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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.

HUD Awards $32 Million to Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents

Fri, 2016-12-23 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $32 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs, educational opportunities, and achieve economic and housing independence.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in November

Fri, 2016-12-23 07:07
WASHINGTON - Sales of new single-family houses in in November 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD Awards Additional $1.8 Billion to Help Six States to Recover from 2016 Disasters

Fri, 2016-12-23 07:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded an additional $1.8 billion to help Louisiana, West Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida to recover after severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year.

HUD Approves Agreement with Las Vegas Landlords to Resolve Housing Discrimination Complaints

Thu, 2016-12-22 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it approved an agreement between the owners and managers of Maycliff Mobile Home Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a family to resolve allegations that the landlords refused to allow an elderly woman's son and his pregnant wife to live at the property after their child was born.

HUD Approves Fair Housing Agreements Between Wyoming Landlords and Families Claiming Discrimination

Thu, 2016-12-22 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today two agreements between the owners and managers of Plainview Mobile Home Park in Casper, Wyoming, and two families who complained they were unlawfully denied the reasonable modifications they needed.

HUD and VA Announce Additional Funding to Help More Homeless Veterans in Rural Areas Find Permanent Homes

Thu, 2016-12-22 07:07
WASHINGTON - In a continuing effort to help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announce $2.9 million to local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to 529 veterans and their families who are experiencing homelessness in rural areas.

HUD Awards Nearly $2 Billion for Local Homeless Programs

Tue, 2016-12-20 07:07
WASHINGTON - As part of the Obama Administration's effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a record $1.95 billion in grants to nearly 7,600 homeless assistance programs across throughout the nation, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

HUD Secretary Castro, Mayor De Blasio, and T-Mobile Announce 5,000 Families in Bronx Public Housing to Receive Free Tablets and Mobile Internet Service

Fri, 2016-12-16 07:07
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced in partnership with T-Mobile that families living in public housing in the Bronx will receive 5,000 new tablet computers connected to T-Mobile's high-speed data network.

HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in November

Fri, 2016-12-16 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 November 2016.

HUD Approves Housing Discrimination Settlement Between Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and Family

Fri, 2016-12-16 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement involving the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority in Las Vegas to resolve allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act by denying the mother the reasonable accommodation she requested on behalf of her son with disabilities.

HUD Announces New Housing Counseling Certification Requirements

Wed, 2016-12-14 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will require that housing counselors participating in HUD programs to be certified to offer counseling services to consumers. In order to become certified, housing counselors must pass a standardized written examination and work for a HUD-approved housing counseling agency (HCA).

HUD Announces New Housing Counseling Certification Requirements

Wed, 2016-12-14 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will require that housing counselors participating in HUD programs to be certified to offer counseling services to consumers. In order to become certified, housing counselors must pass a standardized written examination and work for a HUD-approved housing counseling agency (HCA).

HUD Charges Utah Landlords with Discriminating Against Residents with Disabilities

Tue, 2016-12-13 07:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owner and manager of a Salt Lake City apartment complex with housing discrimination for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of residents with disabilities.

HUD Awards $132 Million to Five Communities to Revitalize Housing, Surrounding Neighborhoods

Mon, 2016-12-12 07:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced that five communities across the U.S. will receive more than a combined $132 million to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing and revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.

HUD Awards $2.5 Million to Help Youth Living in Public Housing Afford College and Continue Education

Fri, 2016-12-09 07:07
WASHINGTON - To help low-income youthand their families apply for federal student aid for college and other post-secondary educational opportunities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $2.5 million to nine Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to hire "Education Navigators" to guide them through the application process.

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