LOCUS Steering Committee member Eric Larson also attended the event to present the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Award, which recognizes the commitment of a state or local government that is dedicated to the production, rehabilitation and preservation of workforce housing. New this year, the award is named in memory of Larson’s father, Bob Larson, a leading real estate developer and investor chair of the Resolution Trust Corporation and former ULI chairman. This year’s award recipient is the city of San Jose.
“My father believed that a keen sense of community would emerge when dedicated, smart people do the right thing. And public policy, with strong leadership, is key to the lasting quality of a community,” Larson said. “We are thrilled that San Jose is the first recipient of this award bearing my father’s name.”
The event was a tribute to the outstanding achievements of former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Henry Cisneros, who has dedicated his career to building better communities by expanding affordable housing options for working families and public housing reform through programs such as HOPE VI and continues to do so in his current role at CityView. Current HUD Secretary Shaun Donavan and former Congressman Rick Lazio were among those who honored Cisnero and his nearly four decades of service.
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