HUD and Census Bureau: Residential Construction Activity Report for June 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2019. Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,220,000. This is 6.1 percent […]

Census Bureau: 2018 Characteristics of New Housing Report Released

 The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2018 Characteristics of New Housing Report, which provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location of the laundry, presence of homeowner’s association, the […]

HUD: John Marshall Law School and HUD Team Up to Launch National Fair Housing Training Academy

Partnership to cultivate next generation of civil rights professional The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is partnering with the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc., to develop the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA). The Academy will prepare […]

HUD: Record $2.3 Billion Available to Support Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

In a continuing effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today is making a record $2.3 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). HUD’s Continuum of Care homeless assistance grants support a […]

HUD: Record $330 Million Offered to Clean Up Dangerous Lead and Other Hazards in Housing

Largest funding amount available ever to make low-income housing lead safe The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a record $330 million in grants to clean up lead-based paint hazards and other housing-related health and safety hazards in low-income housing. Click here to view Secretary Carson talking […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.4 Percent in April 2019; Up 5.2 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in April, up 0.4 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.1 percent increase for March 2019 remained unchanged.   The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages […]

HUD: $63 Million Awarded to Support Affordable Housing and Community Development in 85 Tribal Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $63 million to 85 Native American communities throughout the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development for residents, including funding construction projects that generate local job opportunities. HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program supports a wide range […]

FHFA: 2018 Report to Congress Includes Legislative Recommendations

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its 2018 Report to Congress.  The report meets the requirements of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.  It provides information about FHFA’s 2018 examinations of Fannie Mae […]

ABA: New Infographic Outlines Affordable Housing Challenges and Possible Solutions

In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation today released a new infographic that examines affordable housing challenges in the U.S. and what America’s banks are doing to help ease the burden on consumers.  As the Foundation infographic shows, the rising cost of construction for new housing developments, as […]