March 26, 2012

Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellowship Program Applications Due on Thursday March 30

Earlier this month, HUD, the German Marshall Fund, and the White House Domestic Policy Council launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC 2) Fellowship Program.  Applications for the SC2 Fellowship are due on Thursday March 30th. The SC2 fellowship is part of the SC2 Initiative which is a new and customized pilot initiative to spark […]

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 […]