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/

    NEARLY 6,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN 28 METRO AREAS PARTICIPATING IN RIGOROUS HUD STUDY ON HOMEBUYER EDUCATION AND COUNSELING

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published early findings from a rigorous, large-scale, random assignment study on the benefits that housing education and counseling provides to first-time homebuyers. Early results from The First-Time Homebuyer Education and Counseling Demonstration are encouraging and suggest homebuyer education and counseling may lead to favorable results for first-time homebuyers in terms of mortgage literacy and preparedness, homebuyer outcomes, and loan performance.

    HUD & DOJ AWARD $8.7 MILLION TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS

    For many individuals convicted of minor crimes, finding jobs and decent housing is so challenging that many are at extreme risk of homelessness or reentering the criminal justice system. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded $8.7 million to address homelessness and reduce recidivism among this justice-involved population through the Pay for Success model. See list of grantees below.

    HUD FINALIZES IMPROVED TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY; OFFERS PLAN TO ESTABLISH NEW TRIBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an improved Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy and is seeking public comment on a plan to establish a newTribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Together, these two actions will strengthen the framework of HUD’s relations with tribes.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN MAY

    1,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 6.0 percent (±12.8%)* below the revised April rate of 586,000 but is 8.7 percent (±14.6%)* above the May 2015 estimate of 507,000

    HUD AWARDS $42 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $42 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. HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they leverage will assist more than 1.4 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. See list of all counseling agencies awarded funding today

    HUD NAMES NEW MOVING TO WORK ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today named 15 persons to a new federal research advisory committee charged with offering independent advice to HUD on how to approach specific aspects of the seven-year expansion of the Department’s Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration.

    HUD, HOUSING AUTHORITIES CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY

    To help celebrate Father’s Day,the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is encouraging communities to support dads living in HUD assisted housing to stay connected with their children by participating in HUD’s National Father’s Day Initiative and hosting events to celebrate fatherhood and family.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN MAY

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for May 2016

    HUD AWARDS $46.5 MILLION TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF HOMES SAFE FROM LEAD AND OTHER HOME HAZARDS

    To protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $46.5 million in grants to 15 local and state governments (see chart below).

    HUD ANNOUNCES NEW LEAD-SAFE HOMES, LEAD-FREE KIDS TOOLKIT

    The devastating effects of lead poisoning are irreversible, and even low levels of lead in a young child’s blood can have long-term effects on their ability to learn and lead a productive life. To prevent these life-long effects and strengthen protections for families living in HUD-assisted housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced The Lead-Safe Homes, Lead-Free Kids Toolkit

    HUD AND NEHA KICK OFF 2016 ANNUAL HEALTHY HOMES CONFERENCE IN SAN ANTONIO

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) and The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) convene in San Antonio this week to host a joint annual educational conference, The State of Big Ideas: Moving Environmental Health Outside the Box. HUD Secretary Julián Castro will kick off the conference as the opening session keynote speaker.

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NAMES FINAL ROUND OF PROMISE ZONE COMMUNITIES

    The Obama Administration today named the final nine Promise Zones across the country – high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities. Through the Promise Zone Initiative, the Federal government will work strategically with local leaders to boost economic activity and job growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce crime and leverage private investment to improve the quality of life in these vulnerable areas

    HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY TO RESOLVE FAIR LENDING COMPLAINT

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, resolving allegations that the bank denied mortgage loans to African American, Latino and Asian American mortgage applicants at a disproportionately higher rate than white applicants.

    HUD DECLARES JUNE FIRST NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH

    Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, exposing them to home health and safety hazards ranging from asthma triggers to potentially deadly pollutants like asbestos and lead-based paint.  To reinforce the connection between a family’s health and their homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is declaring this June as the first-ever National Healthy Homes Month.  Launched by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), this month is designed to educate families of potential health hazards in a home, and empower them to create the healthiest home possible for their family

    HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO FIND PERMANENT HOMES FOR 5,200 VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

    To help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding nearly $38 million to help more than 5,200 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 NAMES NEW HOUSING COUNSELING FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today named 12 persons who will constitute the first-ever Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC). Established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, this advisory panel will help HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling improve upon all the efforts to provide consumers with the knowledge they need to make informed and lasting housing decisions.

    HUD KICKS OFF NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH

    This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) kicks off National Homeownership Month by recognizing how homeownership enhances lives and contributes to thriving communities we call home. “Dare to Own the Dream” is the theme of this month-long recognition, reinforcing the long-held belief that owning a home remains one of the cornerstones of the American Dream

    HUD PROPOSES NEW FORMULA FOR INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    After three years of negotiation with federally and state recognized tribes across the country, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today proposed a new formula to be used to allocate funds through the Department’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. Read HUD’s proposed rule.

    HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS WITH MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL TO FURTHER HOUSING CHOICE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR TWIN CITIES RESIDENTS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced agreements with the City of Minneapolis and the City of St. Paul to further housing choice and neighborhood opportunities in the two cities and the surrounding region.

    FHA PROPOSES TO STRENGTHEN REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today proposed a new rule to strengthen itsHome Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program. In addition to formalizing many of the structural improvements announced recently, FHA’s proposed rule is intended to make certain FHA-insured reverse mortgages remain a viable and sustainable resource for senior homeowners hoping to remain in their homes and age in place. Read FHA’s proposed rule.

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