February 25, 2015

Giving Every Young Person a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential.  This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people—regardless of where they grow up—can get ahead in life […]

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August 5, 2014

A new chapter for Magnolia Crossing in Yazoo, Mississippi

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July 10, 2014 was ground breaking day for the Magnolia Crossing Development renovation project in Yazoo City, MS. As an intern, it was my first day personally seeing the results of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or “RAD,” program. Before the ceremony, the letters RAD simply meant a program in HUD that I viewed on paper. […]

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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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January 13, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Bride Homeless Shelter in Dallas, TX.   Newly appointed CFPB Director Cordray rolls out plans to help homeowners. Affordable housing project commences in Santa Barbara, CA. Martinsville, VA begins revitalization efforts. Idaho unveils first ever Passive Energy home. And HUD launches its new Rental Assistance Demonstration website.

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Preserving Affordable Housing

Public housing is at a crossroads.  With a capital needs backlog of $26 billion and chronic funding shortfalls, we have already lost 150,000 units in the past 15 years. At the same time, with 7 million households paying more than half their income for housing, living in substandard housing, or both, the need for affordable housing is growing. That’s why the Rental Assistance […]

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