|HUD No. 09-182
September 21, 2009
HUD LAUNCHES NEW WEB PAGE TO MARK WORLD HABITAT DAY
Site features event schedule, registration information and awards program
WASHINGTON - October 5th is World Habitat Day and to mark the occasion, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban today launched a new web page that will showcase the variety of events taking place around the country including the World Habitat Day opening ceremony and a prestigious awards program taking place at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
World Habitat Day is an annual event sponsored by the United Nations General Assembly to promote innovations in affordable housing and sustainable urban development. This year, the United States is hosting the event for the first time ever.
HUD's new web page offers online registration for those who wish to attend the October 5th opening day ceremony at the National Building Museum and a host of other events including a forum on Livable Communities being hosted at Howard University in Washington. The web page also directs readers to UN HABITAT official website (www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=588) which highlights the events taking place around the world as well as links to HUD and U.N. co-sponsoring partners.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov. You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDnews, on facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD's News Listserv.