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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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January 20, 2012

A new platform for jobs and housing in Washington, DC

Last year HUD invested more than $434 million into the Washington, DC metropolitan area to improve housing and community development, and about 15% of this money was awarded to local businesses that hire low-income residents. That’s good because local and state agencies receiving HUD funds are required to ensure that jobs and contracts reach public […]

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January 13, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday to The HUDdle!

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It’s time to break out the party hats, balloons and the birthday cake (you can’t forget the cake!) to celebrate the 1st birthday of the Department’s official blog: The HUDdle.  A year ago on Sunday, HUD launched a new interactive blog to better serve you, our most important customer.  This is just one way HUD […]

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