February 21, 2013

Creating a Thriving Middle Class

During his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America.  His plan builds on the progress made during his first term and strengthens the middle class by making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need […]

March 23, 2012

Small Steps to Make Americans Healthier

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Earlier this week, I was fortunate to join Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin and Dr.  JudyAnn Bigby, Secretary of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts to talk about HUD’s efforts to  promote health and prevent disease. This includes our work to encourage smoke-free housing.  The event, at Boston’s Northeastern University, […]

February 16, 2012

HUD’s Proposed Budget: Doing More with Less

Have you had a chance to check out HUD’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal? If so, you will find a plan that seeks to strengthen, yet streamline, HUD programs so that they help the economy. Titled Housing and Communities Built to Last, the budget reflects the vision of an America that can draw strength from […]