HUD: $4.8 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 $4.8 million in funding through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot (VHRMP) Program to assist disabled veterans with modifying or rehabilitating their homes, making them more accessible. Through the VHRMP program, grantees […]

SBA: Funding Competition Announced for Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

The  U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $150,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to  service-disabled veterans.  Up to six awardees will use the $300,000 in total funding to participate in the Service-Disabled […]

SBA: $100,000 Awarded to Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced a partnership with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) to establish a pilot training program for military veterans who are small business owners and their immediate family members. The Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training program will equip these entrepreneurs with the resources […]

FHFA: More Than 4.3 Million Homeowners Helped Since Conservatorships

 The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter 2019 Foreclosure Prevention Report,which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 38,968 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2019, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,322,804 since September 2008.   The report also shows that 38 percent […]

CFPB: New Credit Monitoring, Medical Debit Restrictions and Mortgage Protections for Servicemembers and Veterans

Free credit monitoring, medical debt credit reporting restrictions, and mortgage protections for those recently back from active duty In May 2018, new protections for servicemembers and veterans were signed into law . The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Bureau previously highlighted the new federal law that went into effect […]

CFPB: Bureau Releases Sixth Annual Report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs

I am pleased to offer the sixth annual report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) highlighting issues and emerging trends facing servicemembers, veterans, and military families (collectively referred to as “servicemembers” in this report). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the OSA are committed to ensuring that servicemembers […]

CFPB: Bureau Asks Congress for Clear Authority to Supervise for Compliance with the Military Lending Act

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger today issued the following statement announcing that she has asked Congress to grant the CFPB clear authority to supervise for compliance with the Military Lending Act (MLA). “The Bureau is committed to the financial well-being of America’s service members. This commitment includes […]

HUD: Report Shows Homelessness Unchanged in U.S. in 2018 with Notable Declines among Veterans and Families with Children

Homelessness in the U.S. remained largely unchanged in 2018, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 552,830 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent […]

HUD & VA: Additional Support Announced to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

Second Round of HUD-VASH vouchers to provide housing for veterans and their families In a continuing effort to help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announce a second round of funding to help provide permanent […]