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 17, 2011

Father’s Day 2011

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All across the U.S. public housing authorities are gearing up for a Father’s Day weekend like no other. Approximately 200 agencies in cities across the country answered HUD’s call to host Father’s Day 2011 events on Saturday, June 18th – the day before the official Father’s Day – to celebrate fatherhood, family and to support dads […]

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