November 3, 2011

Connecting Housing and Health

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A little girl from Arkansas said, “If you change where we live, you will change how we live.”  This little girl, wise beyond her years knew exactly what she was talking about.  Yesterday, HUD released the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) study at the How Housing Matters Conference, a fourteen year study that proved just how […]

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October 17, 2011

National Journal Spotlights Choice Neighborhoods

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This weekend, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein turned his eye to Chicago’s struggling Woodlawn neighborhood, a South Side community long saddled with “the full catalog of urban ills”: high unemployment, dilapidated public housing, deteriorating buildings with no commercial presence save a few beat-up salons and dollar stores, and a host of other interconnected burdens that […]

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September 15, 2011

ArtPlace: A Creative Consortium for Community Recovery

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Today, the New York Times profiles a truly exciting program spearheaded by the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by HUD. This initiative, ArtPlace, will breathe fresh life into 34 projects across the country, revitalizing struggling communities and vacant buildings by turning them into cultural hubs where artists and creative spirits can gather to […]

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September 2, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

We know you’re probably eager to get out the door and enjoy your Labor Day weekend, but before you bolt, here’s today’s collection of housing news. The AP has more coverage of yesterday’s Choice Neighborhoods announcement in New Orleans. A top federal reserve official is echoing the Obama administration’s call for more help in the […]

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September 1, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Here’s your dose of daily housing news to celebrate the start of September. Enjoy! Secretary Donovan takes to the pages of the New Orleans Times-Picayune to detail HUD’s vision for Iberville-Treme. The White House wants to speed up infrastructure projects to spur job growth. HUD is taking steps to prevent housing discrimination among LGBT individuals. […]

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