Center for Community and Interfaith Partnerships
Andrew Cuomo, Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, announces the creation of a new Center at HUD: HUD Center for Community and Interfaith Partnerships.
The goal of this Center, which is not a new funding source at HUD, is to work directly with those of you involved in community development corporations, not-for-profit groups, community organizing activities and faith-based groups.
Its purpose will be to focus, integrate and intensify our efforts in working WITH you, and to work together to help make the Center a more active partner in the grass-roots empowerment movement in the areas of housing and economic development.
Its objectives include:
- to comprehensively and actively solicit feedback and appropriate response to HUD's outreach regarding housing and urban development issues;
- to communicate HUD actively to community and faith-based constituencies, including the least-well-off;
- to coordinate the use of HUD's resources, both internally and externally;
- to seek new private and public partnerships on the local, regional and national levels.
Rev. Joseph R. Hacala, S.J., Director
Special Assistant for Community and Interfaith Outreach