June 3, 2013

Sustainability in Indian Country

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The intersection of housing and culture is brought into clear focus in this series of videos highlighting new sustainable housing projects in four Native American communities. Among the projects depicted is the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Housing Authority, which designed the energy-efficient Teekalet Village to preserve the cultural importance of fishing and waterways.  Adjacent to […]

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December 3, 2012

HUD Updates Rules to Provide Native American Greater Access to Affordable Housing

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Today, HUD published updated regulations designed to provide greater access to affordable housing for Native Americans.  In 1996, Congress passed the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) which simplified and reorganized the system HUD used to provide housing assistance to Native American communities. NAHASDA created a more efficient block grant program that reduced […]

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December 2, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-up

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Secretary Donovan attends the White House’s Tribal Nations Conference. Miami launches outreach to low-income residents. Housing grants restored in Georgia. Commuter oriented rail-line gets a boost in Boston. And President Obama’s push on energy efficiency.

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November 29, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Good Tuesday morning HUDlers. As your week gets going, let’s delve into some housing news: Secretary Donovan visits Rhode Island to showcase revitalization efforts and highlight how pending legislation can continue to improve neighborhoods. HUD awards funds for senior housing programs in Philadelphia and New Jersey, a Kansas City young adult housing project, and disability […]

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October 18, 2011

INCREDI-BALE

HUD Region 10 Public Affairs It almost certainly was one of the very first bedtime stories you ever heard.  These three little pigs build a house of straw.  A big, bad and, frankly, pretty bent-out-of-shape wolf shows up, hungry and wanting inside.  “No, no, no!” squeal the three little piggies.  So, the big, bad wolf […]

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