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 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.

    HUD BUDGET SEEKS $748 MILLION TO ADDRESS CRITICAL NEEDS IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

    WASHINGTON – February 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled President Obama’s proposed HUD budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes $748 million to address critical housing and community development needs in Native American communities.  HUD’s 2016 request represents an increase of $25 million over current levels and includes a proposal to fund teacher housing to attract more educators to Indian Country.

    ADMINISTRATION AND CALIFORNIA PARTNER TO DRIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MULTIFAMILY HOUSING

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy, and help ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. That is why, today, Secretary Castro, of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Governor Brown of California are announcing a number of actions to expand financing for energy efficiency and solar energy in multifamily housing. Today’s actions also set us on a track to reach the President’s goal of installing 100 megawatts of renewable energy across federally subsidized housing by 2020

    FHA ANNOUNCES REVERSE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ALTERNATIVE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today issued a new policy under its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program giving FHA-approved lenders the option to delay calling HECMs with eligible ‘non-borrowing spouses’ due and payable. A delay would postpone foreclosure normally triggered by the death of the last surviving borrower. FHA’s new guidance will allow reverse mortgage lenders to assign eligible HECMs to HUD upon the death of the last surviving borrowing spouse, thereby allowing eligible surviving spouses the opportunity to remain in the home despite their non-borrowing status

    HUD ISSUES RULE TO GUIDE HOUSING TRUST FUND IMPLEMENTATION

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim program rule (FR-5246-I-03) rule to the Federal Register today providing guidance to state and local entities for the implementation of the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF is a new affordable housing production program that will complement existing Federal, state and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and clean affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including homeless families

    HUD-VA PROGRAM THAT SERVES HOMELESS VETERANS TO EXPAND INTO NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the HUD and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that helps homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing will, for the first time, expand directly into Native American communities. This support for veterans 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 $1.8 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $1.8 billion in grants to help nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart).   The Continuum of Care grants announced today support the Administration’s efforts to end homelessness by providing critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the country

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN DECEMBER

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in December 2014 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

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