HUD: Additional $15 Million Awarded to Fight Housing Discrimination

Grants to support and promote fair housing nationwide To help end housing discrimination, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $15 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation’s landmark Fair Housing Act (see grant chart below). […]

Census Bureau: Housing Vacancy Annual Statistics Released for 2018

These statistics provide vacancy rates, homeownership rates and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the United States, regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Data for all geographies are available both quarterly and annually. Homeownership rates are also tabulated by age of householder for the United States […]

HUD: Fair Housing Month Kicks Off with Launch of Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign and Training Initiative

HUD unveils “Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal” Campaign The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today launched a special campaign and training initiative to help protect people from harassment by landlords, property managers, and maintenance workers in HUD-assisted housing. “The Call HUD: Because Sexual […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.6 Percent in January; Up 5.6 Percent from Last Year

 U.S. house prices rose in January, up 0.6 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.3 percent increase for December 2018 remained unchanged.   The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information […]

OCC: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Fines Citibank, N.A. $25 Million for Violating the Fair Housing Act

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today assessed a $25 million civil money penalty against Citibank, N.A., for violations of the Fair Housing Act. The OCC found that the bank had certain control weaknesses related to its Relationship Loan Pricing (RLP) program designed to provide eligible mortgage […]

HUD: Plan Approved to Support Southern Georgia Counties in their Recovery from 2017 Disasters

$38 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of Georgia’s disaster action plan, which will invest $38 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of […]

HUD: Plan Approved to Support Missouri in its Recovery from 2017 Storms and Flooding

$58.5 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of Missouri’s disaster action plan, which will invest $58.5 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of […]

HUD: Plan Approved to Support California in its Recovery from 2017 Wildfires and Mudslides

$124 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of California’s disaster action plan, which will invest $124 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of […]