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The U.S. Senate confirmed Julian Castro to take over the leadership of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 39-year-old mayor of San Antonio will have a big challenge taking on the very entrenched bureaucracy of the agency. However, this rising political hopeful for the Democratic party will be able to bring more press attention to the agency and its mission. Read the full

Rebuilding A Dream

Rebuilding a Dream will have a powerful, postive impact on public opinion and nudge policymakers to renew the Johnson-era commitment to cities and housing, said Andre Shashaty, president of PSC and author of the book. Purchase your copy of the book at www.sustainabilitystore.org

Smart Growth Law Delivers Housing In Massachusetts

Gov. Deval Patrick is working towards a goal of creating 10,000 multifamily units annually in Massachusetts. One of the tools he is using is a ten-year-old smart growth statute that pays localities to create zoning districts with high density and that include multifamily housing, 20% of which must be affordable. The program appears to be working well, according to Massachusetts housing advocates.
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