February 14, 2024

HUD: 2023 Update to Equity Action Plan Released, Outlining New Commitments to Advance Equity

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released the 2023 Update to its Equity Action Plan, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda. This Equity Action Plan is part of the Department’s efforts to implement the President’s Executive Order on “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” which reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to deliver equity and build an America in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

“Equity is at the heart of the daily work we do as an agency,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “For too long, people – particularly Black, brown and poor people – have been left out and left behind. This Administration is using our resources to reverse the deep-seated harm caused by prior federal policies and prioritize racial equity in all HUD programs.”

As a leading agency that works to support America’s most historically disadvantaged populations, HUD’s Equity Action Plan prioritizes and embeds equity in the work the Department does every single day. HUD’s work, in accordance with the Biden-Harris Administration’s directive, extends to all program offices and departments and across both intra-and inter-agency initiatives.

Since the release of its first-ever Equity Action Plan in 2022, HUD has:

HUD works to create inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. In the last three years, HUD programs have served or permanently housed more than 1.2 million people experiencing homelessness. HUD’s Equity Action Plan reiterates its commitment to advancing equity for all communities across the nation.

As this work continues, updates will be posted on HUD.gov/equity. Learn more about the Administration’s equity work at whitehouse.gov/equity and check out all Federal Equity Action Plans at performance.gov/equity. To follow stories and posts across agencies, follow the hashtags #GovEquity and #GovDelivers on social media.

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