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HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD INCREASES AND EXPANDS FLEXIBILITY OF FUNDS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO FIGHT COVID-19

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced the allocation of $380 million in supplemental administrative fee funding to all Public Housing
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Urges Federal Bureau of Prisons Not to Relocate 30-40 Hope Village Residents Outside...

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After learning that 30-40 District of Columbia at Hope Village, the men’s halfway house in the District of Columbia, may be sent to a halfway house in Baltimore after Hope Village’s contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) expires this week
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $130 MILLION TO REVITALIZE FOUR NEIGHBORHOODS

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced four communities across the country will receive a combined $130 million to redevelop severely distressed public housing and to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.

SIGTARP RECOMMENDS TREASURY PUT TO BETTER USE UNSPENT FUNDS IN TARP TO ENHANCE EXISTING...

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The Hardest Hit Fund is a TARP program that is still open today – a program that has traditionally provided mortgage assistance for unemployed homeowners. As unemployment improved, Treasury

Grassley Welcomes CMS Action to Require Coronavirus Reporting in Nursing Homes

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement regarding an announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to report
DOI

Secretary Bernhardt Announces $227 Million for State Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Projects

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced $227,125,000 will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 states, five U.S. territories
EPA

EPA amends cleanup plan for former West Calumet Housing Complex in Zone 1 of...

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has amended the 2012 cleanup plan for the former West Calumet Housing Complex in Zone 1 of the USS Lead Superfund Site in East Chicago
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $40 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $40 million to fair housing organizations across the nation working to confront violations of the nation's landmark Fair Housing Act
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD PROVIDES IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AMID NATIONWIDE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, in consultation with the Trump Administration and the Coronavirus Task Force, today authorized
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT | SECRETARY CARSON APPLAUDS GOVERNOR FOR TAKING ACTION TO...

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Secretary Carson praised California Governor Gavin Newsom’s actions to provide unsheltered homeless populations with emergency housing options to protect them and prevent the spread of coronavirus

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED YELLOW PINE SOLAR PROJECT

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The Bureau of Land Management today released a draft analyzing the environmental impacts of the proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project to be located on BLM-administered land 10 miles southeast of Pahrump and approximately 32 miles west of Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada.
USDOJ

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in North Dakota Housing

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The Department of Justice announced today that it filed a lawsuit alleging that Hampton Corporation Inc. and several other individuals and entities violated the Fair Housing Act

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DIRECT SALE OF LAND FOR EXPANSION OF SAN JOSE...

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The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMP) and subsequent Non-Competitive Direct Sale of a 2.72-acre parcel of public land.  The parcel is located in the unincorporated town of Luis Lopez, 5 miles south of Socorro, in Socorro County, New Mexico
FEMA

FEMA Extends Direct Housing Program in Butte County

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FEMA has announced a 12-month extension of the temporary housing program in Butte County through May 12, 2021 for Camp Fire survivors – the initial 18-month program was set to conclude May 12, 2020.
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.137 Trillion

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Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $52.64 billion in February, providing financing for more than 210,000 homeowners and renters.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS OVER $118 MILLION TO LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced over $118 million in grants to support local homeless assistance programs across the country
VA

VA announces safeguards to protect nursing home and spinal cord injury patients

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While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still considers COVID-19 to be a low threat to the general American public, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, March 10, new safeguards aimed at limiting COVID-19 exposure risk
USDOJ

USDA Invests $900 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure in 16 States

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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $900 million to build, preserve or improve rural electric infrastructure across 16 states (PDF, 151 KB). Censky made the announcement at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual meeting and conference

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT OFFERS LAND IN LA PLATA COUNTY FOR COMPETITIVE COAL LEASE...

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The Bureau of Land Management will host a competitive, sealed bid coal lease sale at 10 a.m. on April 10, 2020 for a lease-by-application for a 2,462-acre tract, approximately 14 miles west of Durango in La Plata County, Colorado.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on New Affordable Senior Housing Honoring Late Todd A. Lee

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, and the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Todd A. Lee Senior

Recent HUD Press Releases

HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

SECRETARY CARSON TERMINATES 2015 AFFH RULE

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the Department will ultimately terminate the Obama Administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation issued in 2015

Random HUD in News

The Washington Post

Former HUD secretary Julián Castro joins 2020 Democratic presidential field

Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and housing secretary in the Obama administration, on Saturday joined the increasingly crowded field of candidates for the 2020