January 31, 2005
HUD'S COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT EXPERT SPEAKS IN DENVER
DENVER - Nelson R. Breg�n, Gen. Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD's Community Planning and Development (CPD), will travel to Denver to participate in an opening panel, Bringing Preservation Home, on February 3rd. Mr. Breg�n
will address Historic Preservation Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing and businesses. The opening plenary session begins with a welcome by Denver's Mayor John Hickenlooper
on Thursday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the El Jebel Shrine Temple, 1770 Sherman Street
Event Complex, Auditorium on the 2nd floor.
Participants will be attending the Saving Places 2005: Bringing Preservation Home as part of the Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s Annual Historic Preservation Conference February 2 through 4, 2005. Topics will include architecture, structure rehabilitation, historic registers, grant applications and obtaining funding assistance.
Mr. Breg�n is responsible for approximately $8.6 billion in grant programs and loan guarantee authority, which is
28% of HUD's annual budget. He will be available to discuss future Community Development Block Grants and HOME block grant programs. He is also a steward of HUD's homeless programs and responsible for $1.8 billion of homeless assistance funding.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department promotes economic and community development as well as enforces
the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD's program are available on the Internet or
---- Interview Opportunity with Housing Expert ---
Who: Nelson R. Breg�n, General Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD's Community Planning and Development
Date: Thursday morning, Feb. 3, 2005
When: Panel Presentation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Interview opportunities immediately following his speech
Where: 1770 Sherman Street, Denver, Colo.
NOTE TO ALL: Nelson Breg�n welcomes all reporters. He speaks fluent Spanish upon request, and enjoys live TV
and radio interviews.