June 6, 2011

Huffington Post: Greener Homes Means a Stronger Economy

Cross posted from Huffington Post With gas prices topping $4 a gallon families and businesses are facing a real burden. But we can take action to ensure the American people don’t fall victim to volatile energy costs over the long term. And with 40 percent of America’s carbon emissions coming from our buildings, one of […]

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May 26, 2011

Regulatory Relief for Americans

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Earlier this year, President Obama made clear that to out-innovate our global competitors and win the future requires us to transform government itself.  That’s why the President directed all federal agencies to begin an unprecedented government-wide review of rules and regulations in order to remove those that are out-of-date, unnecessary, excessively burdensome, or in conflict […]

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February 9, 2011

Ron Sims’ Story: Providing Homes & Creating Opportunities for Future Generation

Cross posted from White House.gov As every American knows, who we are is deeply influenced by how we grew up – and the influences that shaped us. I grew up in Spokane, Washington, which is in the eastern part of the state, and had the opportunity to attend what is now known as Central Washington […]

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Carol Galante: Affordable, Market-Rate Can Coexist at HUD

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It’s been a little less than two years since Carol Galante was appointed deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing at HUD. And what a time it’s been. Since seizing the reins, Galante has overseen the biggest expansion in multifamily volume in the FHA’s history while simultaneously re-engineering the agency’s approach to affordable housing deals. Read […]

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