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HUD No. 24-031
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February 20, 2024

HUD Secretary Visits Akron, Ohio to Highlight Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda

The visit is part of a broader campaign to highlight improvements the Biden-Harris Administration has made to revitalize our nation’s communities

AKRON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge traveled to Akron to meet with residents, stakeholders, and local leaders to discuss the importance of revitalizing communities and expanding access to affordable and sustainable housing. She was joined by Representative Emilia Sykes and Mayor Shammas Malik. This trip is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America tour that focuses on making our nation’s economy work for working families by creating good-paying jobs, unleashing American manufacturing, and strengthening communities that for too long were left out or left behind.

“Over the last 3 years, the Biden-Harris Administration has worked to improve our economy, small businesses, and families while the world was grappling with the effects of a global wide pandemic,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Part of this investment is ensuring that communities have access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing and I am deeply proud of the work we’ve done at HUD to help boost the quality of life for thousands of families by making their homes safer and more comfortable.”

Part of the Secretary’s visit included touring the I Promise Apartments – a housing development that offers affordable, modern units for families in the Akron area whose children attend the I Promise school. Since entering office, the Biden-Harris administration has made great investments to rebuild communities and address some of the nation’s most critical housing issues.

By prioritizing housing as a fundamental component of economic recovery and social equity, the Biden-Harris administration is working to ensure that everyone will not only have access to safe, stable and affordable housing, but will be in a position to thrive.


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