June 24, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

As communities across the country celebrate LGBT pride this weekend, check out Assistant Secretary John Transvina’s column on housing discrimination affecting the LGBT community. And before you take off for the weekend, give these housing stories a read: A HUD study shows we need to invest in improving America’s public housing. Bank of America is […]


Revitalizing America’s Waterways

Our rivers and watersheds are wellsprings for our nations’ urban centers – fountainheads from which we draw nourishment, entertainment, and beauty. That’s why Deputy Secretary Ron Sims and HUD have teamed with 11 federal agencies in the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP), whose goal is to revitalize city waterways across the nation. Beginning with pilot […]

June 23, 2011

Better Farmworker Housing as One Path to a Stronger Rural America

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Our guest blogger today is Mercedes Márquez, HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. As the granddaughter of farmworkers, I know how hard farmworkers work and I know the tremendous contribution they make to the American economy and to the meals our families eat every day. Today I am in our nation’s northwest, speaking […]