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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in January 2017

Fri, 2017-02-24 07:07
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 January 2017.

HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in January

Thu, 2017-02-16 07:07
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for January 2017.

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Louisiana Tornado Victims

Mon, 2017-02-13 07:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Louisiana and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds.

HUD Offers Grants to Clean up Lead-Based Paint Hazards

Wed, 2017-02-08 07:07
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that it is making grants available to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower income homes in order to protect young children.

HUD Charges Oklahoma Landlords with Discriminating Against Veteran with Disabilities

Tue, 2017-02-07 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the landlords of a Moore, Oklahoma rental home with violating the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of their tenant, a veteran with disabilities.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in December 2016

Thu, 2017-01-26 07:07
WASHINGTON - Sales of new single-family houses in December 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 536,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

HUD Reaches Settlement Agreements with Ohio and Florida Insurance Companies Accused of Violating Fair Housing Act

Thu, 2017-01-26 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced agreements with two insurance companies in Ohio and Florida settling allegations the companies violated the Fair Housing Act by denying insurance coverage to properties that contain "subsidized housing" and "low-income housing."

HUD Releases Comprehensive Assessment of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Thu, 2017-01-19 07:07
WASHINGTON – American Indian tribes are building more housing units after enactment of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) but housing conditions are substantially worse among American Indian households than other U.S. households.

HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in December

Thu, 2017-01-19 07:07
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 December 2016.

HUD Announces $10 Million in "Sweat Equity" Grants

Wed, 2017-01-18 07:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $10 million in "sweat equity" grants to four non-profit self-help housing organizations through HUD's Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP).

HUD Charges Kansas Landlords with Discriminating Against a Grandmother

Tue, 2017-01-17 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the property owners, operator, and office manager of a multifamily property in Wichita, Kansas with violating the Fair Housing Act by terminating the lease of a resident who had asked that her grandchild be allowed to live with her.

HUD Announces Fair Housing Agreement with Whitehall Township in Pennsylvania Resolving Discriminatory Zoning Allegations

Fri, 2017-01-13 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement resolving a complaint brought by complainant PathStone, a real estate development corporation based in Rochester, NY, against Whitehall Township and Whitehall Zoning Hearing Board, in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

HUD Announces $15 Million to Test a New Approach to Help Low-Income Seniors Age in Place

Fri, 2017-01-13 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $15 million to select owners of HUD-assisted senior housing developments to help their low-income senior tenants to age in their own homes and delay or avoid the need for nursing home care.

HUD Awards $33 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness

Fri, 2017-01-13 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $33 million to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in ten local communities, including four rural areas. HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.

HUD Issues Final Rule to Help Children Exposed to Lead Paint Hazards

Fri, 2017-01-13 07:07
WASHINGTON - In an effort to respond quickly when young children living in federally housing experience elevated levels of lead in their blood, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a new rule lowering the Department's threshold of lead in the child's blood to match the more protective guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HUD and VA Secretaries Join DC Mayor and Advocates to Open New Housing for Homeless Veterans

Thu, 2017-01-12 07:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert A. McDonald and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser joined advocates and housing professionals today to open the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, an architecturally striking apartment building with 60 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans exiting homelessness and 64 affordable and low-income units.

FHA to Reduce Annual Insurance Premiums on Most Mortgages

Mon, 2017-01-09 07:07
WASHINGTON - As the nation's housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums most borrowers will pay by a quarter of a percent. FHA's new premium rates are projected to save new FHA-insured homeowners an average of $500 this year.

HUD Charges Bank of America with Discriminatory Lending Practices in South Carolina

Fri, 2017-01-06 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Bank of America, N.A., and two of its employees with violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against prospective Hispanic mortgage borrowers in Charleston, South Carolina.

HUD and Census Bureau Release American Housing Survey Results for 25 Metro Areas

Fri, 2017-01-06 07:07
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2015 American Housing Survey focusing on 25 metropolitan areas across the country. The data released today includes detailed information on everything from monthly housing costs, hunger, and neighborhood characteristics including crime and the prevalence of rodents and cockroaches.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Education and Nonprofit Partners Launch Book-Rich Environments Initiative to Boost Educational Opportunity for Children in Public Housing

Thu, 2017-01-05 07:07
WASHINGTON - In an effort to promote literacy and boost educational outcomes for kids in public housing across the country, the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Education (ED) are joining forces with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), the National Book Foundation (NBF) and the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) to launch the Book-Rich Environment (BRE) Initiative.

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