May 16, 2013

Countdown to Father’s Day 2013!

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In nearly one month from today – June 15th – more than 200 public housing authorities across the country will host Father’s Day events as part of a HUD Initiative to reconnect fathers and their children who live in public housing or surrounding communities.  These events also offer an opportunity to link dads with employment, […]

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April 30, 2013

A Way to Start for Father’s Day

As HUD enters our third year of the Father’s Day Initiative, we want to send a message to housing authorities that are considering hosting Father’s Day events on or around June 15 to strengthen the bond between children and their fathers, who are often absent from the lives of their children who live in public housing, […]

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January 17, 2013

National Launch of Groundbreaking Rental Assistance Demonstration to Preserve and Strengthen Public, Other HUD-Assisted Housing

Last week, HUD formally launched one of our signature initiatives, the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), with events across the country, FHA Commissioner Carol Galante flew to Fresno, CA, Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez spent a day in Cleveland, OH and Secretary Shaun Donovan visited Savannah, GA. We met with public housing agencies (PHAs), owners, partners, and […]

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May 15, 2012

Collaborative effort improves residents’ lives in Watertown, Mass.

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Julia Gitis, Presidential Management Fellow, HUD’s Boston Regional Office Every day, local Housing Authorities (HAs) face the challenge of providing affordable housing to their residents. Much of the hard work goes unrecognized. Recently, at the annual awards dinner of the Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce, the Watertown Housing Authority was spotlighted with a Special Recognition Award. […]

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December 6, 2011

HUD and GreatSchools: Helping Parents Help Their Children

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As the mother of two children, I know that every parent wants the best educational opportunities for their kids. That’s the primary reason HUD began a search to give parents – particularly those who live in public housing or participate in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program – the tools they need to help their children succeed […]

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