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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements on Issue: Housing and Property

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' James Vilsack
Office: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/20/2009
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Christie; 2 Children: Jess, Doug
Birth Date: 12/13/1950
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Mt. Pleasant, IA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Aug. 7, 2014 USDA Partners with States, Tribes to Improve Public Access on Private Lands
May 30, 2014 Agency Assists Record Number of Rural Families to Become Homeowners in 2013; Efforts Underway to Boost Loan Guarantee, Refinancing Opportunities
Jan. 27, 2014 USDA Offers Hurricane Sandy Victims a New Opportunity to Enroll Land into Easements
Dec. 18, 2013 USDA Brings Additional Relief to Landowners Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Aug. 14, 2013 USDA Announces Available Funding to Provide Safe Housing for America's Farm Laborers
June 20, 2013 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Improve the Quality of Rural Housing
May 31, 2013 Secretary's Column: Helping Families Achieve the Dream of Homeownership
May 31, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights June Homeownership Month
May 24, 2013 Secretary's Column: Taking Time to Remember the Fallen
May 23, 2013 USDA Seeks Applications to Finance Construction and Rehabilitation of Rural Rental Housing
May 22, 2013 USDA Offers Aid to Homeowners Affected by Oklahoma Tornadoes
March 5, 2013 Hearing of the House Agriculture Committee - To Review the State of the Rural Economy
Jan. 31, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Expansion of Refinancing Program to Help More Rural Homeowners
Sept. 6, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Grants to Improve Housing for Farm Workers
July 18, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Loans and Grants to Improve Housing for Farmworkers
July 17, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Proposed Rule to Increase Energy Efficiency in Rural Homes and Businesses
June 29, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: National Homeownership Month
June 27, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Highlights USDA Support for Homeownership During a Rural Housing Visit in Ohio
June 1, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and USDA Celebrate National Homeownership Month
May 9, 2012 USDA Seeks Grant Applications to Improve Rural Housing
May 4, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: A Hand Up for Homeowners
Feb. 24, 2012 We Can't Wait: Secretary Vilsack Announces Outreach to Help Rural USDA-Financed Homeowners Refinance Mortgages, Reduce Payments
Jan. 5, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Announces Opportunity to Advise Land Management Planning
July 22, 2011 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Improve the Quality of Rural Housing
April 29, 2010 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Improve the Quality of Rural Housing
Oct. 8, 2009 USDA Assists American Samoans Following The Tsunami
April 1, 2009 Vice President Joe Biden and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announce Recovery Act Funding for Single Family Housing
March 19, 2009 Opening Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden; Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education; Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation; and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture at a Town Hall Meeting
July 14, 2006 Governor Vilsack Calls on Legislators to Protect Job Growth and Community Development During Special Session
June 23, 2006 Statement from Governor Vilsack
June 16, 2006 Statement from Governor Vilsack on Eminent Domain
June 12, 2006 Statement from Governor Vilsack on AmeriCorps in Iowa
June 9, 2006 Statement from Governor Vilsack Regarding Eminent Domain and Job Creation in Iowa
June 2, 2006 Governor Vilsack Vetoes Restrictive Eminent Domain Provisions
March 1, 2006 Vilsack-Pederson Administration Announces More than $60 Million in Tax Credits to Build Affordable Housing in Iowa
Sept. 1, 2005 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency
Aug. 29, 2005 Letter to Iowa's Congressional Delegation re: LIHEAP Assistance
May 20, 2005 Governor Signs HF 856, Creates Tax Exemption Status for Habitat for Humanity
Jan. 12, 2004 Letter to the Members of the 80th General Assembly
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