March 1, 2012

HUD’s First Twitter Town Hall is a Success!

On Tuesday, HUD hosted for the first time ever, a Twitter Town Hall to launch the Strong Communities, Strong Cities (SC2) Fellowship program.  The Obama Administration launched the SC2 initiative last summer as a pilot initiative to establish interagency collaboration and spark economic growth.  The fellowship program will be a fundamental element of this initiative.  […]

December 2, 2011

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship Program

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This summer, the Obama Administration announced the launch of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative.  This new interagency pilot initiative is designed to spark economic growth in local communities while ensuring taxpayer dollars are used wisely and efficiently.  SC2 will break the federal government out of its traditional roles to partner with local governments […]

July 18, 2011

Partnering with Communities for Economic Growth

Cross posted from 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 […]

July 11, 2011

Strengthening our cities and communities

I was proud to join Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and other leaders at the state and local level in Detroit today to announce the Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is a major part of this unprecedented White House partnership, which helps local governments in six […]