August 24, 2012
By David Nguyen
Nick was honored to join U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley yesterday for a roundtable discussion of two initiatives designed to help boost the housing market: President Obama’s housing refinancing plan and Senator Merkley's Rebuilding Equity Act to help underwater homeowners.
During the meeting, Nick thanked Secretary Donovan for awarding Bud Clark Commons the "Creating Community Connections" honor in the joint HUD/American Institute of Architects 2012 Design Contest. The team at Holst Architecture truly raised the bar with the design of Bud Clark Commons, which is as beautiful as it is functional. He also shared his appreciation for the hard work Secretary Donovan's team is doing to help struggling homeowners and stabilize communities across the country.
Many thanks Secretary Donovan for taking the time to visit Portland and to meet with us and our local housing partners.
Elliot Njus in The Oregonian