HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance, including a new package of waivers offering regulatory and administrative relief, to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in areas of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Fiona beginning on September 17, 2022, and […]

FHFA: Intent to Establish a Federal Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable and Sustainable Housing Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced its intent to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing (Committee).  The Committee will provide advice and input regarding affordable, equitable, and sustainable housing needs and any regulatory or policy changes that may be necessary or beneficial to […]

HUD: Over $30 Million Made Available to State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Partners

Funding to support and promote fair housing nationwide The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced it has allocated $30.1 million in noncompetitive funding for HUD’s state and local fair housing enforcement agencies across the country under its Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). The FHAP is an […]

FHFA: Equitable Housing Finance Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the release of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) Equitable Housing Finance Plans for 2022-2024. These plans are designed to complement the initiatives outlined in FHFA’s Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2022–2026 that promote the Enterprises’ safety and soundness and foster housing finance markets […]

HUD: Awards Funding Provided to Fight Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $125,000 to support fair housing organizations working to help end housing discrimination. These funds are provided through the Department’s  Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP)  both to help people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination and to educate […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Expanding Diversity and Inclusion, Minority Homeownership

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today discussed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currrency’s efforts to reduce barriers to homeownership and promote financial inclusion in remarks at the Asian Real Estate Association of America Diversity and Fair Housing Summit. The Acting Comptroller highlighted the work of Project […]

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for New Mexico Disaster Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance to State and local recovery efforts in the areas of New Mexico affected by wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5, 2022, and continuing. On May 4, President Biden issued a major disaster declaration […]

HUD: New Civil Rights Guidance Issued on Marketing and Application Requirements for Subsidized Multifamily Properties

Guidance designed to inform inclusive marketing and application practices of multifamily housing The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) today released new guidance to reinforce requirements that HUD-subsidized multifamily housing’s marketing and application processes be designed to be inclusive of […]

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Massachusetts Disaster Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance to supplement Commonwealth, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas of Massachusetts affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm from January 28 to January 29, 2022. On April 18, President Biden issued a […]