HUD: $23 Million Awarded to Fight Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $23 million to nearly 80 fair housing organizations working to protect consumers from housing discrimination. Provided through HUD’s Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), these grants offer a range of assistance to the nationwide network of fair housing organizations […]

HUD and Census Bureau: Residential Construction Activity Report for October 2018

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 October 2018. Building Permits: Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,263,000. This is 0.6 percent […]

HUD: FHA 2018 Annual Report to Congress Released

Capital Reserves remain above statutory minimum for fourth straight year The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today released its 2018 Annual Report to Congress on the economic condition of the agency’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund). FHA reports that at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the MMI Fund […]

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for California Fire Victims

Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires. Yesterday, President Trump issued a […]

Census Bureau: New Statistics from the American Community Survey to be Embargoed

The U.S. Census Bureau will offer an embargo period for subscribers to view statistics from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey five-year estimates, which features more than 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics, including homeownership rates and costs, health insurance and educational attainment. Embargo subscribers will have access to these […]

FHFA: Proposed Rule Issued on Federal Home Loan Bank Housing Goals

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the existing regulation for the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) Housing Goals. The proposed rule would: Set a single prospective mortgage purchase housing goal as a share of each FHLBank’s total Acquired Member Asset (AMA) purchases; Set […]