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HUD No. 21-125
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August 20, 2021

PHOTO RELEASE: Secretary Fudge Travels the Country to Amplify Build Back Better Agenda


WASHINGTON - Throughout the summer, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge traveled around the country to amplify the Biden-Harris administration’s Build Back Better agenda. Secretary Fudge visited multiple cities across the U.S. to discuss the investments in housing construction and rehabilitation, economic development, and community revitalization in the Build Back Better agenda. Secretary Fudge was joined by various leaders at the state, local, and federal levels.

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Alexandria, Virginia
August 13, 2021

[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge meets with residents at The Spire, an affordable housing community in Alexandria, Virginia.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge meets with residents at The Spire, an affordable housing community in Alexandria, Virginia.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge greets Catherine Bucknam, Interim Senior Vice President for AHC Management, at The Spire, an affordable housing community in Alexandria, Virginia.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge greets Catherine Bucknam, Interim Senior Vice President for AHC Management, at The Spire, an affordable housing community in Alexandria, Virginia.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge shakes hands with U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) ahead of the Build Back Better event with City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson (pictured center).]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge shakes hands with U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) ahead of the Build Back Better event with City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson (pictured center).
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge converses with a resident of The Spire before touring the affordable rental community in Alexandria, Virginia.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge converses with a resident of The Spire before touring the affordable rental community in Alexandria, Virginia.
Birmingham, Alabama
August 11, 2021
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and U.S. Representative Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) meet with a resident at the Villas at Titusville, an affordable housing development in Birmingham, Alabama.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and U.S. Representative Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) meet with a resident at the Villas at Titusville, an affordable housing development in Birmingham, Alabama.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge addresses residents and local leaders during a Build Back Better event, held at the Villas at Titusville in Birmingham, Alabama.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge addresses residents and local leaders during a Build Back Better event, held at the Villas at Titusville in Birmingham, Alabama.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge views a piece of street art remembering the life of George Floyd during a visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge views a piece of street art remembering the life of George Floyd during a visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge meets with local leaders for a roundtable discussion on the Build Back Better agenda and efforts to help more families secure affordable housing in Birmingham. Pictured here with U.S. Representative Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) (right) and Denise Gilmore, Senior Director for the Division of Social Justice and Racial Equity for the City of Birmingham (left).]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge meets with local leaders for a roundtable discussion on the Build Back Better agenda and efforts to help more families secure affordable housing in Birmingham. Pictured here with U.S. Representative Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) (right) and Denise Gilmore, Senior Director for the Division of Social Justice and Racial Equity for the City of Birmingham (left).
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge reviews a redevelopment plan for Southtown Court affordable housing community in  Birmingham, Alabama.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge reviews a redevelopment plan for Southtown Court affordable housing community in Birmingham, Alabama.
Prince George’s County, Maryland
August 6, 2021
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks at Build Back Better event with U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (MD-04) (left) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (right) in Prince George’s County, Maryland.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks at Build Back Better event with U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (MD-04) (left) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (right) in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge smiles for a picture with Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD), U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD), and U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (MD-04) (left to right).]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge smiles for a picture with Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD), U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD), and U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (MD-04) (left to right).
Denver and Englewood, Colorado
July 13-July 14, 2021
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge walks with U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01) during a visit to Denver’s Sun Valley Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge walks with U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01) during a visit to Denver’s Sun Valley Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge talks with Denver Housing Authority Chief Real Estate Officer Ryan Tobin (left) and U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01) (right).]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge talks with Denver Housing Authority Chief Real Estate Officer Ryan Tobin (left) and U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01) (right).
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge talks with residents during a visit to Orchard Place, a retirement community in Englewood, Colorado.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge talks with residents during a visit to Orchard Place, a retirement community in Englewood, Colorado.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge pictured during a visit to Sun Valley Gateway South Housing Development in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge pictured during a visit to Sun Valley Gateway South Housing Development in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge visiting a construction site in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Pictured with U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01)(left) and Denver Housing Authority Chief Real Estate Officer Ryan Tobin (right).]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge visiting a construction site in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Pictured with U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01)(left) and Denver Housing Authority Chief Real Estate Officer Ryan Tobin (right).
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge greets City of Englewood Mayor Linda Olson during a visit to Orchard Place, a retirement home in Englewood, Colorado.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge greets City of Englewood Mayor Linda Olson during a visit to Orchard Place, a retirement home in Englewood, Colorado.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks with Lindsey Gorzalski, Director of Innovative Housing Concepts, during a visit to Orchard Place, a retirement home in Englewood, Colorado.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks with Lindsey Gorzalski, Director of Innovative Housing Concepts, during a visit to Orchard Place, a retirement home in Englewood, Colorado.
Camden, New Jersey
June 2, 2021
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks at a Build Back Better event in Camden, New Jersey.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks at a Build Back Better event in Camden, New Jersey.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge greets residents and community leaders during a Build Back Better event in Camden, New Jersey.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge greets residents and community leaders during a Build Back Better event in Camden, New Jersey.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge applauds a speaker at a Build Back Better event in Camden, New Jersey. Pictured (left to right) with U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), and The Michaels Organization Vice President of Development Nicholas Cangelosi.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge applauds a speaker at a Build Back Better event in Camden, New Jersey. Pictured (left to right) with U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), and The Michaels Organization Vice President of Development Nicholas Cangelosi.
Kansas City, Missouri
May 26, 2021
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks at Build Back Better event in Kansas City, Missouri.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speaks at Build Back Better event in Kansas City, Missouri.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge observes property development renders during a roundtable discussion with residents and local leadership in Kansas City, Missouri.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge observes property development renders during a roundtable discussion with residents and local leadership in Kansas City, Missouri.
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge shares a candid moment during a visit to a construction site for a sustainable home in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured with U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) (far left) and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (far right).]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge shares a candid moment during a visit to a construction site for a sustainable home in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured with U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) (far left) and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (far right).
[Secretary Marcia L. Fudge participates in a roundtable discussion on affordable housing at Mattie Rhodes Center with U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) in Kansas City, Missouri.]
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge participates in a roundtable discussion on affordable housing at Mattie Rhodes Center with U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) in Kansas City, Missouri.


Background:

Facing a pandemic, unprecedented economic downturn, profound climate crisis, and persistent racial injustices, President Biden outlined an ambitious agenda that would position America not just to return to where we were pre-pandemic, but to build back better toward a more sustainable, resilient, equitable, and prosperous future.

Driven by the largest shortfall of new housing units in 50 years, rents and housing prices continue to increase-with some 10.5 million renters paying more than half their incomes in rent. The Build Back Better Agenda will use tax credits and government financing to bolster affordable and resilient housing, supporting the construction or rehabilitation of more than two million homes.

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