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 $101 MILLION TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM DANGEROUS LEAD AND OTHER HOME HAZARDS

    In an effort to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $101 million to 32 city, county and state governments. The grant funding announced will reduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting health hazards in over 6,000 low-income homes with significant lead and/or other home health and safety hazards (see chart below).Read a summary of each of the grants announced today.

    HUD AWARDS $7.4 MILLION TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEW YORK FROM DANGEROUS LEAD AND OTHER HOME HAZARDS

    In an effort to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other health hazards and safety hazards, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $7.4 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants split between New York City and Rochester, New York. The grants are part of $48.9 million announced to 14 recipients across the country

    HUD AWARDS $48 MILLION TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM DANGEROUS LEAD AND OTHER HOME HAZARDS

    In an effort to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other health hazards and safety hazards, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $48 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants to 14 local and state government agencies (see chart below).

    HUD OFFERS $9 MILLION TO PROVIDE STABLE HOUSING TO LOW-INCOME VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

    To help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making more than $9 million available to state, local governments and non-profits through the VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration – a collaborative effort between HUD’s Office of HIVAIDS Housing (OHH) and the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). More than half of women living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. do not have access to stable housing and are at higher risk of experiencing domestic violence. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR FINANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY UPGRADES IN SINGLE FAMILY HOME

    As part of the White House’s National Clean Energy Summit, the Obama Administration and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced its intent to issue a set of guidelines supporting borrowers seeking to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. In today’s announcement, FHA expressed the intent to allow borrowers to use Single Family FHA financing for properties with existing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans that meet certain conditions

    HUD RELEASES RULE CLARIFYING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RELOCATION OF HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PARTICIPANTS

    the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released the final rulethat clarifies the portability regulations and requirements in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and helps improve the processing of portability requests. Portability refers to a feature of the HCV program that allows an eligible family with a housing choice voucher to use that voucher to lease a unit anywhere in the United States where there is a public housing agency (PHA) operating an HCV program.

    FHA ANNOUNCES NEW LENDER PERFORMANCE MEASURE TO EXPAND CREDIT ACCESS TO MORE ELIGIBLE BORROWERS

    The Federal Housing Administration today announced a new method for evaluating the lending practices of FHA-approved lenders and understanding the sorts of borrowers they are serving. FHA’s new Supplemental Performance Metric will complement the agency’s existing ‘compare ratio’ and offer more nuanced insight into a lender’s specific performance while encouraging lenders to serve eligible underserved borrowers.

    HURRICANE KATRINA: TEN YEARS OF RECOVERY IN THE GULF

    On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast of the United States, forcing more than a million people from their homes and tragically taking more than 1,800 lives.  Katrina remains the most devastating and costliest natural disaster in our nation’s history.  Today, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and a team

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN JULY

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for July 2015

    HUD LAUNCHES RESOURCE LOCATOR APP

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today unveiled the HUD Resource Locator – an innovative mobile app and website to further expand and enhance traditional HUD customer service.  The resource locator will offer real-time HUD housing information at the fingertips of people looking to quickly connect with building managers, public housing authority representatives, and property management companies to inquire about housing availability and other housing-related questions

    Enterprise and HUD Release National Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Multifamily

    Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise), a national organization that creates and advocates for affordable housing in thriving communities, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a national emergency preparedness staffing toolkit for multifamily housing. Enterprise and HUD developed Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing Toolkit to help affordable housing organizations build emergency plans that promote business continuity, resident engagement and building protection

    HUD AWARDS $8.9 MILLION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS TO THE CITY OF DETROIT

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary C. Peters, and Congressman John Conyers, Jr., announced the allocation of $8.9 million from the Community Development Block Grant Declared Disaster Recovery Fund (DDR) to the City of Detroit. The funds will help Detroit become better prepared for future floods and other natural disasters, and assist with planning and implementation costs associated with resilient projects in the Brightmoor, Mt. Elliot and McDougall-Hunt neighborhoods, stemming from August 2014 flooding damage

    HUD PROPOSES RULE TO CLARIFY THE EQUAL PARTICIPATION OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN HUD PROGRAMS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is issuing a proposed rule that would amend its existing regulations regarding the equal participation of faith-based (religious) organizations in HUD programs.

    HUD CHARGES SOUTH DAKOTA PROPERTY OWNERS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENT IN WHEELCHAIR

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged the owners and landlords of an eight-unit apartment complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow a resident with disabilities to use a wheelchair in his apartment. HUD’s charge also alleges that the Salem Family Trust and Calvin L. Salem, trustee and manager of the property, refused to return the resident’s security deposit after he was forced to move out of his apartment. Read HUD’s charge

    HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN JUNE

    Sales of new single-family houses in June 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau. This is 6.8 percent (±12.5%)* below the revised May rate of 517,000 and is 18.1 percent (±18.1%) above the June 2014 estimate of 408,000.

    HUD MAKES $39 MILLION AVAILABLE TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is making $39.2 million available to fight housing discrimination under HUD’s 2015 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This year’s funding notice also creates six new types of grants that support fair housing capacity building, education and outreach activities, and testing in rental and sales transactions.

    HUD AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAUNCH TRAINING CURRICULUM FOR HIV/AIDS HOUSING AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), today unveiled a new training curriculum for HIV/AIDS housing and service providers focused on employment services.

    HUD AND VA ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a second round funding to help provide permanent homes to an estimated 122 veterans experiencing homelessness in eight states

    HUD APPOINTS RICHARD K. GREEN AS SENIOR ADVISOR ON HOUSING FINANCE

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the appointment of Richard K. Green as Senior Advisor on Housing Finance in the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R).  Green replaces Edward Golding, who has served since March as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing

    HUD ISSUES GUIDANCE ON MULTIFAMILY ASSISTED AND INSURED HOUSING BASED ON EQUAL ACCESS TO HOUSING RULE

    As part of the White House Conference on Aging today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance to better serve and help avoid discrimination to LGBT Americans seeking HUD-assisted or HUD-insured housing. The guidance will help clarify the Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Rule (Equal Access Rule), which was originally published in 2012.

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