HUD: Additional $3.4 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Available for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program

Agencies can apply to grants opportunities to fight housing discrimination related to the COVID-19 Pandemic until May 11, 2023; Resources build on COVID-19 related loss mitigation efforts that kept nearly 2 million people in their homes during the COVID-19 National Emergency The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

SBA: Second Annual Women’s Business Summit Announced for March 28-29, 2023

The summit convenes women entrepreneurs and thought leaders from across the public and private sectors In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will hold its 2023 Women’s Business Summit from March 28-29, 2023. The two-day hybrid summit will feature virtual panels, “Ask an Expert” workshops, and fireside chats […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on New Recompete Pilot Program That Supercharges Communities with High Unemployment

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking public input on its new Recompete Pilot Program that will make focused investments in distressed communities across the country, creating and connecting workers to good jobs and supporting long-term comprehensive economic development by helping to reduce the high, prime-age (25 to […]

SBA: Cross-Country Latino Prosperity Tour Announced

Initiative will feature Presidential Cabinet members highlighting the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government commitment to advancing Latino prosperity Following President Biden’s State of Union address on Tuesday, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman traveled to Tucson, Arizona today to announce plans for the upcoming Biden-Harris Administration Latino Prosperity Tour. This tour will spotlight […]

OCC: Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Promoted

To make more eligible working families aware of the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is promoting EITC Awareness Day on January 27. The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low- to moderate-income households. “The Earned Income Tax Credit […]

HUD: Over $116 Million Announced to Public Housing Agencies for the Family Self Sufficiency Program

2022 Funding Helps HUD-Assisted Families Build Assets, Increase Stability The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced over $109 million to 682 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs)for the 2022 Renewal Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program and an additional $6 million to 32 PHAs and 38 Project Based Rental […]

HUD: $5.5 Million in Funding Opportunity Announced for Hispanic Serving Institutions

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will make available $5.5 million for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to establish research Centers of Excellence (COEs) to conduct housing and community development research. This funding opportunity will help strengthen capacity and invest in innovative and actionable research to address […]

HUD: New “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Rule Proposed to Root Out Longstanding Inequities in Housing and Foster Inclusive Communities

Rule expands upon HUD’s previous policy, implementing opportunities for transparency and accountability while bolstering economic equity for American families The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will imminently publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to fulfill the promise of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The proposed […]

HUD: Step Announced Towards Addressing Bias in the Home Appraisal Process for People Seeking FHA Financing

A preview of the policy update is available for public feedback on FHA’s Drafting Table web page Today, at an event at the Brookings Institute, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that HUD, through the Federal Housing Administration, is creating a process that people seeking FHA financing can use to request […]