October 16, 2012

Renewed Opportunity for Housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation

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In a world too often shrouded from most of America, there’s a renewed perspective and promise of opportunity growing among its people.  The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community initiative has inspired the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe who inhabit the Pine Ridge Reservation ancestral lands in southwest South Dakota to act and plan for important things to […]

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April 19, 2012

Join me for a Sustainable Communities Earth Day Twitter Town Hall

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Earth Day carries a different significance to many people. For some it’s a day to call attention to issues of environmental justice, to others it’s a day to highlight achievements in energy efficiency, and yet for others it’s a day to admire and preserve our planet’s natural wonders. For us here at HUD’s Office of […]

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December 9, 2011

Sustainable Planning for Colorado’s Future

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When local, state and federal governments work together, as partners, they shape a practical vision for how the future can look and maximize use of taxpayers funding to benefit all. The metropolitan region’s leadership proved working together pays off by fifty-six local governments coming together to celebrate the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s […]

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November 21, 2011

A More Sustainable Future

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All across the country, thousands of Americans spend a great amount of time commuting to their jobs.  This is precious time that could be spent with their families and not sitting in traffic.  As our families grow and our lives get busier, living close to work becomes vital to our quality of life.  We are […]

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July 28, 2011

Winning the Future by Supporting Local Innovation

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Today, I was proud to announce that we are making $95 million available in Regional and Community Challenge grants to support local efforts to build more livable and sustainable communities that ensure that all Americans can afford to live in places with access to employment, schools and public transit options. But […]

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