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Hurricane Katrina: Nine Years Later
Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. Today, HUD is rethinking disaster recovery to build a more resilient future.
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Ending Veteran Homelessness
Since 2010, homelessness among veterans has fallen by 33 percent. But there's more work to do.
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CDBG Turns 40
On August 22, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law creating one of HUD's hallmark programs - the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
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The Latest Housing Market Trends
Housing trends tell us a lot about the health of our economy. HUD's latest report shows we have more to do, but we're on the right path.
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President Obama visits HUD
On Thursday, July 31, President Obama joined Secretary Castro and talked about how HUD employees are expanding opportunity for all Americans.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

HUD’s CDBG Program at 40: A Legacy of Opportunity

Written by: Secretary Julian Castro

Forty years ago this month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, giving birth to the Community Development Block Grant Program. In the 40 years since, CDBG has been at work in thousands of urban and rural communities, supporting a wide variety of activities from improving public infrastructure to producing affordable housing.

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Open Government Initiative


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HUD Implementation of the Recovery Act
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Making Home Affordable


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Innovation of the Day


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Innovation of the Day