May 7, 2012

Above and Beyond

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As I walked into work one morning under a railroad bridge near HUD, I noticed Mark Johnston talking to a homeless man.  As HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Special Needs Programs, Mark manages over $2 BILLION in grant programs for homeless individuals and families as well as HUD’s HIV/AIDS housing program.  As the Secretary’s […]

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April 27, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans honors President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their leadership to end veteran homelessness. The Associated Press reports that the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose in March. American Indian communities look to tap renewable energy potential with federal seed money. Craigslist changes […]

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April 16, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Memphis Commercial Appeal editorializes, “planning with a bigger purpose.” HUD in conjunction with the DOT has awarded a $1.2M aerotropolis planning grant to the Greater Memphis Chamber. The Associated Press reports that the spring home-buying season is signaling recovery in U.S. housing market. BofA has initiated work with housing nonprofits to reach homeowners whose […]

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December 16, 2011

Secretary Donovan Talks to the Black Eagle About Payroll Tax Cut and Decline in Veteran’s Homelessness

Today, Secretary Donovan made an appearance on the top rated nationally syndicated Joe Madison Show.  Secretary Donovan’s interview with Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison focused on the current acrimony in Washington and how it could impact all Americans and particularly African-American communities. The conversation began with the most pressing issue, the payroll tax cut that […]

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