out of Charlesview Apartments years ago, she knew she would always remain a part of the tight-knit community she grew up in. Now she, along with local dignitaries and residents past and present, celebrated the grand opening of the new Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills. The 340-unit mixed-income, mixed-use development in […]

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