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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in July 2017

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-08-16 10:30
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for July 2017.

Farías Sworn In as HUD's Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

HUD Press Releases - Thu, 2017-08-10 10:30
WASHINGTON - Texas native Anna Maria Farías is the new Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Following her confirmation last week by the U.S. Senate, HUD Secretary Ben Carson today administered the oath of office to Farías who will now lead the Department's work to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities.

HUD Reports 'Worst Case Housing Needs' Increased in 2015

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-08-09 10:30
WASHINGTON - The number of very poor unsubsidized families struggling to pay their monthly rent and who may also be living in substandard housing increased between 2013 and 2015, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD Approves Discrimination Agreement Between California Fair Housing Group and Marin County Landlords

HUD Press Releases - Tue, 2017-08-08 10:30
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement between a Northern California fair housing organization and the owners and managers of two apartment complexes in Greenbrae, California.

HUD Makes $38 Million Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-08-02 11:00
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is making $38 million available to fight housing discrimination through the Department's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP).

Secretary Carson Announces Additional $179 Million to Help States Recover from 2015, 2016 Disasters

HUD Press Releases - Tue, 2017-08-01 13:00
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced an additional $178.5 million to help hard-hit areas in several states recover from severe flooding that occurred in 2015 and 2016.

East Baltimore Redevelopment Earns 2017 HUD Secretary Award for Historic Preservation

HUD Press Releases - Fri, 2017-07-21 10:30
WASHINGTON - For years, dozens of historic rowhouses in an East Baltimore neighborhood sat vacant, boarded up and crumbling from neglect while nearby families were in need of affordable housing. Then, a $9.3 million redevelopment project rehabilitated 32 vacant rowhouses into beautiful affordable housing homes complete with a coffee shop and a workforce development center inside two mixed-use buildings.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in June 2017

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-07-19 10:30
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2017.

HUD Makes $2 Billion Available to Local Homeless Programs

HUD Press Releases - Fri, 2017-07-14 10:30
WASHINGTON - In an effort to prevent and effectively end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide. Funded through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program, HUD's funding notice continues to encourage local applicants to use a Housing First approach to help individuals and families move quickly into permanent housing.

HUD Announces Winners of 2017 Healthy Homes Awards

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-07-12 10:30
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) today announced that four model programs around the nation are recipients of the HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes, an award recognizing excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes.

HUD's Mortgagee Review Board Suspends Seckel Capital, LLC

HUD Press Releases - Tue, 2017-07-11 08:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that the Department's Mortgagee Review Board (MRB) is immediately suspending Pennsylvania-based mortgage lender Seckel Capital, LLC from originating and underwriting new mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

HUD Awards $50 Million in Housing Counseling Grants

HUD Press Releases - Thu, 2017-07-06 08:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $50 million in housing counseling grants to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures.

U.S. and Japan to Collaborate on Aging in Place

HUD Press Releases - Fri, 2017-06-30 08:07
WASHINGTON - The United States and Japan face the common challenges associated with an aging population, and both nations are exploring ways to expand housing opportunities to allow seniors to remain in their own homes and 'age in place.' Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Japan formally agreed to work cooperatively on researching innovated approaches to housing both nation's vulnerable senior population.

HUD Awards $127 Million to Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Lead and Other Home Hazards

HUD Press Releases - Tue, 2017-06-27 08:07
WASHINGTON - In a continuous effort to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $127 million to 48 state and local government agencies.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in May 2017

HUD Press Releases - Fri, 2017-06-23 08:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for May 2017.

HUD Report Calls for Greater Action to Reduce Injuries to Seniors in the Home

HUD Press Releases - Mon, 2017-06-19 08:07
WASHINGTON - Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home, resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature institutionalization. By 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be nearly $60 billion a year.

HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in May

HUD Press Releases - Fri, 2017-06-16 08:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for May 2017.

HUD, Housing Authorities Celebrate Father's Day

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-06-14 08:07
WASHINGTON - In commemoration of Father's Day 2017,the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is joining with communities throughout the countryto celebrate fatherhood and family through HUD's National Father's Day Initiative. Watch HUD Secretary Carson's video message.

HUD Approves Agreement Between Nevada Fair Housing Group and Landlords to Resolve Complaints of Housing Discrimination

HUD Press Releases - Wed, 2017-06-07 08:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement between a Nevada fair housing organization and the owner and manager of four apartment complexes in Reno, Nevada. The agreement settles allegations of housing discrimination against prospective tenants with disabilities who require assistance animals.

HUD Designates June as National Healthy Homes Month

HUD Press Releases - Mon, 2017-06-05 08:07
WASHINGTON – In an effort to help families keep their kids healthy and to reinforce the connection between a family's health and their home, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is kicking off the second annual National Healthy Homes Month.

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