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HUD Secretary's Awards

The HUD Secretary’s Awards are presented annually to honor projects that exemplify excellence in four categories: community planning, historic preservation, affordable housing design, and cooperative public/private efforts. The awards are presented in partnership with the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Best in American Living Competition.

Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes: 2015 Winners

Alaska Native people living in Southwest Alaska suffer from the highest rates of acute respiratory disease ever documented with 1 in 4 infants hospitalized annually. Compared to the overall U.S. infant population, the hospitalization rate for pneumonia in Alaska Native infants is 5 times higher, and the pneumonia hospitalization rate for Southwestern Alaska Natives is 7 times higher. Health care providers in Alaska identify respiratory conditions as the primary health problem for children. More >>