HUD: New Education Campaign Launched in Observance of Mental Health Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 this May with the launch of a new campaign that will educate the public about the various forms of housing discrimination people with mental health, intellectual or developmental disabilities often […]

HUD: $54.7 Million in Grants Awarded to Expand Development of New Rental Housing for Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the award of over $54.7 million in capital advance and project rental assistance grants to 15 organizations, to expand the supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. The capital advance awards will support integrated affordable housing […]

HUD: Over $80 Million in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief Announced

Mainstream Vouchers aid non-elderly populations with disabilities in response to, and recovery from, COVID-19  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of Mainstream funding vouchersto assist non-elderly populations impacted by Coronavirus. Mainstream Vouchers are administered using […]

HUD: Over $74 Million in Grants Awarded to Support Affordable Rental Housing for Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the award of over $74 million in grants to 12 state housing finance agencies to support affordable rental housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. The awards will support up to five years of rental assistance for approximately 2,400 units […]

HUD: More than $75 Million in Fourth Wave of CAREs Act Funding Allocated to Assist People Living with Disabilities

Fourth wave of relief funds provides additional housing choice vouchers to public housing authorities Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, supporting up to 8,300 additional vouchers. Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream […]

HUD: Guidance Issued on Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act Relating to Assistance Animals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the publication of guidance clarifying how housing providers can comply with the Fair Housing Act when assessing a person’s request to have an animal in housing to provide assistance because of a disability. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination […]

HUD: New Rule Proposed Recognizing Additional Building Codes and Standards to Encourage More Housing Development

Proposed Rule to Adopt New Safe Harbors for Complying with the Fair Housing Act’s Design and Construction Requirements in Multifamily Housing The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a proposed rule that would recognize additional sets of standards and model building code editions that, when followed in the […]

HUD: More than $130 Million Awarded to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to approximately 15,363 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities. Secretary Ben Carson made the national announcement during a visit to Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Housing […]

HUD: $112 Million Offered to Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities for Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

Available funding includes $75 million in capital to produce new housing The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that there is a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities. Funding is available for the two […]

SBA: Boots to Business Program Reaches 100,000 Veteran Participant Milestone

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream. This is no different for the veteran business community,” said Larry […]