SBA: Funding Opportunity to Provide Entrepreneurship Training to Service-Disabled Veterans Announced

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced a new funding opportunity for eligible non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, private sector firms, and institutions of higher learning to provide entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans. The awarded organization(s) can use the funding to market, deliver, and scale existing service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs’ training […]

HUD: $10.4 Million Funding Opportunity Announced for Rehabilitation of Low-Income and Disabled Veterans’ Homes

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough today announced the availability of $10.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP) for the rehabilitation of the homes of Veterans with low-incomes and […]

HUD: First-Ever Funding Opportunity for Coordinated Approaches to Address Unsheltered Homeless, Including Resources for Rural Communities, Announced

HUD Package Includes $322 Million, Including $54.5 Million Set-Aside for Rural Communities, For Permanent Housing, Supportive Services, And Other Costs Package Also Provides $43 Million To Fund Approximately 4,000 New Incremental Housing Choice Vouchers The Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a […]

Joint Statement on Continued Efforts to Connect Homeowners to Pandemic Relief Issued

The Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge, Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Treasury Janet L. Yellen are calling on servicers of federally backed mortgages to make every effort to ensure no individual or family unduly experiences unnecessary hardship or foreclosure while assistance is available […]

HUD: 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 Released

Report Suggests that COVID-19 Relief Had Positive Impacts on Sheltered Homelessness  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 to Congress. The report found that more than 326,000 people experienced sheltered homelessness in the United States on a single night […]

HUD: Over $18 Million Awarded to 33 States to Provide Housing Assistance for Veterans

Vouchers will provide housing for veterans experiencing homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Monday awarded over $18 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to 103 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 33 states across the country to support veterans experiencing homelessness. This round of […]

CFPB: DOJ and CFPB Put Landlords and Mortgage Servicies on Notice about Servicmembers’ and Veterans’ Rights

Joint letters remind landlords and mortgage servicers to adhere to the CARES Act and additional legal requirements under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued two joint letters today regarding important legal housing protections for military families. One letter […]

Census Bureau: New Data on Minority-Owned, Veteran-Owned, and Women-Owned Businesses Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new estimates on the characteristics of employer businesses. According to the 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS), which covers reference year 2019, approximately 18.7% (1.1 million) of U.S. employer businesses were minority-owned, veteran-owned businesses made up about 5.7% (331,151) of all businesses.  About 20.9% (1.2 million) of businesses were […]

SBA: National Veterans Small Business Week Scheduled for November 1st through 5th

Events will highlight the Agency’s efforts to support the Nation’s Nearly 1.8 million veteran-owned small businesses through its 22 Veterans Business Outreach Centers The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of our veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 1-5, 2021. “National Veterans Small […]

HUD: $4.4 Million Awarded to 28 Tribes to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans

Grants will provide housing for Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes […]