HUD

July 12, 2011, 1pm PDT
Six pilot cities are selected for the launch of a new federal, interagency initiative know as 'Strong Cities, Strong Communities': Fresno, New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland, Memphis and Chester, PA.
The White House blog
July 7, 2011, 12pm PDT
A discrimination lawsuit filed against the federal government and the state of Louisiana was settled this week in favor of homeowners who claimed that the way funds were distributed was biased against the poor.
The New York Times
May 31, 2011, 7am PDT
Castle Square Apartments in Boston is currently being retrofitted in what is said to be the largest energy savings project of its kind. The low-income housing towers are receiving $6.7 million from HUD's Recovery Act Green Retrofit Program.
Metropolis Magazine
May 16, 2011, 2pm PDT
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has supported roughly 700 affordable housing projects around the country that have never been completed, some stalling out for over a decade.
The Infrastructurist
April 19, 2011, 5am PDT
Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
February 18, 2011, 12pm PST
In an interview, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan says that federal money will only go to those who embrace sustainability.
UrbanLand
February 9, 2011, 11am PST
US Department of Housing and Urban Development sees diverse crop of applicants for $100 million in grants going towards community development projects adhering to livability principles.
Metropolis
February 4, 2011, 6am PST
The Oglala Lakota community hopes plans to boost development will come to fruition after the Housing and Urban Development approves a grant.
The Huffington Post
January 28, 2011, 8am PST
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has introduced a new bill proposing to completely defund the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
HousingWire
December 10, 2010, 2pm PST
The federal government is attempting to pay closer attention to urban issues, and its Department of Housing and Urban Development is leading the way.
Next American City
October 18, 2010, 12pm PDT
HUD has awarded $98 million to 45 regions throughout the country in an effort to spur more sustainability planning efforts.
Next American City
October 5, 2010, 12pm PDT
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan talks with PBS about the department's new approach of integrating transportation and housing policy.
PBS
August 26, 2010, 7am PDT
Applicants have until November 22 to submit applications for a new round of HOPE VI funds.
New Urban Network
July 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
The Obama administration is trying to rein in suburban sprawl. But is it any match for 70 years of unsustainable development?
The American Prospect
Feature
July 8, 2010, 10am PDT
Whitehouse.gov held a live online event on July 15th at 2pm EDT/11am PDT on sustainable communities. All of the questions were submitted and chosen by Planetizen readers. An archive of the event can be viewed here.
Tim Halbur
May 14, 2010, 10am PDT
After a lawsuit in New York State, HUD has taken up the stick and is threatening to terminate funding to housing programs if civil rights fair housing regulations are not met.
Planning Commissioners Journal
Blog post
May 10, 2010, 7pm PDT

As planners, we try to live the urban lifestyle, minimize our carbon footprint, and even grow our own vegetables.  I once saw a colleague wearing a button which read “Riding transit is sexy.” Lose the car, bike or walk to work. Hey, if you’re adventurous, you can even take the bus. But this is easier said than done. I’ve lived in New Haven, Boston, Philadelphia, and now Miami. And as every year passes, I find it more and more challenging to cling to my planning ideals.

 

Melissa Hege
March 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
The results from HUD's first study on the costs of services to the homeless finds that securing and subsidizing rental housing for the homeless is more cost-effective than emergency homeless shelters.
Houston Chronicle
February 25, 2010, 8am PST
OK, there is no such czar, but now that Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities is established, why not be creative? Poticha is former CEO of Reconnecting America, and before that, Congress for the New Urbanism.
Builder
February 17, 2010, 11am PST
Sustainability is going federal through a new collaboration between HUD, EPA and DOT. Anthony Flint takes a look at the new coordinated effort and some of the challenges it faces.
Citiwire