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/

    JULIÁN CASTRO STATEMENT ON HUD FY2015 BUDGET

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today issued the following statement in response to President Obama signing the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. HUD’s $45 billion budget allows the Department to support the individuals and organizations that we currently serve, but also limits HUD’s ability to help some new families reach the middle class or pursue their dream of homeownership. As the President has said, the legislation is a compromise and no one got everything they wanted. But, it is a step towards proving that a divided government can work without governing by crisis or threatening an economic recovery that’s growing stronger – which the President believes is a hopeful sign for next year.

    HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP ADDITIONAL 2,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

    WASHINGTON – December 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the second round of housing assistance to help 1,984 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing.  The rental assistance announced today is provided through the

    FHA ANNOUNCES NEW LOAN LIMITS TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1ST

    WASHINGTON – December 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the agency’s news schedule of loan limits for 2015. These loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through the end of the year. Read FHA’s mortgagee letter detailing the agency’s new loan limits

    HUD AND TREASURY ANNOUNCE ENHANCEMENTS TO HOUSING PROGRAM

    WASHINGTON – December 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced enhancements to programs under Making Home Affordable (MHA) to better assist struggling homeowners and communities still recovering from the effects of the financial crisis. The enhancements are designed to motivate homeowners in MHA to continue making their mortgage payments on-time, strengthen the safety net for those facing continuing financial hardships, and help homeowners in MHA programs build equity in their homes, an important factor in stabilizing

    HUD ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION IN “SWEAT EQUITY” GRANTS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $10 million in “sweat equity” grants to four non-profit self-help housing organizations which will create at least 540 affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families and individuals

    SENATE CONFIRMS COLORETTI AS HUD’S DEPUTY SECRETARY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The United States Senate today confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Nani Coloretti to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second most senior official at HUD, Coloretti will manage the Department’s day-to-day operations, including a $45 billion annual budget and approximately 8,500 employees.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN OCTOBER

    WASHINGTON – November 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in October 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 0.7 percent (±16.5%)* above the revised September rate of 455,000 and is 1.8 percent (±17.4%)* above the October 2013 estimate of 450,000.

    HUD SECRETARY CASTRO OFFERS $30 MILLION GRANTS TO HELP TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

    AUSTIN, TX – November 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced funding available to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding neighborhoods. This funding is subject to increase if there is an FY2015 appropriation

    HUD AND NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES PARTNER TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help fight against veteran homelessness in cities across the country. To date, more than 255 cities, counties and states are pledging to end veteran homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, state, local, and non-profit resources

    HUD ORDER RESOLVES ALLEGATIONS THAT AMERICAN BANK DISCRIMINATED AGAINST LOAN APPLICANT WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into an Initial Decision and Consent Order with American Bank, resolving HUD’s charge that the Rockville, Maryland-based lender discriminated against applicants with disabilities when it allegedly required applicants to provide documentation regarding their disabilities and attempted to obtain information about the nature and extent of those disabilities

    HUD SETTLES CLAIMS ALLEGING OWNER OF DEKALB APARTMENT COMPLEX DISCRIMINATED AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with University Village, the owner and operator of a 500-unit HUD-subsidized apartment complex in DeKalb, Illinois. As part of the agreement, University Village has agreed to pay $255,000 to settle allegations that it violated fair housing laws when it failed to meet the needs of persons with disabilities and retaliated against a resident with disabilities for requesting a reasonable accommodation

    HUD CHARGES, REACHES SETTLEMENTS WITH HOUSING PROVIDERS IN ALABAMA, CALIFORNIA, MICHIGAN AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AFTER COMPLAINTS ALLEGING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged housing providers operating in California and New Hampshire, and reached settlement agreements with providers in Alabama and Michigan amid allegations that they discriminated against residents with disabilities.

    HUD ORDER RESOLVES ALLEGATIONS THAT AMERICAN BANK DISCRIMINATED AGAINST LOAN APPLICANT WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into an Initial Decision and Consent Order with American Bank, resolving HUD’s charge that the Rockville, Maryland-based lender discriminated against applicants with disabilities when it allegedly required applicants to provide documentation regarding their disabilities and attempted to obtain information about the nature and extent of those disabilities

    HUD SETTLES CLAIMS ALLEGING OWNER OF DEKALB APARTMENT COMPLEX DISCRIMINATED AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with University Village, the owner and operator of a 500-unit HUD-subsidized apartment complex in DeKalb, Illinois. As part of the agreement, University Village has agreed to pay $255,000 to settle allegations that it violated fair housing laws when it failed to meet the needs of persons with disabilities and retaliated against a resident with disabilities for requesting a reasonable accommodation.

    HUD CHARGES OWNER OF MARYLAND HOUSING COMPLEX WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Southgate Apartment Company and A & G Management Company, the owner and property manager of Southgate Apartments and Townhomes in Glen Burnie, Maryland, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to renew the lease of a female tenant and her two sons after she and her older son were stabbed by her then boyfriend.

    FOR CITIES SEEKING ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION, HUD ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PERIOD TO JOIN NATIONAL RESOURCE NETWORK

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for cities seeking economic revitalization assistance through the National Resource Network (The Network). Designed for economic revitalization, the Network is a first of its kind effort to bring together national experts under one organization to work with cities seeking to increase their economic competitiveness and to reverse population decline, job loss and high rates of poverty.

    HUD REPORTS HOMELESSNESS IN U.S. CONTINUES TO DECLINE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD’s latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued general decline and specifically among veterans and persons living on the street. HUD’s 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress finds that there were 578,424 persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2014. This represents an overall 10 percent reduction and 25 percent drop in the unsheltered population since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors, the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.

    HUD RELEASES TWO YEAR PROGRESS REPORT ON SANDY REBUILDING STRATEGY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Sandy Program Management Office (PMO) today issued a report tracking progress on the Sandy Rebuilding Strategy. The report is now available online.

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN SEPTEMBER

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — WASHINGTON – 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 September 2014:

    2013 AMERICAN HOUSING SURVEY TAKES DEEP DIVE INTO U.S. HOUSING STOCK

    WASHINGTON – October 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Roughly half of all American households report getting along with their next door neighbors and are willing to lend a helping hand if needed. That’s among the findings of the 2013 American Housing Survey being released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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