HUD: $200 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding Available to Help Native American Communities Across the Nation

Recovery funding will help American Indian Communities respond to COVID-19 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced $200 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to American Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the country to respond to COVID-19. This funding […]

FHFA: Evaluation Criteria Strengthened for Duty To Serve Program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced it is strengthening the evaluation criteria of the Duty to Serve (DTS) Underserved Markets program through the Evaluation Guidance for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The updated guidance will ensure the Enterprises’ DTS programs have a significant impact in underserved […]

HUD: Additional $1.1 Million Announced to Public Housing Authorities to Assist Young People Aging Out of Foster Care

Funding supports youth aging out of foster care to avoid homelessness Today, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced an additional $1.1 million in funding for HUD’s new Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative. Ten housing authorities will receive this funding, continuing HUD’s efforts to assist young adults […]

CDFI Fund: $130.9 Million Announced in Awards for Affordable Housing Nationwide

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 38 organizations $130.9 million today for the development of affordable housing and community facilities in low-income communities.  These awards were made through the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of the Capital Magnet Fund, and will support […]

HUD: $655 Million Announced to Help Tribes Support More Affordable Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Native American Tribes in 38 States. Funding is distributed to eligible Tribes and their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to carry out a range of affordable […]

HUD: New Report Explores Problem of “Credit Invisibility” Among HUD-Assisted Households

First-of-its-kind study examines reporting rent payments to credit reporting agencies Landlords and property management groups regularly use credit checks to make determinations about renting to potential tenants and many employers incorporate credit checks in hiring decisions. A low credit score or credit invisibility can thusly limit housing choice and employment […]

HUD: 2020 Secretary’s Awards Kicks Off with Healthy Homes Competition

 Award is an excellent opportunity to highlight successful work on the state and local level intersectinghealth and housing Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it’s opening this year’s HUD Secretary Awards for Healthy Homes. Promoting healthy homes that foster strong, vibrant communities and families has […]

HUD: Bus Tour Arrives in Los Angeles

Visit with United Dwelling part of nationwide “Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited Los Angeles, California, as part of his “Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour.” Secretary Carson visited United Dwelling, an organization that creates accessory […]

HUD: Secretary Carson Delivers Keynote Address at Schwarzenegger’s Homelessness Summit

Visit is part of the nationwide “Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited Los Angeles, California, as part of his “Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour.” Secretary Carson gave a keynote address at ‘Unhoused:’ Addressing Homelessness in California […]