HUD: Over $34 Million Awarded to Three Public Housing Agencies to Support Emergency Capital Needs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded over $34 million to three public housing agencies (PHA) to address emergencies that threaten residents’ health and safety, as well as to help secure their public housing properties against crime and drug-related activity. “Home hazards can manifest without warning,” […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.5 Percent in October 2020; Up 10.2 Percent from Last Year

House prices rose nationwide in October, up 1.5 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®).  House prices rose 10.2 percent from October 2019 to October 2020. The previously reported 1.7 percent price change for September 2020 remained unchanged. For the nine census divisions, […]

Census Bureau: July 1, 2020 Estimates of Population and Housing Units Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released July​ 1, 2020 estimate​s of the total population and voting-age population for the nation and states. Additional estimate​s for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, counties, cities, towns, and Puerto Rico and its municipios, as well as estimates of housing units for the nation, states and counties will be […]

HUD: Opportunity Zone Radio Tour Kicks Off to Commemorate Three Years of Revitalizations in Forgotten Communities

Task Force members to join Secretary Carson in Radio Tour commemorating three years of revitalization success White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Chairman and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced a nationwide radio tour to mark the three-year anniversary of the enactment of […]

HUD: Nearly $5 Million Awarded for Revitalization Plans in Eleven Neighborhoods

 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded nearly $5 million to eleven communities to help create plans to redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods. Funded through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods program, these grants will help local leaders craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize […]

Census Bureau: New American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Released

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released new 5-year statistics. For the first time, data from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) will allow users to compare three nonoverlapping sets of 5-year data: 2005-2009, 2010-2014 and 2015-2019. The ability to analyze separate datasets is important for identifying trends for small communities and […]

HUD: Millions in Rental and Housing Assistance for Veterans in Need Announced

HUD-VASH vouchers to help veterans at-risk of homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $46 million in rental assistance and housing vouchers to help veterans at risk of experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing […]

FHFA: Principal Deputy Director Adolfo Marzol to Retire

Senior Advisor for Regulation Chris Bosland will be Promoted to Principal Deputy Director  ​The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Principal Deputy Director Adolfo Marzol will retire on December 18, 2020. Chris Bosland, FHFA’s Senior Advisor for Regulation, will succeed Marzol as the Principal Deputy Director.  “I cannot […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3 Biweekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from the third phase of the experimental Household Pulse Survey. The Household Pulse Survey is the result of an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to document temporal trends in how individuals are experiencing business curtailment and closures, stay-at-home orders, […]

FHFA: Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums Extended

Foreclosure moratorium applies to Enterprise-backed mortgages; eviction moratorium applies to Enterprise-owned properties Today, to help borrowers at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures […]