February 21, 2013

Creating a Thriving Middle Class

During his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America.  His plan builds on the progress made during his first term and strengthens the middle class by making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need […]

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March 23, 2012

Small Steps to Make Americans Healthier

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Earlier this week, I was fortunate to join Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin and Dr.  JudyAnn Bigby, Secretary of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts to talk about HUD’s efforts to  promote health and prevent disease. This includes our work to encourage smoke-free housing.  The event, at Boston’s Northeastern University, […]

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February 27, 2012

Council on Environmental Quality Releases Federal Agencies Environmental Justice Plans

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Today, HUD and all federal agencies, under the leadership of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps agencies will take to protect communities facing greater health and environmental risks. The release of the environmental justice strategies is part […]

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January 11, 2012

Transforming Our Nation’s Neighborhoods

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Yesterday, HUD announced that 13 communities across the country will receive $3.6 million in Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants.  These grants will allow communities to transform public and assisted housing within a distressed community. Read more about these communities and how the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Metropolitan Housing Alliance […]

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November 28, 2011

New web tool encourages partnership, transparency in HUD grant programs

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Our guest blogger today is Stan Buch, Director of Innovation and Open Government, HUD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer From his first day in office, President Obama committed his Administration to maintaining an unprecedented spirit of openness, transparency, and collaboration. In his first directive on transparency and open government, President Obama said, “Openness will […]

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