January 30, 2014

HUD and VA reach out to D.C. homeless community, Veterans

Cross posted from the Department of Veterans Affairs On Wednesday night, Jan. 29, hundreds of volunteers walked the streets of Washington, D.C., in search of the city’s homeless. The goal was to find and count as many of them as possible in order to get a snapshot – a “point-in-time” count – of the current […]

January 27, 2014

Secretary Donovan Travels to Chile to Identify Disaster Reconstruction Lessons

Earlier this month, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Chile to meet with leading housing and urban development officials overseeing disaster reconstruction efforts following that country’s 2010 earthquake and tsunami. His trip came at the invitation of Minister Rodrigo Pérez Mackenna, his counterpart at Chile’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU). The primary purpose […]

January 23, 2014

Investing in Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

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Passion White found herself in a women’s shelter while her children were living with other family members.  She was working full-time but she still couldn’t make ends meet.  White found affordable housing at Compton Apartments.  The affordable rent allowed White to bring her children under one roof where the family was safe.  Now she is […]