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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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 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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