November 28, 2011

New web tool encourages partnership, transparency in HUD grant programs

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Our guest blogger today is Stan Buch, Director of Innovation and Open Government, HUD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer From his first day in office, President Obama committed his Administration to maintaining an unprecedented spirit of openness, transparency, and collaboration. In his first directive on transparency and open government, President Obama said, “Openness will […]

November 26, 2011

Supporting Small Businesses Day with a Little Home Improvement

Small and local businesses are the foundation of America’s economy. These businesses create two out of every three new jobs in America, and help spur economic development in urban and rural communities. From the family owned storefront shops that anchor communities to the high-tech startup in someone’s garage, small businesses are the backbone of our […]

November 25, 2011

CDBG and HOME at work in Arlington, Texas

It wasn’t that long ago when residents along Jordan Lane in Arlington, Texas wouldn’t dare walk down the street day or night.  But thanks to HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs, Jordan Lane is a real neighborhood again. City planners in Arlington sought to revitalize this west-side neighborhood, starting with 11 blighted […]