February 6, 2014

Reducing Energy Consumption in Multifamily Buildings Saves Money and Improves Lives

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When President Obama declared in his State of the Union address last week that “climate change is a fact,” he was right. The record setting droughts that are still taking place in the Southwest, the intense wild fires in Colorado last summer, and the extreme heat waves experienced all over the world cannot be ignored. […]

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June 27, 2013

Creating A More Stable Environment For Future Generations

Earlier this week, I watched President Obama make history by releasing the first ever comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the United States. This plan is needed now more than ever.  Recent events have shown how carbon pollution is affecting our environment. We’ve seen Hurricane Sandy destroy neighborhoods.  We’ve seen wildfires raging in Arizona, California and […]

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April 19, 2012

Join me for a Sustainable Communities Earth Day Twitter Town Hall

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Earth Day carries a different significance to many people. For some it’s a day to call attention to issues of environmental justice, to others it’s a day to highlight achievements in energy efficiency, and yet for others it’s a day to admire and preserve our planet’s natural wonders. For us here at HUD’s Office of […]

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March 27, 2012

Save Energy, Save Money, Fight Homelessness

When you think of homelessness and energy efficiency – you might not see how the two are connected, but when assessing your own expenses – you will see that your utility bill is one of your priciest expenses. Energy costs in some parts of the country are leading to evictions due to utility cut-offs. This expense […]

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January 13, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Bride Homeless Shelter in Dallas, TX.   Newly appointed CFPB Director Cordray rolls out plans to help homeowners. Affordable housing project commences in Santa Barbara, CA. Martinsville, VA begins revitalization efforts. Idaho unveils first ever Passive Energy home. And HUD launches its new Rental Assistance Demonstration website.

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