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Housing and Urban Development

Building Appreciation: A Short Interview With Tenement Museum's Brendan Murphy

Danny Groner | Posted 12.14.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

The Tenement Museum offers a series of tours to curious patrons.

Dr. Carson

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We are eager to work with...

Trump: Ben Carson Perfect For HUD Because 'It Has The Word Urban In It'

James Schlarmann | Posted 11.23.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

Find more satirical news stories like this one on The Political Garbage Chute. NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- President-Elect Donald J. Trump has already been...

Duany: The Promise of Suburbia Has Been Betrayed

Jared Green | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.

New Study Finds Lack of Housing for 7.2 Million Lowest Income Renters

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.25.2016 | DC
Malik Siraj Akbar

NLIHC enthusiastically supports this bold new bill because it tackles the unacceptably high levels of homelessness in this country and will increase the supply of affordable housing for the country's lowest income households.

CT Leads The Way On Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.18.2017 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy gave us a taste today of what can be achieved when good government works closely with caring and motivated constituents -- the end of veteran homelessness in his state.

Textbooks Promote Myth of 'De Facto' Segregation

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

After attending a presentation on the history of housing segregation and race, parent Wendy Jacobson decided to see what her son's AP history textbook had to say on the matter.

It All Comes Down to Affordable Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.18.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

We need elected officials to wake up to the affordable housing crisis and the importance of ensuring that people have housing with access to quality schools and quality healthcare, jobs and transportation.

A Bright Spot in the Budget for Homeless Young People

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.17.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The holidays hit homeless youth hard. Everywhere they look, people are spending money, showing loved ones how much they care, heading home for big feasts. If you're a kid with no money, no loved ones, and no home, the songs piped into every store can sting.

Urban Development: The Real Innovation Catalyst

Miguel Marshall | Posted 11.03.2016 | Technology
Miguel Marshall

The only thing in our way is the old paradigm of government and property owners, that do not consider time investment as an important factor for development.

HUD Reentry-Reintegration Housing Guidance

Deborah De Santis | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

Today, we are delighted to see the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development take a big step toward meeting our call for fairness.

Housing Agencies Restoring Vouchers -- Let's Finish the Job in 2016

Douglas Rice | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Douglas Rice

With policymakers providing the needed funds, state and local housing agencies are restoring many of the housing vouchers lost to the sequestration cuts in recent years. But restoring the rest -- which the President and Congress should prioritize in their fall negotiations over a final 2016 budget -- will likely require relief from sequestration.

HUD 202 Cannot Be Zeroed Out

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.24.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This program is more vital than ever as the need for affordable housing for seniors is growing exponentially. Yet, inexplicably, our leaders in Washington are de-prioritizing efforts to protect seniors by denying essential funding to HUD 202.

All Citizens Need a Fair Shot -- No Matter Their Zip Code

Sec. Julián Castro | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Sec. Julián Castro

If we are to make equal opportunity real for every American, we must ensure that all citizens -- no matter their income or zip code -- have a fair shot to pursue their dreams.

Funding for National Housing Trust Fund a Reality

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

The Trust Fund is not the panacea. It will go a very long way, providing funds for bricks and mortar, creating more affordable housing for thousands of Americans, but the operational and service side so vital to affordable housing will continue to rely on other federal programs.

Dying Homeless

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

As the Babes in the Woods story signifies, asking for assistance from those who can't or won't help, too often leads to desperate action. Recovery takes time and effort.

Congress Must Embrace Solutions That End Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

Not only is supportive housing a game changer when it comes to individual success, it is a more cost-effective use of taxpayer dollars. Inexplicably, however, the federal programs used to bolster supportive housing and save money are in a state of limbo, placing at risk the gains we have realized to date.

If HUD Were in Charge of Ebola, 10 Percent of Us Would Be Bleeding From Our Eyes by Now

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.01.2015 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

These guys at the Dept. of Ed., they're more like the Ebola scientists we hope are working on the problem -- testing for homelessness, and treating those afflicted. They don't use limiting definitions or expect people to prove a negative. Consequently they get a much more accurate picture of the problem. And still they fall short.

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...

Is the U.S. Falling Behind Mexico? News From Ambos Nogales

Michael Dear | Posted 09.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Michael Dear

Today Mexican Nogales, known formally as Heroica Nogales, is booming and I wanted to catch up on what had been happening. By the end of my visit, I was convinced that the US is falling perilously behind Mexico in terms of borderland economic investment, growth and development.

Republicans Know Hillary Rodham Clinton Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. Their problem is this woman who they are trying to paint as diminished in some way is clearly miles ahead in energy and brainpower from any of the people that want the 2016 Republican nomination.

NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

Reverse Robin Hood Funding Threatens San Diego

Laura Barrett | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

San Diego's sunny beaches and beautiful college campuses can be deceptive. The city's soaring housing costs force university students and low-income f...

Could The Fair Housing Act Keep You in Your Home?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

When foreclosure actions due to predatory lending are fought from a Civil Rights perspective, the rights and interests of the homeowner who was wronged becomes the focus. It's about fairness and an even playing field. That's all anyone ever wanted.

Will the Housing Market Be a Casualty of the Government Shutdown?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.10.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Homeownership remains the cornerstone for stabilizing and rebuilding the middle class. But some in Congress seem determined to make it nearly impossible for struggling communities to recover.