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Region II Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión Holds First Ever "HUD in Your Neighborhood" Event and Check Presentation with Congressman Steve Israel to Family Service League - Huntington, NY
"HUD in Your Neighborhood" brings the resources of the Department of Housing and Urban Development programs into local communities
Farmingdale, NY - On Friday April 29, 2011, Adolfo Carrión Regional Administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), held the first ever "HUD in Your Neighborhood." The event brings the resources of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to local communities. Presentations covered housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, community development and funding opportunities.
"Too often government is accused of operating in an 'Ivory Tower.' Our new program called "HUD in Your Neighborhood" debunks that myth and proves that government operates best when it is accessible, transparent and practical," said Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión. "Bringing this program to communities across our region will help people better understand their government and how it can help their communities grow and prosper and become more sustainable."
The first of its kind, "HUD in your Neighborhood" will offer program experts from various HUD departments, providing hands on training and assistance to empower local stakeholders to improve their communities. A general information session will took place regarding the NY-HUD office new initiatives and programs during the morning; while one on one information session provided greater detail on specific HUD programs and tools throughout the day. HUD will disseminate literature; brochures and information packets. Rep. Israel worked closely with Administrator Carrión to launch the event and ensure the resources matched the needs of local residents and organizations.
Also, Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión presented a check to the Family Service League to combat homelessness as pat of the HUD's Continuum of Care grants now the provides services to approximately 47,000 Long Islanders each year in the areas of Counseling Services; Programs for the Chronically Mentally Ill, Youth; and the Elderly.
Region II is currently planning future "HUD in Your Neighborhood" events. The Long Island event was brought together 90 participants, including local organizations that work on housing and community development issues.
Participating organizations included: United Way, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, Blessed Hope Ministry, Come Away My Beloved Inc., First Baptist Church of Deer Park, the Town of Huntington, the Town of Babylon, Porter Trejo Action Committee, WCDC, EAC, Wyandanch Homes and Property Development Corp., Long Island Men's Club, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and NJ, Fitzgerald House, EOC of Suffolk Inc., Legislator DuWayne Gregory, CDC of Long Island, HS Youth Enrichment Center, Wyandanch Daycare Center, Huntington School Board, Go JUDAH Empowerment Ministries Inc., Hispanic American Association, MJ&I Realty and Remax Realty.
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