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HUD No. 09-085(a)
Andrea Mead
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
June 9, 2009
"HOUSING PARTIES" AND WEBINARS START TODAY, JUNE 9, 2009
HUD LAUNCHES "RECOVERY ACT IN ACTION" WEEK

16 Field Offices throughout the Nation Host "Housing Parties," View Webcasts

Sixteen U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional and Field Offices will participate in HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan's "Recovery Act in Action" Week by hosting "Housing Parties," TODAY throughout the country. Events will take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. The "Housing Parties" will feature a broadcast message from Secretary Donovan, webinars providing hands-on technical assistance to grantees from HUD headquarters program staff, and networking opportunities for HUD's Recovery Act grantees and stakeholders. Media is invited to cover the opening day of events. Spokespersons will be available at the "Housing Parties" for on-camera interviews.

A video news release featuring an interview with Secretary Donovan will be available by satellite TODAY at 11 a.m. EDT. Satellite coordinate details are below:

AM-1 (C-Band)
Transponder 9, Channel 9
(3880 MHZ Horizontal)
103 Degrees W. Longitude

NOTE: If you experience technical problems accessing the webcasts, please call 1-877-483-5222 for assistance.

Event Location: HUD San Francisco Area Regional Office
600 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor Main Conference Room
San Francisco, CA
Media Entrance: 3rd Floor, HUD Reception Area
Media Access Time: 10:45 a.m.
Event Time: 11:00 a.m.
Media Parking: In-building parking and adjacent commercial lot parking available
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact
eduardo.cabrera@hud.gov
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing larry.bush@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD New York Regional Office, Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza (between Broadway and Duane St.)
New York, NY
Media Entrance: Duane Street
Media Access Time: 1:00 p.m.
Event Time: 2:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Adam Glantz at (212) 264-1100.

Event Location: HUD Denver Regional Office
1670 Broadway, 25th Floor
Denver, CO
Media Access Time: 11:30 am (Set up and on-camera interview availability with Denver's Deputy Regional Director Deborah Griswold and Denver Public Housing Authority Executive Director Ismael Guerrero.)
Event Time: 12:00 noon
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Dale Gray, 913-551-5542.
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing
deborah.a.griswold@hud.gov.

Event Location: HUD Kansas City Regional Office
400 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406
Room 201
Media Access Time: 12:30 pm (set-up and on-camera interviews availability with HUD Deputy Regional
Director Eugene Lipscomb, local KCMO Housing Authority Executive Director
Ed Lowndes, and KCKS Housing Authority Development Director Tony Shomin)
Event Time: 1:00 pm
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Dale Gray, 913-551-5542.
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing
deborah.a.griswold@hud.gov.

Event Location: HUD Miami Field Office
909 Se 1st Avenue, 4th floor
Miami, FL
Media Access Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event Time: 2:30 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Gloria Shanahan at 305-520-5030
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing
Gloria.Shanahan@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Phoenix Field Office
One North Central Ave, Suite 600 (big glass door entrance on Washington Street)
Phoenix, AZ
Media Entrance: Front door entrance on Washington Street, Suite 600
Media Access Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Time: 11:00 a.m.
Media Parking: Use underground building entrance on 1st Street for Visitor parking OR use surrounding surface parking
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact: Audra Ouellette at 602-379-7181.
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
audra.j.ouellette@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Houston Field Office
1301 Fannin St., Suite 2200
Houston, TX
Media Access Time: 12:30 p.m.
Event Time: 1:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact: Scott Hudman at 713-718-3107.
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
Scott.C.Hudman@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Forth Worth Regional Office
801 Cherry St., 28th Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Media Access Time: 12:30 p.m.
Event Time: 1:00 pm
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact: Patricia Campbell at 817-978-5974.
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
Patricia.A.Campbell@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Cleveland Field Office
U.S. Bank Building
1350 Euclid Ave., Suite 500
Cleveland, OH
Media Access Time: 1:30 p.m.
Event Time: 2:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Lucy Miller at 216-522-4058 *7209
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
lucy.miller@hud.gov.

Event Location: HUD Las Vegas Field Office
300 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 2900
Las Vegas, NV
Media Access Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Time: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Ken LoBene at 702-366-2100
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
kenneth.j.lobene@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Seattle Office
The Martinez Conference Room
Old Federal Office Building
909 1st Avenue
Seattle, Washington
Media Access Time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Time: 12:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Lee Jones at 206-220-5356
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
Leland.jones@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Boston Regional Office
O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Room 301;
Boston
Media Access Time: 1:30 p.m.
Event Time: 2:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Kristine Foye at 617-994-8218
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
kristine.g.foye@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Philadelphia Regional Office
Wannamaker Building, Room 10a and 10b
100 Penn Square East,
Philadelphia, PA
Media Access Time: 1:00 p.m.
Event Time: 2:00 p.m.

For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Maria Bynum at 215-430-6622
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
maria.l.bynum@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Atlanta Regional Office
Five Points Plaza Building, 11th Floor, Montalvo Room
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Media Access Time: 1:30 p.m.
Event Time: 2:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes, please contact Patricia Hoban-Moore at 678-732-2776
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
Patricia.A.Hoban-Moore@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Chicago Regional Office
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, Room 2205
77 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
Media Access Time: 12:30 p.m.
Event Time: 1:00 p.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Debbie Wills at 312-913-8178
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
debbie.wills@hud.gov

Event Location: HUD Los Angeles Field Office
611 West 6th Street, 8th Floor, Room 813
Los Angeles, CA
Media Access Time: 10:45 a.m.
Event Time: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: For logistical and planning purposes only, please contact Ray Brewer at 213-534-2503
This event requires media RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing:
Larry.bush@hud.gov

The satellite coordinates to access the Video News Release at 11:00 a.m. are as follows:
AM-1 (C-Band)
Transponder 9, Channel 9
(3880 MHZ Horizontal)
103 Degrees W. Longitude

NOTE: If you experience technical problems accessing the webcasts, please call 1-877-483-5222 for assistance.

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