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June 12, 2007
HUD CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH WITH LOCAL AGENCIES
Atlanta Energy Star Demonstration Home Ribbon Cutting
ATLANTA - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Atlanta Regional Director Bob Young
celebrates National Homeownership Month at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Atlanta at an Energy Star Demonstration Home in Atlanta, Georgia. Joining HUD as partners in this event are City of Atlanta, Environmental Protection
Agency, Georgia State Trade Association of Nonprofit Developers, Georgia Power, and the University Community Development Corporation (UCDC).
This home was sold by HUD to the City of Atlanta, rehabbed by UCDC to meet Home Performance with Energy Star goals. The Home is open today for tours to see the energy and water conservation methods used to provide affordable housing. This home will continue to remain affordable due to the reduction of utility costs.
"This Energy Star Demonstration Home will ultimately provide a homeowner with a real American dream - a home
that has been rehabbed with energy and water conservation methods," said Young. "It is a great day when all
these partners can work together to provide this energy efficient house � a house which will continue to remain affordable because of all the energy modifications that were made to this home."
Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency in appliances, building materials and construction methods. It was started in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA founded Energy Star Program in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and offers consumers, businesses, and public organizations energy-efficient solutions that save energy and money while helping protect the environment for
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by all the partners last year to promote Energy conversation and
Energy Efficiency in Residential and Commercial Buildings and thereby promoting more affordable housing.
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HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet