HUD: New Education Campaign Launched in Observance of Mental Health Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 this May with the launch of a new campaign that will educate the public about the various forms of housing discrimination people with mental health, intellectual or developmental disabilities often […]

HUD: More Than $20 Million Made Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

Grants will support fair housing testing, education, enforcement activities The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is making $20,229,156 available to fair housing organizations across the nation working to fight housing discrimination. The funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing testing, education […]

HUD: Access to Opportunity for 10,000 Families Increased through New $50 Million Housing Mobility Demonstration

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced awards to nine lead public housing authorities (PHAs) that will participate in HUD’s new Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration, which will receive $45.7 million in total funding. Through this Demonstration, PHAs will provide over 10,000 families with children better access to […]

HUD: $28 Million Awarded to Help Public Housing Residents Secure Employment and Higher-Paying Jobs

Housing Authorities in a dozen communities will receive funding under Jobs Plus The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a $28 million investment to 12 public housing agencies (PHA) to help families increase their earned income and improve their economic mobility. See chart below of today’s […]

HUD: Multifamily Housing Inspections to Resume in June

On Friday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that HUD will substantially increase housing inspections, beginning on June 1, 2021. HUD’s inspections are instrumental in identifying unsafe conditions and supporting HUD’s work with housing providers to mitigate them. Thirteen months ago, in response […]

HUD: Proposed Rule Withdrawn and Commitment Reaffirmed to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced that HUD is withdrawing the previous administration’s proposed rule that would have weakened the Equal Access Rule. The Equal Access Rule ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity-have equal access […]

HUD: Federal Housing Administration Standard Single Family Servicing Policies Revised

Updates to Single Family Handbook policies strengthen loss mitigation approaches for struggling borrowers while streamlining key requirements for servicers The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the publication of its update to the Servicing and Loss Mitigation section of the FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1. This update streamlines many standard operational requirements […]

HUD: Access to Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Funds Accelerated

Department removes onerous restrictions that limited island’s access to funds, obligates $8.2 billion in federal mitigation funding The Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the obligation of $8.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for Puerto Rico, along with the removal of onerous restrictions unique […]

HUD: Winners of 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Announced

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team with members from Pratt Institute and New York University as the winners of HUD’s eighth annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. For the 2021 competition, HUD partnered with Fresno Housing in Fresno County, […]