June 16, 2011

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

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 Our guest bloggers today are HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, EPA Secretary Lisa Jackson, and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood Cross posted from The Department of Transportation Two years ago, President Obama offered a new vision for sustainable communities and vastly improved how our agencies work together.  He challenged us to coordinate our efforts and help build […]

June 2, 2011

Sustainable Santa Monica

Americans want more sustainable communities. That’s obvious when you look at the communities that have retained their value during the recent downturn in the housing market. here at HUD we are responding to this realignment with an increased focus on developing thriving neighborhoods that combine access to transit, jobs and cultural opportunities with our affordable […]

April 4, 2011

Americans Prefer Sustainable Communities

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a study today confirming what we at HUD have been hearing from people in communities around the country since this administration took office: Americans prefer sustainable communities. NAR’s study, the “Community Preference Survey” found that a clear majority of respondents prefer dense walkable areas over those that require […]