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 AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

    Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $29 million in grants to help approximately 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually.  These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population

    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 lower income homes in order to protect young children from lead poisoning and other housing related health and safety hazardssuch as mold and moisture, radon, pests and other asthma triggers

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES EIGHT ADDITIONAL PROMISE ZONES TO BUILD COMMUNITY PROSPERITY

    The Obama Administration announced today eight additional Promise Zones across the country, including six cities, one rural area, and one tribal community. Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the country’s most vulnerable areas

    HUD ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO DISTRESSED ASSET STABILIZATION PROGRAM

    HUD announced significant changes to its Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). In an effort to better serve homeowners looking to avoid foreclosure, loan servicers will now be required to delay foreclosure for a year and to evaluate all borrowers for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) or a similar loss mitigation program. HUD is making additional improvements to the Neighborhood Stabilization Outcome (NSO) sales portion of DASP which are aimed at increasing non-profit participation.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN MARCH

    Sales of new single-family houses in March 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, according toestimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau.

    NYU WINS HUD’S STUDENT DESIGN AND PLANNING COMPETITION

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a graduate student team from New York University (NYU) the winners of HUD’s second annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The NYU team developed a plan for the redevelopment of a senior affordable housing high-rise in Houma, Louisiana. HUD also announced a team from UCLA as the runner up.

    HUD CHARGES MINNESOTA LANDLORD WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owner and manager of a Minnesota property with housing discrimination for refusing to rent a home to an Asian family of Hmong descent. HUD’s charge alleges that Page Edmunds and his company, Renter’s Avenue, located in Champlin, Minnesota, refused to rent to the family, attempted to charge them to have the lease translated, made discriminatory statements to them because of their national origin, and retaliated against them for exercising their fair housing rights

    HUD MAKES MORE THAN $12 MILLION AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS MOLD IN NATIVE AMERICAN AND ALASKA NATIVE COMMUNITIES

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $12.4 million available to help tribal communities remove and prevent -dangerous mold in homes. The grants are being made available through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program, which addresses a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities.

    HUD AND VA TO HELP MORE THAN 9,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

    In the ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced nearly $65 million to help more than 9,300 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 AWARDS $36 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $36 million in 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 help to leverage will assist more than 1.5 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes

    HUD SECRETARY CASTRO, SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER, AND MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NATION’S LARGEST ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM FOR A PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, Senator Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye, and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Nilda Mesa announced today the launch of the largest energy savings program for any public housing authority in the country

    HUD AWARDS $24 MILLION TO HELP LOW-INCOME PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS SECURE HIGHER PAYING JOBS

    In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a $24 million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services—and it’s a model proven to help public housing residents find and keep jobs

    HUD KICKS OFF FAIR HOUSING MONTH 2015 WITH LAUNCH OF NEW NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign that will help the public recognize various forms of housing discrimination and what they should do if they believe their housing rights have been violated.

    HUD AWARDS $550,000 TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE APPALACHIAN REGION

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced that HUD is awarding $550,000 to stimulate local economies, produce more affordable housing and boost job growth in the chronically underserved and undercapitalized Appalachian region. The funding is provided through HUD’s Appalachian Economic Development (AEDI)

    HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA REGION

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced today that HUD is awarding $1.5 million to stimulate local economies, produce more affordable housing and boost job growth in the chronically underserved and undercapitalized Lower Mississippi River Delta Region. The funding is provided through the Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI).

    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

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