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 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.

    HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $38 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    WASHINGTON – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $38.3 million to more than 100 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 43 states and the District of Columbia to address housing discrimination.

    HUD ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION WELLS FARGO SETTLEMENT AFTER COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN ON MATERNITY LEAVE OR PREGNANT

    WASHINGTON – October 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, the nation’s largest provider of home mortgage loans, resolving allegations that the lender discriminated against women who were pregnant, or had recently given birth, and were on maternity leave. Under its authority to enforce the Fair Housing Act, HUD has conducted an intensive campaign to end maternity leave-related lending discrimination. Since 2010, 190 maternity leave discrimination complaints have been filed with HUD, resulting in more than 40 settlements for a total of nearly $1.5 million, prior to today’s settlement

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

    WASHINGTON – October 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that $24 million is being made available to certain qualified Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to help residents increase their earned income and move toward self-sufficiency. HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program is designed to support work readiness and job placement efforts as well as connecting public housing residents with local employers

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

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced more than $62 million to help more than 9,000 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing. 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. See the local impact of the housing assistance announced today

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, AND THE AD COUNCIL LAUNCH NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ADS TO REACH STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to increase awareness of the Making Home Affordable® (MHA) Program’s free resources and assistance for struggling homeowners, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Ad Council today launched a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as a part of their Foreclosure Prevention Assistance campaign

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN AUGUST

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of new single-family houses in August 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This is 18.0 percent (±16.3%)* above the revised July rate of 427,000 and is 33.0 percent (±21.7%)* above the August 2013 estimate of 379,000

    HUD AWARDS $17 MILLION TO CONVERT APARTMENTS INTO ASSISTED LIVING OR SERVICE-ENRICHED SENIOR HOUSING

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $17 million in grants to the owners of multi-family housing developments in six states to convert some or all of their apartments into assisted living or service-enriched environments for elderly residents (see attached list for grant recipients)

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