HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN, CONGRESMAN AL GREEN AND CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE TO VISIT RECOVERY ACT-FUNDED REDEVELOPMENT THAT IS CREATING JOBS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HOUSTON
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HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN, CONGRESMAN AL GREEN AND CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE TO VISIT RECOVERY ACT-FUNDED REDEVELOPMENT THAT IS CREATING JOBS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HOUSTON

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HOUSTON, TX – July 30, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — As part of the Obama Administration’s “Recovery Summer” initiative, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will travel to Houston, TX on Monday, August 2 to tour Kennedy Park Place, a new affordable housing redevelopment that is currently under construction using $7.8 million in HUD Recovery Act funds.

Secretary Donovan will be joined by U.S. Representatives Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee. Following the tour, they will hold a press conference to discuss how, throughout the summer, Recovery Act-funded construction projects are kicking into high gear and putting Americans back to work.

Recovery Act Tour and Press Availability at Kennedy Place:

When: Monday, August 2, 2010, 11:00 a.m. (Tour begins first)

Where: 505 Bayou Street (Bayou and Cline Streets), Houston, TX

Who: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan
U.S. Representative Al Green
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
David Mincberg, Chairman of Houston Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners
James Noteware, Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Houston

For more information, contact Ashley Gammon at 202-320-3709 or Ashley.D.Gammon (at) hud (dot) gov.

Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz
Press Secretary
Congressman Al Green, 9th District-Texas
United States House of Representatives
3003 South Loop West, Suite 460
Houston, TX 77054
Office Phone: 713-383-9321
Cellular Phone: 202-527-1109
Fax: 713-383-9202
Email: Alvaro.Ortiz (at) mail.house (dot) gov

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On January 4, 2007 U.S. Representative Al Green took the oath of office to serve the people of Texas’ 9th Congressional District and began his second term in the United States House of Representatives. As a veteran civil rights advocate, he has dedicated his life to fighting for those in society whose voices, too often, are not heard.

Congressman Green’s chief legislative priority for the 110th Congress is creating a Federal Living Wage. As the Democratic Whip for Region 6 and one of the newest members of the Committee on Homeland Security, Green is dedicated to increasing U.S. port and border security and reducing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee where he continues his fight to eliminate insurance, housing and lender practices that have historically victimized low and moderate income communities. Additionally, Congressman Green remains committed to increasing the levels affordable housing and ensuring that every American realizes the dream of homeownership.

Contact:

Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz (Press Secretary)
Office Phone: (713) 383 9234 Ext. 111
Cell Phone: (832) 606 5869

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