HUD: Rutgers University Wins HUD 2017 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design & Planning Competition

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team from Rutgers University as the winners of HUD’s fourth annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The Rutgers team was one of four finalists to introduce a comprehensive plan for redeveloping a […]

HUD: National Fair Housing Month

WASHINGTON – This year marks the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation that became law on April 11, 1968.  Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) kicked off Fair Housing Month 2017 at its national headquarters. This year’s theme is Fair Housing Equals Opportunity, […]

OCC: Newsletter Focuses on Innovative Partnerships to Preserve Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published the latest edition of its Community Development Investments newsletter entitled “Preserving Affordable Housing: Innovative Partnerships.” This issue describes the role of national banks and federal savings associations in preserving America’s affordable rental housing and presents examples of how […]

HUD: New Residential Sales in February 2017 Reported

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for February 2017: NEW HOME SALES Sales of new single-family houses in February 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to […]

HUD: Grants Offered to Clean up Lead-Based Paint Hazards

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that it is making grants available to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower income homes in order to protect young children. Additionally, this funding will provide an opportunity for local communities to establish and support programs to […]

HUD: Comprehensive Assessment of Housing Needs of America Indians and Alaska Natives Released

WASHINGTON – American Indian tribes are building more housing units after enactment of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) but housing conditions are substantially worse among American Indian households than other U.S. households.  These are some of the findings of three new comprehensive reports of […]