April 25, 2012

463 units to be made safe for Chicago area children

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Michael Lawyer, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Being a parent means always worrying about your kids. Part of HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. For a parent, one of the biggest factors in a quality home is that it won’t harm your children. […]

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March 14, 2011

The H in HUD Can Stand for Health Too…

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Last week I blogged about why I thought the “H” in HUD stood for help. But as one commenter put it, ‘H’ can also stand for health. Commenter 203k is right … “H” can also stand for health. Did you know, lead is a known toxin that can impair children’s development and have effects lasting […]

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January 19, 2011

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

Crossed posted from WhiteHouse.gov 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 […]

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December 28, 2010

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Felisha Davis Sims, Office of Public Affairs When I think of the best way to thwart something detrimental from happening, I think of prevention. It can be a hindrance, obstacle or deterrence to any sticky situation. I ask myself frequently, Why do I put myself through such pain and heartache when I can avoid these […]

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