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 REACHES AGREEMENT WITH SAN DIEGO PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a $22,600 Conciliation Agreement between Housing Equality Law Project and the owners and managers of a San Diego-based property management company, settling allegations that they discriminated against persons with disabilities who required the use of assistance animals. Read the agreement.

    HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH LAS VEGAS LANDLORDS ACCUSED OF UNFAIRLY EVICTING WOMAN WITH DISABILITIES

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with a group of Las Vegas landlords settling allegations they retaliated against a tenant with disabilities because she requested permission to install a ramp that would allow her to enter and exit her apartment. Read the agreement.

    HUD AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AWARD $1.75 MILLION TO HELP JUSTICE-INVOLVED YOUTH FIND JOBS AND HOUSING

    In an effort to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced $1.75 million for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and nonprofit legal service organizations to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and a place to call home. The grantees are listed below.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN MARCH

    Sales of new single-family houses in March 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000, 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 1.5 percent (±15.0%)* below the revised February rate of 519,000 and is 5.4 percent (±16.0%)* above the March 2015 estimate of 485,000.

    HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH FIDELITY BANK TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF UNFAIR LENDING PRACTICES

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a $1 million agreement between the Fair Housing Project of North Carolina Legal Aid and North Carolina-based Fidelity Bank to resolve allegations the mortgage lender engaged in unfair lending practices against minority applicants

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN MARCH

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for March 2016: Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,086,000. This is 7.7 percent (±1.2%) below the revised February rate of 1,177,000, but is 4.6 percent (±0.9%) above the March 2015 estimate of 1,038,000.  Single-family authorizations in March were at a rate of 727,000; this is 1.2 percent (±1.1%) below the revised February figure of 736,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 324,000 in March.

    HUD FILES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CHARGE AFTER KANSAS WOMAN TOLD TO MOVE TO HOUSING ‘DESIGNED FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS’

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging landlords in Beloit, Kansas with violating the Fair Housing Act after allegedly discriminating against a female tenant with disabilities by not renewing her lease, sending her a notice containing discriminatory statements about her disability, and retaliating against her for filing a previous fair housing complaint.

    HUD EXTENDS MOVING TO WORK AGREEMENTS UNTIL 2028

    Thirty-nine local public housing agencies across the country will continue to enjoy significantly greater flexibility to operate their federally funded housing programs following an announcement today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Existing agreements under HUD’s Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program for 39 public housing authorities (PHAs) will now continue in effect until 2028 (see list below).

    Cox Communications Announces Major Effort to Close the Digital Divide With U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome Initiative

    Cox Communications today announced a major investment in its efforts to narrow the digital divide through its support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative. Cox Communications is extending its Connect2Compete low-cost Internet offering to any HUD-assisted household with school-age children within Cox’s 18-state service area. Cox operates 6 clustered cable systems in 18 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Virginia.

    DONNA BATCH NAMED HUD NORTHWEST REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today named Donna Batch to serve as HUD’s Northwest Regional Administrator for a four-state region that includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  Batch currently serves as HUD’s Acting Regional Administrator in that region.

    HUD LAUNCHES IMPROVED MANUFACTURED HOUSING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced new tools to help consumers and the manufactured housing industry to resolve disputes involving the purchase and installation of manufactured housing. HUD’s Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) is unveiling a new website and other education tools to help homeowners, manufacturers, retailers and installers to navigate the dispute resolution process in those states that do not have their own process.

    HUD AND COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS ANNOUNCE HUD SECRETARY’S AWARD

    In an effort to recognize foundations that work to improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live in them, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Council on Foundations announced the 2016 winners of the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

    HUD AND NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION JOIN FORCES TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTHY HOUSING

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) today announced they are co-hosting an annual educational conference from June 13-16, 2016 in San Antonio to address today’s pressing environmental health issues.The State of Big Ideas: Moving Environmental Health Outside the Box will include sessions on emerging issues such as Zika virus, preserving affordable housing through healthy home repairs, marijuana, climate change, the Flint, Michigan water crisis and more.

    HUD MAKES $174 MILLION AVAILABLE THROUGH NEW HOUSING TRUST FUND

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that nearly $174 million will soon be made available through first-ever allocations of the National Housing Trust Fund. HUD Secretary Julián Castro made announcement to a gathering of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition meeting in Washington. Read more about the National Housing Trust Fund.

    HUD KICKS OFF FAIR HOUSING MONTH 2016 BY LAUNCHING NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN THAT DEPICTS SHARED OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today kicked off Fair Housing Month 2016 with the launch of a new national media campaign that helps the public to envision what communities with shared opportunity for all might look like. The new campaign is designed to further educate the public about their housing rights and the ideals behind HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) initiative

    RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION (RAD) REACHES $2 BILLION MILESTONE

    Three years after its launch, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) has generated $2 billion in private investment to make critically needed repairs and improvements to more than 30,000 units of former public housing. Under the RAD model, public housing authorities and owners of other HUD-supported properties can access private financing to rehabilitate and preserve existing affordable housing while expanding opportunity in communities across the nation.

    PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS RECEIVES NATIONAL PLANNING AWARD

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the American Planning Association (APA) announced today that the Homeless Solutions Community 10-Year Plan for the City of Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio, is the 2016 recipient of the HUD Secretary’s Opportunity & Empowerment Award. Read more about the Homeless Solutions 10-Year Plan.

    HUD OFFERS OVER $100 MILLION IN GRANTS TO CLEAN UP LEAD AND OTHER HOUSING-RELATED HEALTH HAZARDS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is making more than $100 million in grants available to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from the homes of lower income families. These grants are intended to protect young children from lead poisoning and provide an opportunity for states and local communities to establish programs to control health and safety hazards by assessing and remediating lead-based paint and other housing related health hazards

    HUD ANNOUNCES LANDMARK SETTLEMENT TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OPPORTUNITY IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a settlement agreement with Baltimore County, Maryland to expand affordable housing in higher opportunity areas throughout the County. The settlement will serve as a catalyst to promote housing mobility and to assist the County and its surrounding areas in developing comprehensive affordable housing planning and strategies that address residential segregation

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN FEBRUARY

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

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