August 30, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Yesterday the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP)  deadline was extended until September 15th and today we keep the good news going with positive signs from the housing market. Enjoy the rest of the housing news we were following today: Alan Zibel writes up yesterdays’ EHLP extension for the Wall Street Journal. Forbes examines the “urban […]

May 20, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-up

We had to put Matt Yglesias in our Daily Housing Round-Up soon (after all, we model ourselves after his indispensable Endgame). And there could hardly be a better first post to include than Yglesias putting a pro-sustainable communities spin on his unfortunate recent assault. Hang in there, Matt!  Secretary Donovan travels to Boston to visit […]

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 […]

February 2, 2011

Secretary Donovan Highlights Energy Efficient Innovation at Affordable Housing in Baltimore

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State and local officials joined Shaun Donovan, the nation’s top housing official, on a tour Friday of construction efforts that they hope will give residents of a blighted corner of West Baltimore affordable and environmentally minded housing. Read more at Baltimore (To turn on the captions for this video, press play, and then click […]

January 19, 2011

A Commitment to Responsibility – HUD’s Work to Build a Clean Energy Economy and a Stronger Environment

Crossed posted from Two years ago, newly inaugurated President Barack Obama stood before the nation and promised a “new era of responsibility.”  Part of that responsibility requires a commitment to the health of our families and children by protecting the environment in which they live, laying a new foundation for growth by building the […]