February 14, 2014

A Day in the Life: Community Planning and Development, Boston

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Welcome to another edition of our blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do. Today we meet Laura Schiffer who works as a Community Planning Development representative in the Boston Regional Office. What is your typical day like? There is no typical […]

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September 30, 2013

A Day in the Life: SNAPS

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Welcome to the very first edition of a new blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do.  Today, we meet Marcy Thompson, a Program Specialist in HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs – a mouthful, I know, which is why HUD […]

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October 16, 2012

Open your eyes to homelessness

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They say homelessness is invisible, largely because most folks choose not to see it.  I recall that old Roy Orbison ballad “Pretty Paper,” which tells the story of busy holiday shoppers consumed with their own lives, blind to the homeless man on the sidewalk right in front of them.  Today, in the pages of the […]

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September 14, 2012

Joining Together to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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Last night two incredible teams were honored with the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal by the Partnership for Public Service at a gala in Washington, D.C.  One team comes from HUD and the another from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Along with Mark Johnston, HUD’s team includes Ann Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant […]

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August 17, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Refinancing a Vacation Home headlines The New York Times. “Improving Housing Market Paves Way for Real Estate Data Firm Trulia’s IPO,” Bloomberg. Post Independent publishes Real Estate Experts Discuss Refinancing, Short Sales and More. NBC News reports Housing Economist: Good Time to Get a Bargain. Associated Press writes $105 Million to House, Aid L.A. Homeless. […]

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