A reporter asked President Trump’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney a question at a press conference at the White House yesterday: “During the course of the campaign President Trump said, specifically to urban […]
GOP spending bill targets community development grants – David Rogers – POLITICO.com.
You have to hand it to the CPD staff of HUD. They are doing some really interesting and useful things these days to make HUD funds more effective. For example, HUD officials recently demonstrated the […]
(Photo: Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, from Texas Tribune) Readers will recall Governor Perry passed responsibility for the Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Dolly disaster recovery programs to Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson effective […]
The Texas Legislature acted today to preserve a key program in the state’s efforts to address the substandard living conditions in Texas colonias. The Texas Senate passed SB 2 which allows the Governor authority to […]
As other parts of the state literally burn and the Governor calls on Texans to implement a critical part of his disaster response program, prayer for rain, here in the Valley rain clouds are rolling in. As I’ve been writing this post, the lights in my downtown Edinburg office have gone out, interrupting my work. The city streets flood terribly with even ordinary rainstorms like today’s, but colonias have it much worse.
This press release from the National Low Income Housing Coalition unfortunately shows the current budgetary carnage is not restricted to State Legislatures. This environment makes clear the Feds aren’t going to be picking up any […]