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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July 15, 2011

Improving the Nation’s Public Housing

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The homes of approximately 1.2 million American families will get physical upgrades thanks to $1.9 billon HUD awarded to more than 3,000 public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  This funding allows these agencies to make large-scale improvements to their public housing units, […]

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June 10, 2011

HUD, CLPHA Public Housing Energy Conference Is Back!

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HUD and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) are excited to announce the Going Green: Intelligent Investments for Public Housing Conference, has been rescheduled for July 13 – 14 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers in Boston, Mass. Join me at the two-day gathering that will highlight how to make public […]

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