HUD Strong Families: Kickoff Edition!

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HUD's Strong Families Initiative

HUD Strong Families: Kickoff Edition

Dear Community Champion,

With spring upon us, this year's HUD Strong Families effort is in full gear!

April is the perfect time to start planning your community's HUD Strong Families event in May & June. You can get started by registering your community for HUD Strong Families 2018.

We are proud to support your efforts with this HUD Strong Families Kickoff Edition, including new resources, links to the HUD Strong Families website, and an invitation to share your story!

Thanks for all that you do to empower fathers, mothers, and children in your community.

-The HUD Strong Families Team

Have you registered?

Join the HUD Strong Families Initiative to connect fathers, mothers and children to resources that will empower the entire family.

Your HUD Strong Families event can be anytime in May & June:
Feel free to be creative on the day you celebrate HUD Strong Families!

Click here to sign up!

Check out these resources!

Here are just a few of the federal resources available to empower fathers, mothers, and children in your community:

The Administration for Children and Families is a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services. Encourage parents and caregivers to learn more using their Find Help tool.

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance-funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Share helpful tips about the Earned Income Tax Credit, supporting families impacted by incarceration, and more on their Dad Talk Blog.

The Women's Bureau identifies, researches, and analyzes the topics working women care about most, pioneers innovative policies and programs to address them, and enhances public education and outreach efforts to raise awareness on key issues and developments affecting women in the workforce. Take a look at resources for women who have jobs, are looking for jobs, or are leaving jobs, including information about equal pay and transparency protections and pregnancy and breast feeding rights on their Working Women's Clearinghouse. helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news. View one of their many featured articles, The Crisis of Connection for Adolescent Boys: A TAG Talk.

Coming soon: fresh, expanded HSF website

HUD Strong Families is more than just a new name. Focusing on fathers, mothers, and children means new resources, links, and stories to tell!

While we're sprucing up the HUD Strong Families webpage, our existing Father's Day resources are still available for you:

Be on the lookout for the new HSF website and motherhood resources soon!

Share your community's story!

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Celebrates Father's Day
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Celebrates Father's Day

Every day, communities across the country are making incredible strides to support fathers, mothers, and children. Whether it's hosting a resource fair, coordinating childcare, or facilitating a health clinic, we know that your work is changing lives!

Help us tell your story by sending us a few paragraphs with:

  • A person whose life has been changed by your work
  • How you were able to build the relationships and partnerships
  • Statistics indicating your collective impact
  • Nice photos (along with signed copies of HUD's photo release)

Send your stories to and we'll take it from there!