Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

How should we collaborate with individuals, businesses, non-profits, other agencies, or state/local governments? What kinds of prizes/contests should we consider to attract others in working with us? What top problems should we tackle together?

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Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for this agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960 ALSO -- Those OpenGov Team members, ...more »

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Engage Ameri-corp, Habitat 4 Humanity & others

Hud's mission statement has a great opportunity to be put into action, if only you would actively engage the service learning/volunteer community,a community that has in this decade grown leaps and bounds, especially with the youth of America. Engage people in service and inspire congress to provide them with a stipend and debt relief from their student loans. If Habitat for Humanity can "build" houses for low income ...more »

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True healthcare reform must link HEALTH with HOUSING

TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA IF HE TRANSFORMS AND ELEVATES LOW INCOME HOUSING STANDARDS, HE WILL TRANSFORM HEALTH CARE AT A DEEPER AND EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT LEVEL, SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY, AND BRING DOWN THE DEFICIT EVEN LOWER THAN WHAT THE CBO PROJECTED! Below I have provided a link to a recent article in the L.A Times, that goes into great depth about how substandard housing for low income families contributes to the health ...more »

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Homelessness & Vets

Ok, I tried to buy a condo in vegas and help no less than five vets in town each at different times. None of them had ever used their down assistance and all of them were in a bad mental state. None of them wanted to use the tax credit available. I tried also, although not a vet and realized that I couldn't afford the total cost of the condo. The price was just too much. Even for a poor area. So why is this the case. ...more »

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The Benefit Of Community Improvement For All

In the past it was very hard to get information from HUD, through the internet or any other source. Thanks to the Working Group that focuses on transparency, accountability, participation, and collaboration within the Federal Government information is easier to access. However, many people have expressed their concern because of the high rate of homelessness, I am most concerned about HUD's support for people with disability, ...more »

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what happen to me

hi my name is Paul I am a local 188 glaizer..recenty in the past week i return for jail....on a dwi 3rd degree. i spent 15 day for that investgation' and return back the locks were changed.. the person that was living there..said on feb the 11th the roomate..lock me out even though the policer officer told he can't do that.. i had a voicemail that another person saw him thke the bag.. to the other person home i have that ...more »

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Work with DoT on light-rail to expand access to affordable areas

Rapid transit such as light-rail makes living farther outside of a city practical by allowing those living farther away to still commute to the city for work using affordable transportation. Work with the DoT and state governments on high-speed and light-rail, to identify routes that provide access to more affordable housing areas. If HUD has detailed geographic data on the cost of housing and DoT has GIS data on planned ...more »

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Hire jobless construction workers for urban renewal

Construction and related industries have been hit hardest by the recession. Cities are suffering from crumbling infrastructure, and urban decay. Why not bring the two together with a massive HUD jobs program? The cheapest way to fix and improve infrastructure is to hire from the building industries. This is the perfect win-win: skilled laborers get lower-paying but steady work, and the cities are rebuilt and renewed ...more »

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Collaboration Networks w/ HUD Partners

I think HUD should work to create collaboration networks with their key partners whether other state and local government agencies, non-profit entities, and business owners.

 

I think business.gov is a good model.

 

These can range from broad open communities to close-knit private communities.

 

-Steve Ressler

Founder, GovLoop.com

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Innovating Housing and Urban Development

Proposal to Build Homes For Low Income Families Green Homes Currently, the Family Self Sufficiency Program helps families save money and build good credit so they can eventually buy their own home. With the collapse of the economy I lost my job, I failed to graduate the program and now the credit I've been building is also destroyed because I can't pay my bills. Instead of leaving the building of homes to other programs, ...more »

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Capital for down payment group home for those w/Mental Illness

We operate a non-profit in north Idaho. Does HUD have funds that we could use and repay for purchase of existing homes? What requirements for qualification

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