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 VA TO HELP MORE THAN 9,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

    In the ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced nearly $65 million to help more than 9,300 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home. The rental assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.

    HUD AWARDS $36 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $36 million in grants to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures.  HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they help to leverage will assist more than 1.5 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes

    HUD SECRETARY CASTRO, SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER, AND MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NATION’S LARGEST ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM FOR A PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, Senator Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye, and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Nilda Mesa announced today the launch of the largest energy savings program for any public housing authority in the country

    HUD AWARDS $24 MILLION TO HELP LOW-INCOME PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS SECURE HIGHER PAYING JOBS

    In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a $24 million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services—and it’s a model proven to help public housing residents find and keep jobs

    HUD KICKS OFF FAIR HOUSING MONTH 2015 WITH LAUNCH OF NEW NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign that will help the public recognize various forms of housing discrimination and what they should do if they believe their housing rights have been violated.

    HUD AWARDS $550,000 TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE APPALACHIAN REGION

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced that HUD is awarding $550,000 to stimulate local economies, produce more affordable housing and boost job growth in the chronically underserved and undercapitalized Appalachian region. The funding is provided through HUD’s Appalachian Economic Development (AEDI)

    HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA REGION

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced today that HUD is awarding $1.5 million to stimulate local economies, produce more affordable housing and boost job growth in the chronically underserved and undercapitalized Lower Mississippi River Delta Region. The funding is provided through the Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI).

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN FEBRUARY

    Sales of new single-family houses in February 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau

    HUD TO IMPLEMENT EXPANDED PROTECTIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced a new proposed rule to increase protections for domestic violence survivors. The rule would implement the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), which expands HUD’s authority to protect survivors of domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault who are residing in housing assisted by HUD.

    HUD announces notice of intent to conduct project demonstration on violence against women and hiv/aids housing

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will take the next step toward an exploratory grant program to assist low-income victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS. HUD released a notice of intent to fund demonstration projects focused on helping this population. The Department shared the announcement today at a White House event to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

    HUD awards $150 million to provide permanent homes and services to extremely low-income persons with disabilities

    To help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $150 million in rental assistance to 25 State Housing Agencies.

    HUD AWARDS $150 MILLION TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES AND SERVICES TO EXTREMELY LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — To help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $150 million in rental assistance to 25 State Housing Agencies.  In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households who are extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom hoping to transition out of institutional settings back to the community

    HUD ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN STUDENT DESIGN AND PLANNING COMPETITION

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Four student-led teams from universities 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 a senior housing high-rise in Houma, Louisiana.

    HUD AWARDS $36 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help public housing residents find job opportunities, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $36 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence. 

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN JANUARY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in January 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau.

    HUD ISSUES GUIDANCE ON HOME LENDING AND TRANSGENDER ACCESS TO HOMELESS SHELTERS

    WASHINGTON – February 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance to better serve LGBT Americans seeking to obtain a home loan and transgender individuals seeking access to homeless shelters. These two sets of guidance will help clarify the Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Orientation or Gender Identity Rule (Equal Access Rule), which was published in 2012. The Equal Access Rule ensures that housing across HUD programs is open to all eligible individuals regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.

    HUD AND CITY OF BERLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a Conciliation Agreement with the city of Berlin, New Hampshire.  The agreement settles allegations that the municipality violated the Fair Housing Act when it enacted an ordinance requiring landlords to evict tenants cited three or more times for “disorderly action,” including domestic violence incidents

    HUD 2016 BUDGET PROPOSES INCREASED SUPPORT TO ‘COLONIAS’ IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — As part of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is proposing to increase the amount that states along the U.S.-Mexico border can use to promote affordable housing and community development in severely distressed communities known as

    HUD ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONSENSUS COMMITTEE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the newly appointed members of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee for 2015 as well as for those appointed to a second term.  Robin Roy, Chris Flannery, John W. Weldy, and Joseph L. Anderson II will serve as new committee members while Mark Mazz and James Demitrus will begin their second three-year terms

    HUD RELEASES PROPOSED 2016 BUDGET

    WASHINGTON – February 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)today unveiled President Obama’s proposed HUD budget for Fiscal Year 2016 which is focused on helping to secure quality housing for Americans; to end homelessness; to make communities more resilient from natural disasters; to protect people from housing discrimination; and to provide critical rental assistance for millions of extremely poor families.

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