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, VA, AND USICH ANNOUNCE 33% DROP IN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS SINCE 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33 percent (or 24,837 people) since 2010. This includes a nearly 40 percent drop in the number of veterans sleeping on the street.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN JULY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in July 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 2.4 percent (±11.9%)* below the revised June rate of 422,000 and is 12.3 percent (±14.4%)* above the July 2013 estimate of 367,000.

    HUD CHARGES KENT STATE UNIVERSITY WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION FOR REFUSING TO ALLOW SUPPORT ANIMAL IN CAMPUS HOUSING

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Kent State University, in Kent, OH, and four of its employees with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student with disabilities to keep an emotional support animal in her campus apartment

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN JULY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 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 July 2014

    HUD AND NEW JERSEY MORTGAGE COMPANY SETTLE COMPLAINT ALLEGING LENDING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST APPLICANTS COLLECTING DISABILITY INCOME

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a national residential mortgage lender based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, will pay $104,000 to settle allegations that it discriminated against loan applicants with disabilities by requiring them to provide medical or other documentation regarding their disability.

    HUD AND HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE REACH AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

    WASHINGTON – August 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), resolving HUD findings the housing authority failed to comply with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. HACM agreed to change its hiring and contracting practices to increase hiring of public housing and other low-income residents, as well as contracting with businesses that employ low-income persons

    FEDERAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FIVE YEARS OF PROGRESS PROVIDING COMMUNITIES WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released “Five Years of Learning from Communities and Coordinating Federal Investments,” a report demonstrating how the three agencies are cooperating to help communities provide more housing choices, make transportation systems more efficient and reliable, and create vibrant neighborhoods that attract business development and jobs while protecting the environment.

    HUD AND VA ANNOUNCE VOUCHERS TO HELP NEARLY 1,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

    WASHINGTON – August 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $7 million to 24 local public housing agencies across the country to help nearly 1,000 homeless Veterans find permanent housing.

    HUD AND NEW HAMPSHIRE LANDLORDS SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM

    WASHINGTON – July 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today agreements with the owners and managers of two Berlin, New Hampshire properties, settling allegations that they engaged in housing discrimination when they refused to rent to a woman who was a victim of domestic violence

    HUD PROVIDES ADDITIONAL $31 MILLION TO HELP ILLINOIS RECOVER FROM SEVERE 2013 STORMS

    WASHINGTON – July 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the allocation of more than $31 million to the City of Chicago, Cook County, and DuPage County to help these communities recover from devastating storms, strong winds and flooding.  These grants are provided through HUD’s

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES JUNE HOUSING SCORECARD

    WASHINGTON – July 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the June 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, including growing equity and a rebound in the sale of new and existing homes. While this scorecard notes positive overall trends in the housing market, officials caution that more work needs to be done as the economy recovers from the Great Recession.

    HUD ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT BETWEEN FAIR HOUSING CENTER AND HARTFORD COUNTY REAL ESTATE COMPANY OVER DISCRIMINATORY ADS

    WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a Conciliation Agreement between the Connecticut Fair Housing Center (CFHC) and respondents Lil-1 Associates, AllPoints Realty and realtor Lillian Polak. The real estate companies will pay more than $24,000 to settle allegations that they published discriminatory listings and advertisements for condominiums specifying that children were not permitted.

    HUD, PHILADELPHIA-AREA REAL ESTATE COMPANY REACH AGREEMENT RESOLVING RACIAL STEERING ALLEGATIONS

    WASHINGTON – June 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Brotman Enterprise, LLC, a Philadelphia-area real estate company, will pay $25,000 as part of a Conciliation Agreement resolving allegations that its agents discriminated against African-American prospective renters. The Brotman employees allegedly steered white testers posing as rental applicants to neighborhoods they described as safer, while directing black testers to areas agents considered “rough.”

    HUD PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR NEARLY 900 LOCAL HOMELESS ROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

    WASHINGTON – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of grants totaling $140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country (see attached chart). Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program,  the funding announced today will ensure additional permanent and transitional housing renewal projects are able to continue operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.

    HUD RELEASES PROGRESS REPORT ON SANDY REBUILDING STRATEGY

    WASHINGTON – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Sandy Program Management Office (PMO) today issued its first report tracking progress on the Sandy Rebuilding Strategy. The report is now available online

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN MAY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 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 May 2014

    HUD AND HHS ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL TEST TO MATCH HOUSING AND HEALTH DATA TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF HUD-ASSISTED HOUSEHOLDS

    WASHINGTON – June 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In a ground-breaking cross-agency collaboration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) produced the first-ever dataset of HUD-assisted households that includes Medicare and Medicaid claims data. Despite the potential usefulness of combining administrative data across agencies, such projects are rare and very difficult to bring to fruition. HUD and HHS looked specifically at data on people aged 65 and older. Although the data do not describe individuals, they can be used to study trends.

    HUD RETURNS HOUSING AUTHORITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO LOCAL CONTROL

    WASHINGTON – May 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After more than 12 years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is returning the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to local control from federal receivership effective June 30, 2014. HUD took possession of HANO in February of 2002 for substantial default of the agency’s obligation set forth in the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC)

    HUD, REBUILDING TOGETHER HOSTS MULTIPLE EVENTS ADDRESSING UNSAFE HOUSING

    NASHVILLE – May 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Unsafe or unhealthy living conditions at home account for many of the leading causes of preventable fatalities, illnesses and disabilities in the United States today. Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit, is raising awareness and demonstrating the positive impact of safe and healthy housing by joining U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HGTV and DIY Network, Lowe’s and other sponsors and volunteers in a series of events throughout Nashville

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN APRIL

    WASHINGTON – May 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in April 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.4 percent (±15.9%)* below the revised March rate of 407,000 and is 4.2 percent (±14.2%)* below the April 2013 estimate of 452,000.

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