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East Baltimore Redevelopment Earns 2017 HUD Secretary Award for Historic Preservation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

HUD Kicks Off National Homeownership Month

Thu, 2017-06-01 08:07
WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration proclaimed June as National Homeownership Month, a time to reflect upon the impact owning a home has on household wealth, neighborhood stability and the nation's broader economic health. The theme of National Homeownership Month 2017 is "Find Your Place in a New Era of Homeownership."

Trump Administration Proposes 2018 HUD Budget

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:07
WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration today announced the proposed 2018 Budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Budget reflects the President's commitment to support HUD's critical functions that provide rental assistance to low-income and vulnerable households and to help work-eligible families achieve self-sufficiency.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in April 2017

Tue, 2017-05-23 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 April 2017.

HUD Reaches Agreement with California Landlords Accused of Discriminating Against Hispanic Families with Children

Mon, 2017-05-22 08:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it reached an agreement with the owner and manager of a California apartment complex, resolving allegations they discriminated against tenants because of their national origin and familial status.

HUD Allocates Additional $163 Million to Help States and Local Governments Recover from 2015, 2016 Disasters

Thu, 2017-05-18 08:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced an additional $163 million to help several state and local communities to recovery from severe flooding that occurred in 2015 and 2016. The grants announced today are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.

HUD Charges New Hampshire Landlords with Discriminating Against Families with Children

Tue, 2017-05-16 08:07
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a group of New Hampshire landlords with housing discrimination for denying families with children the opportunity to rent certain apartments.

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