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CUOMO ANNOUNCES AWARDS TO 277 COMMUNITIES FOR OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT OF HUD-FUNDED PROGRAMS
NOTE: Descriptions of award-winning programs available from HUD Public Affairs Office and local HUD offices.
RENO, NV - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today honored 277 communities with John J. Gunther Blue Ribbon "Best Practices" Awards for outstanding management of programs funded by HUD.
Cuomo announced the awards at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Reno, NV.
The Gunther Awards honor state and local governments that do the best job administering HUD-funded programs to expand the supply of affordable housing, create jobs, strengthen local economies, fight housing discrimination, reduce homelessness, increase homeownership and accomplish other goals to improve life in America's communities.
"Winners of these awards are doing an excellent job working in partnership with HUD and can serve as national models," Cuomo said. "We are calling attention to the good work they are doing because we want to help communities around the country learn from their success."
HUD will help states, towns and cities around the nation learn from the successes of the communities winning Gunther Awards this year in several ways:
The Gunther Awards, first given out in June last year, are named for John J. Gunther, who was Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 1961-1987. He died last year.
Award winners were chosen by HUD program offices and field offices around the country.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009