HUD Awards $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers
Source: HUD

Can Disney’s Customer Service Model Work in Government
In the public sector, customer service can easily devolve to “our way or the highway.” The head of the Arlington, Texas, planning department is transforming its service culture into a place where your “dream comes true.” 
By Carl Smith /

Middle-income and Frontline Workers Struggle to Find Affordable Housing
By Brent Woodie, Associate Editor / Route Fifty

HUD and Council on Foundations Announce Winners of Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships
Source: HUD

Interventions Necessary to Avert ‘Wave’ of Foreclosures, Evictions: Report
City, state and federal assistance have kept families afloat, but millions face housing crises as aid expires. By Jason Plautz / Smart Cities Dive


$20B Dallas-Houston High-Speed Rail Project Moves Forward
By Jenn Goodman / Smart Cities Dive
Image Credit: Texas Central

What “Smart City” Means for 2021
As U.S. cities feel the strain of urban growth—rents rising faster than incomes, more than half a million people homeless, persistent racial and social equity issues—some are making much-needed strides. By Richard Budden / American City & County

Boston’s Stormwater Problems Are Older Than The City Itself
By Miriam Wasser / WBUR

Minnesota ‘Clean Cars’ Rule and Environmental Funding Move Forward
By Briana Bierschbach and Jennifer Bjorhus / StarTribune

New $1.1 Billion Smart-Cities Bill Prioritizes Equity, Sponsors Say
By Ryan Johnston / StateScoop

VCPWA Water and Sanitation to Install Money-Saving Battery Energy Storage System
By Micelle M. Havich / American City & County


HOME Written Agreements, CDBG Subrecipient Agreements, and Service Contracts Training
The Cloudburst Group
Online – June 23-24, 2021
1pm – 3pm ET
The Cloudburst HOME Written Agreements, CDBG Subrecipient Agreements, and Service Contracts Training demonstrates how grantees can develop and apply effective written agreements throughout their HOME and CDBG programs.
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2021 NACo Annual Conference
In-Person and Virtual
July 9- 12
Prince George’s County, MD
Join county elected and appointed officials from across the country for NACo’s 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition.
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Florida Housing Coalition Conference
“Annual Home Matters Conference… Leading with Equity”
August 30 – Sept 1 / Online