October 31, 2012

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

As images of the aftermath of Sandy come in and surveys of the damages are being assessed, it is without a doubt that millions of people on the East Coast have been left to pick up the pieces of their homes.  Some families will have to endure repairs that will cost thousands while others will […]

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August 10, 2012

Kentucky Energy-Efficient Homes Pay Back Homeowners

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Thanks to a HUD Rural Housing Economic Development grant along with a Community Development Block Grant and Recovery Act funding, a five home development is making its mark in rural Emlyn, Kentucky as the first near zero energy-efficient subdivision of its kind in the state.  Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) along with approximately three dozen partners […]

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November 25, 2011

CDBG and HOME at work in Arlington, Texas

It wasn’t that long ago when residents along Jordan Lane in Arlington, Texas wouldn’t dare walk down the street day or night.  But thanks to HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs, Jordan Lane is a real neighborhood again. City planners in Arlington sought to revitalize this west-side neighborhood, starting with 11 blighted […]

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May 6, 2011

Picking up the Pieces after the Storm

Last week, I traveled to Alabama and Mississippi with Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Vilsack, FEMA Administrator Fugate and SBA Administrator Karen Mills to view the damage left by the storms, assess the initial recovery already underway as well as meet with families who are picking up the pieces of their home.

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