Secretary Carson Kicks-Off National Healthy Homes Month - Announces Protect Our Kids! Campaign to Enforce Lead Safety Rules
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Secretary Carson Kicks-Off National Healthy Homes Month – Announces Protect Our Kids! Campaign to Enforce Lead Safety Rules

HUD No. 18-051HUD Public Affairs(202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASEFridayJune 1, 2018 SECRETARY CARSON KICKS-OFF NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH – ANNOUNCES PROTECT OUR KIDS! CAMPAIGN TO ENFORCE LEAD SAFETY RULESDepartment-wide enforcement campaign to protect young children from lead poisoning in older housing WASHINGTON – June is National Healthy Homes Month. This year, …

HUD Kicks Off National Homeownership Month 2018
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HUD Kicks Off National Homeownership Month 2018

HUD No. 18-050HUD Public Affairs(202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASEThursdayMay 31, 2018 HUD KICKS OFF NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH 2018 WASHINGTON – June begins National Homeownership Month, a time of year when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and others mark the importance of owning a home and the impact it …

HUD Approves Agreement Between Nevada Real Estate Companies and Applicant Resolving Claims of Disability Discrimination
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HUD Approves Agreement Between Nevada Real Estate Companies and Applicant Resolving Claims of Disability Discrimination

HUD No. 18-049HUD Public Affairs(202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASEMondayMay 28, 2018 HUD APPROVES AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEVADA REAL ESTATE COMPANIES AND APPLICANT RESOLVING CLAIMS OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between Delta House Investments, LLC …

HUD Charges New York Property Owners and Agents with Discriminating Against Resident with Disabilities
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HUD Charges New York Property Owners and Agents with Discriminating Against Resident with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is charging Syracuse, New York, property owners Nolo Contendere, LLC and Nolo Contendere LLC Trust, and their agents with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to allow a woman with mental disabilities to keep an assistance animal.

Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery to Lead Federal Housing Administration
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Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery to Lead Federal Housing Administration

WASHINGTON – By a vote of 74-23, the U.S. Senate today confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Brian D. Montgomery to serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in April 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in April 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for April 2018.

HUD Charges Two Ohio Companies with Discriminating Against Residents with Disabilities
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HUD Charges Two Ohio Companies with Discriminating Against Residents with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged two Ohio corporations, Epcon Communities, Inc., and Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc. (Epcon), with housing discrimination for failing to design and construct thirty-two multifamily housing communities throughout Ohio that meet the accessibility requirements of …

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in April 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in April 2018

WASHINGTON – 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 April 2018.

HUD Announces $10 Million in "Sweat Equity" Grants
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HUD Announces $10 Million in “Sweat Equity” Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in “sweat equity” grants to four non-profit self-help housing organizations which will create at least 535 affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families and individuals. Funded through HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the funding awarded …

HUD Launches "HUD Strong Families" Initiative
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HUD Launches “HUD Strong Families” Initiative

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will launch HUD Strong Families, a new effort in coordination with Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), federal partners, and service organizations to support families living in HUD-assisted housing by connecting them with resources that expand economic opportunity …

HUD Approves Agreement Resolving Allegations of Housing Discrimination Involving Two California Apartment Complexes
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HUD Approves Agreement Resolving Allegations of Housing Discrimination Involving Two California Apartment Complexes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County (FHCRC) and the owners and property managers of Sierra Vista Apartments, LLC, and Grand Oaks Apartments, LLC, in Lake Elsinore, Calif., resolving allegations …

HUD to Seek Public Comment on 'Disparate Impact' Regulation
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HUD to Seek Public Comment on ‘Disparate Impact’ Regulation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will formally seek the public’s comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

HUD Reaches Agreements with Florida, Virginia and California Landlords Settling Claims of Sexual Harassment in Housing
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HUD Reaches Agreements with Florida, Virginia and California Landlords Settling Claims of Sexual Harassment in Housing

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced three settlements of claims involving allegations of sexual harassment totaling approximately $125,000 in relief for complainants.

Secretary Carson Proposes Rent Reform
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Secretary Carson Proposes Rent Reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today unveiled a package of reforms designed to offer Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), property owners and HUD-assisted families a simpler, less invasive and more transparent set of rent structures, and places HUD’s rental assistance programs on a more fiscally …

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in March 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in March 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for March 2018.

Secretary Carson: "Unlocking America's Full Potential"
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Secretary Carson: “Unlocking America’s Full Potential”

While America is now experiencing record low unemployment, our country still struggles from nearly record-high welfare enrollment.

The University of Maryland Wins HUD's Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
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The University of Maryland Wins HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the University of Maryland as the winner of its 2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. A team of graduate students received top honors for their project, Beacon Crossing-a new development in Dover, N.H., …

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in March 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in March 2018

WASHINGTON – 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 March 2018.

