July 10, 2013

Four Years of Sustainability Progress, But Much More to Do

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It seems like it was just yesterday, but in fact four years have gone by since I got a call from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking if I would be interested in serving in the Obama Administration and help lead a new initiative that would bring urban development back to the forefront of much of […]

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June 3, 2013

Sustainability in Indian Country

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The intersection of housing and culture is brought into clear focus in this series of videos highlighting new sustainable housing projects in four Native American communities. Among the projects depicted is the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Housing Authority, which designed the energy-efficient Teekalet Village to preserve the cultural importance of fishing and waterways.  Adjacent to […]

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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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January 24, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-up

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                Home of the day: Sunrise Metro Apartments in Salt Lake City.  Continuing evidence from Utah that Housing First is the solution to ending chronic homelessness. Volunteers in Miami-Dade prepare for their annual homeless point-in-time count tonight. Rehabbed homes in Dayton will soon see some eco-friendly features. And […]

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January 5, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Energy efficient home in Taos, NM.   The Federal Reserve urges action on housing. Harvard professor praises HUD/VA efforts to end Veterans homelessness. Dian Olick on what the Richard Corday appointment could mean for housing. Austin, Texas just got more sustainable. New affordable housing apartments open in Washington, D.C. And some […]

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