Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, today announced a strategy intended to both act as a model for communities across the country faced with extreme weather and offer guidelines on how the government will continue to invest in the areas affected by last fall’s storm.
“Recent disasters have shown families how our changing climate is impacting lives and nowhere is that more apparent than in New York,” Mr. Donovan, a native New Yorker who previously served as commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, noted on a conference call earlier today.
Not every school’s opening brings together the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and titans of finance, but few schools command the lavish praise and private-public support of Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone.
Shaun Donovan joined Canada, Education Chancellor Cathie Black, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and donors from Goldman Sachs this morning to break ground on Read More
It’s Mathew Wambua, a top aide at the New York City Housing Development Corporation, according to Adam Lisberg, who notes the challenges the new guy will face.
“Former commissioner Shaun Donovan set big affordable housing goals before President Obama tapped him as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The timeline for Read More
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Following last week’s dismal reports on the U.S. housing market’s July performance, the Obama administration indicated over the weekend it’s ready to pour additional money into the hole of debt and unemployment where many homeowners currently find themselves. In the offing: emergency loans for the jobless and government assistance in home refinancing. Read More
In terms of urban policy, the Obama administration certainly will not be lacking input from New Yorkers. With the new appointments announced today in Washington, the three voices with arguably the most influence on urban affairs nationally are officials from New York.
The Obama administration has repeatedly made clear that urban areas will get Read More
In terms of urban policy, the Obama administration certainly will not be lacking input from New Yorkers. With new appointments announced today in Washington, it doesn’t escape notice that now the three voices with probably the most influence on urban affairs nationally are officials from New York.
That’s no insignificant step, given that the Read More
Mayor Bloomberg has tapped a former deputy commissioner for the city’s top housing job, as he announced this morning that Rafael Cestero will be the new commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Mr. Cestero, who left the city for the nonprofit Enterprise in 2007, takes the spot recently left vacant by Read More
Bloomberg just named Rafael Cestero as his new housing commissioner in a press conference at City Hall.
Cestero has been working as the senior vice president and chief program officer of a housing nonprofit called Enterprise Community Partners, where he oversaw the organization's national housing program. Previously, he worked at the city's department of housing Read More
Shaun Donovan, the city’s housing commissioner since 2004, has been confirmed as President Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary.
The confirmation in the U.S. Senate happened late last night, ending his stint at the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
In a statement, Mayor Bloomberg said, “The country is fortunate Read More
Shaun Donovan looked very much at ease during his Jan. 13 confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The 42-year-old leaned forward onto a green-clothed table in front of the Senate Banking Committee, eloquent and gracious in his answers, sharp and timely in his policy points, an apparent shoo-in to be secretary of Housing Read More