HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

Contact:

Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

   http://www.hud.gov/

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN MARCH

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today announced the following new residential construction statistics for March 2014

    HUD AND CITY OF DUBUQUE, IOWA SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa, settling allegations that the City discriminated against African Americans in the administration of its Housing Choice Voucher Program.

    HUD, NEBRASKA REACH AGREEMENT ON LANGUAGE ACCESS TO HOUSING PROGRAMS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the state of Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), settling HUD’s findings that the state agency failed to sufficiently ensure that persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to HUD-funded programs.

    Obama Administration Renews Critical Support for nearly 7,100 Local Homelessness Programs across U.S.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $1.6 billion in grants to renew support for 7,100 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart). Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing

    HUD’S ‘REBUILD BY DESIGN’ TEAMS UNVEIL FINAL PROPOSALS IN REGIONAL RESILIENCY DESIGN COMPETITION

    NEW YORK – April 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After months of research and community engagement across the Sandy-affected region, 10 Rebuild by Design teams unveiled their final proposals Thursday at events at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Members of the teams, along with hundreds of tri-state residents and government representatives, are gathering today to view the proposals. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin will address a public gathering of the design teams and residents of the region tonight at the World Financial Center

    HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE VICTIMS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Washington and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, 2014, and continuing

    HUD MARKS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses Fair Housing Month to mark the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the landmark law passed shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and family status. This year’s Fair Housing Month theme is “Fair Housing is Your Right: Use It!” Throughout the month, HUD will cast a spotlight on the persistent problem that exists in this country, as individuals and families continue to face both blatant and subtle forms of housing discrimination

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN FEBRUARY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in February 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 3.3 percent (±17.9%)* below the revised January rate of 455,000 and is 1.1 percent (±15.2%)* below the February 2013 estimate of 445,000.

    HUD AWARDS $1.8 BILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE PUBLIC HOUSING

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to make major large-scale improvements to the nation’s 1.1 million public housing units. View funding by public housing authority here

    HUD ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN STUDENT DESIGN AND PLANNING COMPETITION

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Four student-led teams from across the country are among the finalists selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a competition to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing design and planning. Among these finalists, one team of graduate students will be chosen for the best solution for redevelopment of the Revolutionary War-era DeBaun House in Bergen County, New Jersey into new permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans.

    HUD ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOUSING AND SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — To help prevent thousands of people with disabilities from experiencing homelessness or unnecessary institutionalization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the availability of approximately $120 million in funding for state housing agencies to provide long term project-based rental assistance to extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom are transitioning out of institutional settings or are at high risk of homelessness.

    HUD AWARDS $2 MILLION TO BOOST JOB GROWTH AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ALONG U.S. – MEXICO BORDER

    WASHINGTON – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $2 million in grants to stimulate job growth and business opportunities in chronically underserved rural areas along the U.S.-Mexico border region.

    HUD RELEASES PROPOSED FY2015 BUDGET

    WASHINGTON – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today unveiled HUD’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. This year The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The Budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act and shows the choices the President would make at those levels.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN JANUARY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in January 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Census Bureau

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN JANUARY

    WASHINGTON – February 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today announced the following new residential construction statistics for January 2014

    HUD EMPLOYEE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS HONOR FROM TRUMPET AWARD FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCING CIVIL RIGHTS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that DeAndra J. Cullen, Acting Director of the Fair Housing Division of Education and Outreach, has received the Atlanta-based Trumpet Award Foundation’s “High Heels Award” for her work in promoting civil rights and higher education. DeAndra J. Cullen, received the prestigious award at the Foundation’s recent awards banquet in Atlanta

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES JANUARY HOUSING SCORECARD

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the January edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators. In 2013, home sales had their strongest performance in several years, foreclosure starts were at their lowest annual level since 2005 and homeowners’ equity is up $3.4 trillion since the beginning of 2012. While this scorecard notes positive trends in the housing market, officials caution that the economy is still healing from the Great Recession

    HAMMOND, INDIANA AND HAMMOND HOUSING AUTHORITY SETTLE DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the city of Hammond, Indiana, and the Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) agreed to pay Maria Becerra, the former executive director of HHA $200,000 to settle allegations the city and HHA terminated her employment because she administered a HUD-funded rental assistance program that helped minority familiesmove into predominantly white neighborhoods In addition, HHA agreed to reopen its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program waiting list and inform the public about the reopening of the list

    FHA TO ACCEPT MORE DOCUMENTS WITH ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that it is granting expanded authority to lenders to accept electronic signatures (e-Signatures) on documents associated with mortgage loans. The new policy allows e-Signatures on origination, servicing, and loss mitigation documents, as well as FHA insurance claims, REO sales contracts and related addenda. Current FHA policy allows for electronic signatures only on third party documents such as sales contracts and other documents not controlled by the lender.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN DECEMBER

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in December 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 7.0 percent (±17.5%)* below the revised November rate of 445,000, but is 4.5 percent (±19.8%)* above the December 2012 estimate of 396,000

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