October 12, 2011

Project Rebuild: In Richmond and Columbus, a Case for the American Jobs Act

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Last week, Secretary Donovan visited Richmond, VA and Columbus, OH to see firsthand how previous neighborhood stabilization efforts have helped revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs,  stabilize home prices, and stimulate  local economies. It was a chance to see the impact HUD has had in neighborhoods that were affected by the foreclosure crisis and also demonstrate how […]


Partnering with Communities for Economic Growth

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Next week, I’ll participate in the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties(NACo) with partners from across the Administration. The timing is bittersweet for me, as I prepare to return to Seattle after more than two years as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But […]

June 14, 2011

Assessing Homelessness To End Homelessness

Too often, homelessness is seen as inevitable, instead of a problem we can address and solve.  But across the country, communities are taking concrete steps to change that. And in the Obama Administration, we are working to make that possible with Opening Doors, the first ever strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. Not reduce […]

June 6, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and caught Secretary Donovan on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher! Best line was Donovan’s on being young for a cabinet member: “You know, before this job I was the talking baby in those eTrade commercials.” Here is the rest of what we saw in the world of housing […]