July 28, 2011

Winning the Future by Supporting Local Innovation

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Today, I was proud to announce that we are making $95 million available in Regional and Community Challenge grants to support local efforts to build more livable and sustainable communities that ensure that all Americans can afford to live in places with access to employment, schools and public transit options. But […]

July 18, 2011

Partnering with Communities for Economic Growth

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Next week, I’ll participate in the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties(NACo) with partners from across the Administration. The timing is bittersweet for me, as I prepare to return to Seattle after more than two years as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But […]

March 10, 2011

The Recovery Act: Winning the Future for America’s Cities by Changing the Way Government Does Business

The Recovery Act is helping America’s cities become better prepared to be long-term engines of economic opportunity, according to a new report. That’s why yesterday I was proud to join Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York in releasing The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Working for America’s Cities, which […]