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  • Community Empowerment Banking Plan
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    Community Empowerment Banking Plan

    Secretary Cisneros announced that the administration was providing $20 million for community banks in Washington, DC, Baltimore and six rural Mississippi counties. He stated that these…

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  • Public Housing Renewal
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    Public Housing Renewal

    Residents gathered to celebrate the destruction of old, dilapidated, high-rise housing. It will be replaced with townhomes.

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  • Public Housing Issues
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    Public Housing Issues

    Vice President Gore opened a panel discussion on innovations in U.S. public housing. He spoke about the reinvention of public housing by Secretary Cisneros which has project of reinventing…

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  • Improvements in Public Housing Report
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    Improvements in Public Housing Report

    Secretary Cisneros announced a report on public housing improvements.

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  • Government Shutdown Impact on HUD
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    Government Shutdown Impact on HUD

    Participants briefed reporters on the impact of the continuing partial government shutdown on the Department of Housing and Urban Development. They examined a variety of topics, including…

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  • Public Housing
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    Public Housing

    Secretary Cisneros talked to reporters about HUD reforms to make public housing a more suitable living environment. He discussed the department’s progress over the past year and its future…

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  • Homeless Grants
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    Homeless Grants

    Participants announced $900 million in federal grants to cities and organizations to deal with homeless persons and talked about the money would be used to help people.

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  • Public Housing Report
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    Public Housing Report

    Secretary Cisneros and others briefed reporters and answered questions about the release of a progress report on public housing revitalization efforts nationwide.

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  • HUD Department Reorganization
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    HUD Department Reorganization

    Secretary Cisneros and other administration supporters talked about the administration’s proposal to reform the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan includes budget cuts,…

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  • Secretary Cisneros Ethics Investigation
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    Secretary Cisneros Ethics Investigation

    Secretary Cisneros briefed reporters on Attorney General Janet Reno’s recommendation for the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate whether Secretary Cisneros should be…

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  • Housing Loans
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    Housing Loans

    The participants briefed reporters on changes in federal housing mortage insurance criteria. The new policies are designed to make it easier for families to qualify for FHA loans.

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  • Department of HUD Restructuring
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    Department of HUD Restructuring

    Secretary Cisneros reacted to President Clinton’s spending cut plan. He and the assistant secretary answered reporters' questions about the planned cuts and consolidations in the department.

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  • BacktoSchool Event Rally
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    Back-to-School Event Rally

    Various Housing and Urban Development officials and local community leaders spoke about the importance of education at a back to school rally at a public housing development in Washington,…

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  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Secretary Cisneros and Mr. Ickes spoke about the importance of health care reform, especially universal coverage for local communities. Then representatives of various groups made brief…

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  • US Housing Issues
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    U.S. Housing Issues

    Mr. Jackson spoke about housing issues and the need for low income housing for those less fortunate. The discussion focused on his recent meeting with Secretary Cisneros and the Department…

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  • US Housing Issues
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    U.S. Housing Issues

    Following an introduction by Andrew Cuomo, Secretary Cisneros spoke about the five priorities of HUD which include an increase in available low-income housing and loan availability. In the final…

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  • US Housing Conditions
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    U.S. Housing Conditions

    Secretary Cisneros announced a new HUD policy whereby monthly statistics on housing market conditions will be made available to consumers, bankers and other interested persons.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month
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    Hispanic Heritage Month

    Secretary Cisneros and other administration officials spoke at a ceremony honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. Much of the ceremony was in Spanish with no English translation.

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  • Midwest Flood Relief
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    Midwest Flood Relief

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsored a meeting of federal, state and local officials on the rebuilding efforts for people affected by the massive flooding of the…

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  • Public Housing Initiatives
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    Public Housing Initiatives

    Secretary Cisneros moderated a town meeting for the employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as residents of public housing authorities throughout the Eastern…

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