HUD Joins Justice Department in Nationwide Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing
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HUD Joins Justice Department in Nationwide Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing

WASHINGTON – Today, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Secretary Carson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of sexual harassment …

HUD Awards $1.6 Billion to Help the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
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HUD Awards $1.6 Billion to Help the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $1.6 billion to support long-term disaster recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and are intended to rebuild …

HUD Awards Record $28 Billion to Help Hard-Hit Areas in Nine States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Major Disasters
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HUD Awards Record $28 Billion to Help Hard-Hit Areas in Nine States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Major Disasters

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $28 billion to support long-term disaster recovery in hard-hit areas in nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and …

HUD, VA Team Up to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes
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HUD, VA Team Up to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

WASHINGTON – In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $43 million to 325 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 …

HUD Charges Owner, Manager of Mississippi Mobile Home Park with Discriminating Against Interracial Family
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HUD Charges Owner, Manager of Mississippi Mobile Home Park with Discriminating Against Interracial Family

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Linda and Gene Baker, the owner and manager of a trailer park in Belden, Mississippi, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent a lot to an interracial married couple with …

HUD Commemorates Fair Housing Month and 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act
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HUD Commemorates Fair Housing Month and 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

WASHINGTON – Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and fair housing became law. In signing the landmark measure, President Johnson declared, “Now, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again. It proclaims that Fair Housing for all, all human beings who …

Westlawn Gardens Receives National Community Planning Award
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Westlawn Gardens Receives National Community Planning Award

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the American Planning Association (APA) today awarded Wisconsin’s largest public housing community, Westlawn Gardens, the HUD Secretary’s Opportunity and Empowerment Award.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in February 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in February 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for February 2018.

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in February 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in February 2018

WASHINGTON – 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 February 2018.

HUD Secretary Carson Launches New Financial Controls to Enhance Department's Fiscal Strength and Integrity
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HUD Secretary Carson Launches New Financial Controls to Enhance Department’s Fiscal Strength and Integrity

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced new measures to protect the financial integrity of the agency and correct lax internal processes and controls. Secretary Carson directed HUD’s newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, Irving Dennis, to design and implement a transformation plan …

HUD and City of Houston Reach Fair Housing Agreement
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HUD and City of Houston Reach Fair Housing Agreement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Houston today announced a joint agreement designed to expand housing choice and mobility for lower income residents, including those experiencing homelessness and victims of Hurricane Harvey.

FHA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium for Hurricane Maria Victims
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FHA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium for Hurricane Maria Victims

WASHINGTON – For the second time since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that the agency is extending its 180-day foreclosure moratorium for FHA-insured homeowners for an additional 60 days due to the extensive damage and continuing needs in …

HUD Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants
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HUD Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $5 million to six communities to help create plans to redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in January 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in January 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for January 2018.

FHA Expands Foreclosure Relief for Victims of 2017 Disasters
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FHA Expands Foreclosure Relief for Victims of 2017 Disasters

WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced expanded mortgage relief to FHA-insured homeowners who live or work in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as California wildfires and subsequent flooding and mudslides.

HUD Awards $35 Million to Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents
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HUD Awards $35 Million to Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents

WASHINGTON – In an effort to help low-income residents become self-sufficient, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $34.9 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help them …

HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in January 2018
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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in January 2018

WASHINGTON – 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 January 2018.

HUD Announces Agreement with California Housing Authorities Resolving Disability Discrimination Claims
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HUD Announces Agreement with California Housing Authorities Resolving Disability Discrimination Claims

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa (HACCC) and the Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA), both located in California, resolving allegations that they violated the Fair Housing …

Trump Administration Proposes 2019 HUD Budget
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Trump Administration Proposes 2019 HUD Budget

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration today announced the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a $41.24 billion spending plan that continues or expands support for vulnerable populations including those experiencing homelessness, the elderly and persons living with disabilities. The President’s 2019 …

HUD Grants $243 Million to Help U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
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HUD Grants $243 Million to Help U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

HUD No. 18-011Brian Sullivan(202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASEFridayFebruary 2, 2018 HUD GRANTS $243 MILLION TO HELP U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS RECOVER FROM HURRICANES IRMA AND MARIA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $242.7 million to help the U.S. Virgin Islands to recover from Hurricanes Irma …

HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Help Puerto Rico Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
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HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Help Puerto Rico Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

HUD No. 18-010Brian Sullivan(202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASEThursdayFebruary 1, 2018 HUD AWARDS $1.5 BILLION TO HELP PUERTO RICO RECOVER FROM HURRICANES IRMA AND MARIADisaster recovery funds to help repair damaged housing and businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $1.5 billion to …