July 13, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Here’s what’s new in the world of housing: Communities from coast to coast will be able to renovate and improve public housing with new grants from HUD. HUD is helping disabled American veterans find a permanent place to live. Massachusetts’ plan to help families keep their homes was part of the state budget Gov. Deval […]

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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 19, 2011

Turning BeanTown into GreenTown

Today Secretary Donovan had the privilege of visiting the site of the largest green-energy retrofit projects in America. Castle Square in Boston is projected to reduce its emissions by a whopping 72 percent when the green retrofits are finished. That’s the kind of aggressive reshaping of our buildings that we need if we are going […]

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Daily Housing News Round-Up

It’s been a busy day for housing news. Over at @HUDgov, we live-tweeted not one, but two events: Secretary Donovan’s visit to Boston to talk green jobs and affordable housing, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s learning session, “Performance Measurement in Public Organizations.” As for other HUD and housing news: at the The […]

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April 27, 2011

Building a Greener Future with PowerSaver

Last week, I traveled with Secretary Donovan to Long Island to announce PowerSaver, a pilot program offering low-cost loans for families looking to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation of […]

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