October 6, 2011

The Hill: Rebuilding America’s Economy

Over at The Hill, Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, offers an excellent look at Project Rebuild – a core component of President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act. Project Rebuild would build on the successes of HUD’s ongoing neighborhood stabilization efforts, which have already generated nearly 90,000 jobs and rehabilitated approximately 95,000 […]

September 27, 2011

Renewing the American Dream – Investing in our Communities’ Well-Being

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This blog originally appeared on the White House’s official blog as part of a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. As Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (CPD) at HUD, I frame our work by asking – what is it only the Federal government can do?  By investing in communities and building their capacity to […]