HUD: University of Maryland Wins HUD 2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team from University of Maryland as the winners of HUD’s sixth annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The University of Maryland team was one of four finalists to design a new mixed-use development for […]

HUD: Additional $15 Million Awarded to Fight Housing Discrimination

Grants to support and promote fair housing nationwide To help end housing discrimination, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $15 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation’s landmark Fair Housing Act (see grant chart below). […]

SBA: Agency Resource Partners Honored at National Small Business Week

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the following 2019 National Small Business Week resource partners as national winners for their impact on local economic development and support of small business creation and growth in the U.S.: Montana Women’s Business Center Ohio Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University Veterans Business […]

SBA: New Regional Innovation Cluster Awards to Advance Small Business Growth Announced

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the addition of seven new clusters to the portfolio of communities it supports through the Regional Innovation Clusters initiative. Regional Innovation Clusters are geographically-concentrated groups of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and related institutions in an industry that drive innovation, job creation and […]

HUD: $10.6 Million in Jobs Plus Grants Awarded to Help Low-Income Public Housing Residents Secure Higher Paying Jobs

Jobs Plus grants to help families achieve financial self-sufficiency To help low-income public housing residents increase their income and move toward self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10.6 million to four Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). HUD’s Jobs Plus Initiative connects public housing residents with employment, […]

HUD: $10 Million in “Sweat Equity” Grants Announced

SHOP grants enable homeownership opportunities for 539 families The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in “sweat equity” grants to support four non-profit, self-help housing organizations that enable homeownership opportunities for hard-working, low-income families and individuals. Funded through HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the […]

HUD: $74 Million Awarded to Help Families Reach Self-Sufficiency

Federal funding to support education and employment among HUD-assisted families U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $74 million to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country to continue helping public housing residents participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and/or reside in public housing […]

HUD: Over $2 Billion Awarded to Help End Homelessness

Federal grants to help thousands of homeless assistance programs nationwide The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $202 million in FY18 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grants to support new homeless programs across the country, including nearly $50 million to projects dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic […]

SBA: Deadline Extended for 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

Due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards nominations.  Now, all nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, February 4, 2019. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements […]