August 5, 2011

A Fresh Start in New Orleans

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I remember as if it were yesterday. Public housing residents in the City of New Orleans expressed outrage during the debate over whether to close four of the city’s largest public housing developments after they were severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. HUD proposed rebuilding better, brighter affordable housing for New Orleans families. It’s been a […]

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August 4, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Happy birthday, President Obama! Our gift to you is this round-up of the day’s housing news: After a massive overhaul of its public housing, once-notorious New Orleans neighborhoods are thriving. HUD employee Ann Marie Olivia is up for an award recognizing her work streamlining the process for getting help to those who need it. A […]

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July 12, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Today’s Round-Up is bursting at the seams with links… let’s dive right in: The Obama Administration and HUD’s new Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative has been front page news across the country today. Secretary Donovan wrote about the plan yesterday, and you can check out coverage of the pilot program in the six cities it […]

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April 7, 2011

To Renovate, and Surpass, City’s Legacy

NEW ORLEANS — As Democrats and Republicans continue to feud over the budget, and the federal government prepares to shut down, the effect of the budget war on the fate of a single proposal for the renovation of a dilapidated public housing project in New Orleans may seem inconsequential. The proposal, which calls for transforming […]

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February 9, 2011

Stronger than Before

Last week, I traveled to New Orleans for the first time in my life.  I had such a powerful experience that I wanted to share it with you all.  Like the rest of the country, I watched in horror as the terrible power of Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the region, and as our federal […]

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