Articles Tagged with ''Ben Carson''

HUD Secretary Ben Carson lays out his plans for affordable housing and regulatory reform

Carson speaks at NMHC Fall Meeting
On Friday, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Fall Meeting. In his remarks, he highlighted the issues facing the American housing market and laid out his plans to address housing shortages and persistent poverty.
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Judge tosses civil rights groups’ suit against HUD over delaying Obama fair housing effort

Groups challenged HUD’s changes to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule
A federal judge late last week dismissed a legal challenge from three civil groups over the Trump administration’s move to delay and change a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. The groups hoped to have the rule reinstated. But that won't be happening now.
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HUD launching push to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers

HUD says studies show voucher acceptance is far too low
It’s apparently far too difficult for low-income households to use the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s housing voucher program to gain access to affordable housing and HUD is planning to do something about it. HUD announced Monday that it is launching a push to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers, citing two studies that claim that the housing voucher program is not functioning as it should be.
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HUD seeks public comment on AFFH amendments

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is up for restructuring
On Monday, HUD announced it is moving forward with its goals of “streamlining” the controversial Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule by inviting public comment on proposed amendments to it. The embattled regulations were originally enacted by the Obama administration to assess and encourage diversity in communities receiving HUD funds.
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New York Times: Housing affordability issue is getting worse, government continues to reduce aid

Ben Carson, Trump administration appear committed to reducing housing assistance
In the face of the growing housing affordability crisis, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and the Trump administration are holding course on their proposed reduction of housing assistance. According to the New York Times, local housing authorities are feeling the squeeze and as many as three out of four eligible applicants for housing vouchers are being turned away.
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Hensarling: HUD has failed far too many for far too long

Congress debates effectiveness of HUD policies
Wednesday morning HUD Secretary Ben Carson appeared before the House Committee on Financial Services. During the hearing, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling stated that it’s hard not to conclude that HUD has failed far too many for far too long.
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174 Congress members pressure Carson to finalize FHA condo rules

54 Senators and 120 House members are pushing Carson to finalize H.R. 3700
Congress and industry players like NAR, teamed up to put pressure on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to finalize the rules regarding condos and Federal Housing Administration loan approval. Fifty-four Senators and 120 house members sent a letter to HUD to hurry along the finalization of the rules in H.R. 3700.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ben Carson backtracks on plan to raise rents for poor

Plus what to expect in world economy’s most important week
HUD released a plan in April that HUD Secretary Ben Carson says will push millions of low-income households toward self-sufficiency. Now, he could be pulling back from that proposed plan. Also, here’s everything you need to know about the most important week of the year for the world economy.
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Ben Carson breaks ground at HUD's first EnVision Center

Also announces the first round of EnVision Center designations
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson traveled to his hometown of Detroit for the groundbreaking of the agency's first EnVision Center. Carson also announced the first round of EnVision Center designations in 17 communities nationwide.
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