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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.

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HUD LAUNCHES NEW COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TOOL

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, "How is HUD investing in my community?" CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes.

FHA LOAN LIMITS TO RISE IN 2017

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the agency's new schedule of loan limits, and due to an increase in housing prices, most areas in the country will see a slight increase in loan limits in 2017 These loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2017, and will remain in effect through the end of the year

HUD SECRETARY CASTRO ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HOUSING TO BE SMOKE-FREE

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. In an address to local public housing officials, residents and public health professionals in Boston, Secretary Castro said HUD's new rule will provide resources and support to more than 3,100 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement required smoke-free policies over the next 18 months.

HUD APPROVES FAIR HOUSING AGREEMENT WITH ORANGE COUNTY LANDLORDS RESOLVING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced today a Voluntary Compliance/Conciliation Agreement with the owners of an Orange County, California property and their management company, G & K Management, resolving allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of two women with disabilities.

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN OCTOBER

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000, 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 1.9 percent (±13.1%)* below the revised September rate of 574,000, but is 17.8 percent (±16.9%) above the October 2015 estimate of 478,000

HUD ANNOUNCES 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 announced a new funding formula used to allocate funds through the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN OCTOBER

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

RENTERS MORE LIKELY TO BE FOOD INSECURE THAN HOMEOWNERS

About 10.5 million American households, or roughly 8.9 percent, reported that in the past month their access to adequate food was limited by a lack of money and other resources, according to new 2015 American Housing Survey data released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

HOMELESSNESS IN THE U.S. CONTINUES TO DECLINE

Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S, specifically among families with children, Veterans, and individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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HUD HEADQUARTERS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has been awarded LEED Silver for the comprehensive energy renovation of its headquarters, the Robert C. Weaver Federal Building, located in Washington, D.C.  Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the most recognized program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance

HUD RETURNS LAFAYETTE’S HOUSING AUTHORITY TO LOCAL CONTROL

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is returning the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette (HACL) to local control, five years after HUD assumed day-to-day administration of the once-troubled agency.  HUD took over operational control of the HACL in March of 2011 for substantial default of the agency’s obligations including financial mismanagement, misuse of funds, and a lack of leadership.

HUD ANNOUNCES NEW APPROACH TO EXPAND CHOICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SECTION 8 VOUCHER HOLDERS...

In some metropolitan areas of the country, families who depend upon the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program have limited choices about where they can find suitable affordable rental housing.  Often, their housing choices are constrained and higher opportunity neighborhoods remain out of reach because of the current method of calculating their rental assistance. 

HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 veterans experiencing homelessness.

HUD ISSUES GUIDANCE ON HOW TO TREAT TENANTS FAIRLY IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today issued formal guidance to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and others participating in the Department’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) on how to meet their fair housing, civil rights and relocation obligations during all phases of RAD’s conversion process. Read HUD’s notice.

HUD CHARGES FLORIDA LANDLORDS WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION; REACHES AGREEMENTS WITH MASSACHUSETTS AND NEVADA LANDLORDS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging landlords in South Florida with discrimination against tenants with disabilities.  Meanwhile, HUD is announcing separate agreements with landlords in Nevada and Massachusetts resolving similar charges.

HUD APPROVES SETTLEMENT BETWEEN EAST CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY AND FAIR HOUSING ORGANIZATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement between the East Chicago Housing Authority and a fair housing organization, resolving multiple complaints of housing discrimination.

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR VIRGINIA HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today it will speed federal disaster assistance to the Commonwealth of Virginia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Matthew.

HUD PROPOSES ‘RESILIENCE STANDARD’ TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES AND TAXPAYER-FUNDED INVESTMENTS FROM FLOODING

In the face of increased flooding risks and rising sea levels, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today proposed elevation standards for all HUD-supported properties. For the first time in nearly 40 years, HUD is proposing to establish higher elevation requirements for properties seeking HUD assistance or Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance.

HUD CHARGES OHIO HOUSING AUTHORITY WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILY WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority in Warren, Ohio with violating the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of a family that includes a father and daughter with severe disabilities.

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND HOUSING AUTHORITY TO RESOLVE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today an agreement with the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Flagstaff Housing Authority resolving allegations that they denied the reasonable accommodation requests of a resident with disabilities. Read the Voluntary Compliance Agreement.

HUD RELEASES 3-YEAR STUDY OF STRATEGIES TO END FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

When a family with children seeks emergency shelter, there are a number of interventions to address their homelessness.  Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the results of an exhaustive study to identify the most efficient and cost-effective ways to house and serve these families.  After tracking more than 2,200 families over a three-year period, HUD found that a long-term subsidy, typically a Housing Choice Voucher, led to far better outcomes for reducing family homelessness and improving family well-being

FHA TO LOWER OWNER-OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that, under certain circumstances, it will lower its required owner-occupancy standard for approved condominium developments effective immediately. FHA currently requires that approved condominium developments have a minimum of 50 percent of the units occupied by owners. However, the agency determined this requirement can be lowered to 35 percent for existing condo developments provided the project meets certain conditions.

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN SEPTEMBER

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, 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 3.1 percent (±16.2%)* above the revised August rate of 575,000, but is 29.8 percent (±23.4%) above the September 2015 estimate of 457,000

HUD EXPANDS HOUSING PROTECTIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE

When a home is a place of violence, residents are vulnerable to losing their housing through eviction, coercion, or abuse. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development finalized a new rule to protect the housing of survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Read HUD’s final rule.

HUD REACHES $65 MILLION AGREEMENT WITH PUERTO RICO PUBLIC HOUSING ADMINISTRATION TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today a $65 million agreement with the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration to address longstanding accessibility issues affecting housing for residents with disabilities. Read HUD’s Voluntary Compliance Agreement.

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN SEPTEMBER

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bure. Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,225,000.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES HELP FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the States of North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Matthew. This week, President Obama issued a disaster declaration for the following counties

HUD SECRETARY CASTRO NAMED HEAD OF U.S. DELEGATION TO UNITED NATIONS HABITAT III CONFERENCE...

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro will lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations (UN) Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador from October 17-20, 2016. The Conference is intended to renew commitment to sustainable urban development, address poverty and identify and address emerging global challenges

HUD LAUNCHES UTILITY BENCHMARKING IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY AND...

As outlined in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today proposed utility benchmarking of water and energy in its portfolio of public and assisted, as well as newly-insured, multifamily housing.  This new ‘utility benchmarking’ initiative would apply to approximately 2.2 million units across several categories of HUD-assisted affordable housing: developments with Project Rental Assistance Contracts, multifamily properties with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) with more than 250 public housing units

HUD AWARDS $38 MILLION TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is awarding $38 million under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to confront discriminatory housing practices. HUD's grants will support some 155 national and local fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation's landmark Fair Housing Act (see grantee list below)

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Challenges and Opportunities for Homeownership Take Center State at National Association...

The homeownership rate in America continues to hover around a 50-year low, but experts gathered for an event in the Washington, D.C. offices of the National Association of Realtors® said today that there are real-world opportunities to turn that trend around.