December 10, 2012, 2pm PST
A report released today shows that the federal government has been effective in reducing homelessness over the last several years, but will fall short of goals for eradicating homelessness among the most vulnerable populations.
December 5, 2012, 2pm PST
We've heard a lot about how local communities are becoming more creative in financing their key initiatives, as a gridlocked and debt-burdened federal government withdraws its assistance. One federal program, however, is providing valuable support.
November 19, 2012, 11am PST
The nation's mayors are warning that looming budget cuts and tax hikes mandated by the federal sequestration process represent “perhaps the biggest threat to our metro economies.” More than 100,000 families may be forced out of their homes.
September 6, 2012, 7am PDT
Moving families from segregated, high poverty neighborhoods, into desegregated "areas of opportunity" has multiple effects. Housing mobility programs help revitalize communities and improve the physical and mental health of families involved.
July 22, 2012, 9am PDT
As Congress presses to eliminate funding for many of the federal government's sustainable planning initiatives, increased collaboration among agencies around smart growth policies may be irreversible.
May 3, 2012, 7am PDT
Reflecting trends likely to effect many cities in the coming years and decades, Magdalena Wegrzyn reports on the growing need for affordable housing for seniors in the City of Longmont, 30 miles outside of Denver.
April 18, 2012, 12pm PDT
Set aside whether or not you agree with anything Governor Romney has to say about anything. Set aside whether or not you think it is axiomatic that the people of the United States need a federal agency generally charged with the mission of housing the poor and attending to urban issues.
Candidate Romney may be doing us a favor by putting HUD on the table for us as an American community to evaluate. It does not matter if the world that favors the elimination of HUD is largely comprised of what Senator McCain called Tea Party Hobbits; the question as to the merit of keeping HUD or not deserves our attention.
March 30, 2012, 2pm PDT
The satirical newspaper <em>the Onion</em> reports on efforts by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to boost their brand recognition.
February 19, 2012, 7am PST
Kaid Benfield brings attention to HUD's new Sustainable Communities Resource Center website, which provides best practices case studies and other information resources.
February 13, 2012, 9am PST
<em>NewPublicHealth</em> recently published an interview with HUD’s Raphael Bostic on the nexus between Housing Policy and Public Health, and the steps the Feds are taking to improve people's health through housing.
January 19, 2012, 11am PST
Writing in Grist, Greg Hanscom's position is that under Obama's guidance, the Federal Government has shifted away from subsidizing sprawl and towards reviving cities. Agree?
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 19, 2011, 5am PDT
Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
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.
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.
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.
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).