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. […]


In the News: Choice Neighborhoods Winners Garner Major Press Coverage

In case you missed it, yesterday HUD announced the winners of its first-ever Choice Neighborhoods implementation grants. Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle will leverage a collective $122 million to rehabilitate severely distressed public and multifamily housing developments and revitalize their surrounding communities. These cities will use their grant money to go far […]

April 6, 2011

Giving Our Children Opportunity by Transforming Neighborhoods

Today, I joined Mayor Bloomberg to attend the ground-breaking of the Promise Academy Charter School in the Harlem Children’s Zone, the remarkable education and anti-poverty effort led by Geoffrey Canada. What makes the Harlem Children’s Zone unique isn’t simply that it encourages children to have dreams – but that it helps children see a path […]

March 18, 2011

Choice Neighborhoods: Improving Housing and Lives

Today HUD announced that 17 communities across the U.S. will receive HUD’s first Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants. While the maximum grant is only $250,000, the lasting impact this funding will have on children who have been left behind in some of this nation’s poorest neighborhoods is infinite. For example, this funding will allow the Albany […]