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 […]

HUD: Secretary Carson Announces Agreement to Address Longstanding Issues at New York City Housing Authority

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced an agreement with the City of New York and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide a new roadmap forward for NYCHA that will address the longstanding issues at the housing authority’s properties. Read the agreement. “The […]

HUD: Funding Renewed to Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

$2 billion to renew existing grants to 5,800 community-based housing and service providers The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $2 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support […]

FHFA: Indices Show Little Movement in Mortgage Interest Rates in December 2018

Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages were nearly flat from November to December, according to several indices of new mortgage contracts. The National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders Index was 4.83 percent for loans closed in late December, down 3 […]

FHFA: Foreclosure Preventions Surpass 4.2 Million in Third Quarter 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its third quarter 2018 Foreclosure Prevention Report,which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 63,193 foreclosure prevention actions in the third quarter of 2018, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,242,774 since September 2008.  The report […]

HUD: Trump Administration Unveils Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today unveiled the Trump Administration’s Federal Lead Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts (Lead Action Plan). “HUD is delighted to join the […]

HUD: $139 Million Awarded to Protect Families from Lead and Home Hazards

Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $139 million to 48 state and local government agencies to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. HUD Secretary Ben Carson made the grant announcement […]