This year marks HUD’s 50th anniversary. In celebration, HUD launched its “HUD 50” website on April 28. The HUD 50 website recognizes HUD’s past accomplishments and inaugurates the next 50 years of advancing policies promoting homeownership, community development, and access to affordable housing.
“HUD 50th anniversary isn’t just about celebrating our proud history – it’s about building for the next 50 years,” said Betsaida Alcantara, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, in an April 29 press release.
The HUD 50 website provides an interactive timeline tracing HUD’s history, links to articles featuring prominent employees, a series of videos relevant to HUD’s work and development, and a collection of 30 public housing success stories including President Jimmy Carter and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The HUD 50 website will continue to develop, as more informative materials are added to the webpage over the course of the year. In addition, the website will announce relevant events taking place throughout the country.
Access the HUD 50 website at http://hud50.hud.gov/ and view the latest updates on social media using the hashtag #HUDat50.