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Posted byon July 15, 2011 at 5:58 PM EDT
Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discusses steps the Administration has taken to help cities and communities build strong regional economies and create jobs.
Posted byon July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
The U.S. Department of the Treasury hosted a symposium to discuss economic revitalization through investment in community development financial institutions
Posted byon July 11, 2011 at 9:41 AM EDT
Today, in six cities across the country, the Obama Administration announces a pilot initiative, designed to encourage economic growth and community development.
Posted byon July 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM EDT
Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs in the White House Domestic Policy Council, describes new capacity-building grants that will help neighborhoods develop and execute on their visions for growth and ensure that investments in the community are made strategically to maximize impact.
Posted byon June 30, 2011 at 9:36 AM EDT
Senior leadership from across the federal government gathered in Washington to discuss the issue of Youth Violence and how to prevent it.
Posted byon June 30, 2011 at 1:48 AM EDT
The Department of Transportation announces livability grants to provide affordable, reliable access to safe transportation options.
Announcing the Urban Waters Federal Partnership: Helping Communities Revitalize Their Local Waters through Increased Federal CollaborationPosted byon June 24, 2011 at 2:12 PM EDT
Melody Barnes, along with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Senator Ben Cardin, and local city partners announce a new federal partnership to reconnect urban communities with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community-led revitalization efforts.
Posted byon June 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM EDT
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency works to revitalize neighborhoods with convenient, affordable transit and clean energy.
Posted byon May 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM EDT
In response to the President's call for the United States to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world, the White House is convening a summit to harness the best practices, creativity, and innovation of urban entrepreneurs from across the country.
Posted byon May 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week the President visited flood survivors in Memphis,TN before speaking at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation, celebrated the Situation Room's 50th birthday, and gave a speech on the change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa.