FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.5 Percent in August; Up 8.0 Percent from Last Year

 House prices rose nationwide in August, up 1.5 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®).  House prices rose 8.0 percent from August 2019 to August 2020. FHFA also revised its previously reported 1.0 percent price change for July 2020 to 1.1 percent. For […]

HUD: $9.4 Million Awarded in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-Related Health Hazards

Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $9.4 million to 13 universities and public health organizations to improve our understanding of the longer term impact of housing interventions targeting lead and other residential hazards and […]

HUD: $10 Million in “Sweat Equity” Grants Announced

Grants help hundreds of families work alongside non-profits to build their homes and achieve homeownership The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in “sweat equity” grants to four non-profit self-help housing organizations which will create at least 536 affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families […]

HUD: $4 Million Awarded to Help Low-Income Veterans Rehabilitate Their Homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $3.9 million in funding through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP) to help make homes more accessible for disabled veterans. Through the VHRMP program, grantees will make necessary physical modifications […]

HUD: More Than $9 Million Awarded to Make Housing Safer for Tribal Communities

Funding to make low-income tribal homes safer and healthier The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $9 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to twelve tribes and tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety hazards. “As a pediatric neurosurgeon […]

HUD: “Mustard Seed Series” Virtual Workshops Launched for Faith Leaders and Congregations

Events will feature testimonies from faith leaders who have launched housing initiatives for homeless neighbors U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today launched a series of virtual workshops for faith congregations entitled, “The Mustard Seed Series”. The virtual events will feature faith organizations that have […]

HUD: Section 3 Rule Revision Finalized to Advance Economic Opportunity

New rule will advance economic opportunity through streamlined processes and a more targeted approach The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today the release of the final rule implementing the “Section 3” statute. Section 3 requires that recipients of certain HUD funds make economic opportunities available for low- and […]

HUD: Nearly $165 Million Awarded to Protect Families from Lead and Other Home Health and Safety Hazards

Funding to make low-income families’ homes safer and healthier The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $165 million to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. HUD is providing these grants […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.0 Percent in July; Up 6.5 Percent from Last Year

 House prices rose nationwide in July, up 1.0 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI).  House prices rose 6.5 percent from July 2019 to July 2020. FHFA also revised its previously reported 0.9 percent price change for June 2020 to 1.0 percent. For […]