"Green" ARRA Funds are awarded to an Affordable Housing Development in SE Washington, DC on Earth Day

Picture from left to right: Jerry Anderson, Associate DAS of Housing, OAHP; Secretary Shaun Donovan; John E. Hall, Field Office Director/DCFO; and Ted K. Toon, Deputy Secretary of Housing: OAHP

On April 22, 2010, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Congresswoman Holmes Norton gathered together with other community leaders at the Garfield Hills Apartments, a 94-unit family affordable housing development in SE Washington, DC that was awarded "green" Recovery Act funds. Secretary Donovan and other officials, including leaders from HUD's Office of Affordable Housing Preservation, were on-site to announce the funds in a press conference. During the press conference Secretary Donovan said, "I am proud to announce this funding on Earth Day because not only will it improve the quality of life for Garfield Hills residents, but will also lower energy costs and create quality green jobs at the same time." Following the press conference, there was a brief question and answer period and a tour of the Garfield Hill Apartments community.

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