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NYC ordered to resolve “unacceptable, illegal” public housing conditions

To pay $1.2 billion to correct health issues
A new federal complaint alleges the affordable housing conditions in New York City are not decent, safe, sanitary or even legal. But that is about to change. A new consent order will require the city to pay at least $1.2 billion or more until its “unacceptable, illegal” living conditions are resolved.
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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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HUD approves agreement for disability discrimination claim

Nevada real estate companies announce conciliation agreement
HUD announced it approved a new agreement between two Nevada real estate companies to resolve claims of disability discrimination. The claim was filed by a Nevada resident after a request for her service animal was denied, and now both companies will undergo fair housing training.
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NFHA: Greatest threat to fair housing is government’s failure to enforce the law

Here are 2017's top fair housing complaints
As the number of fair housing complaints increased in 2017, fair housing groups are saying it is time for it to end. One expert said: we must put an end to the many institutionalized barriers that prevent too many families in this country from fair access to housing. The problem? According to a new report, the greatest threat is the government’s failure to enforce the law.
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HUD joins initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing

Forms interagency task force with Justice Department
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with its new initiative to increase awareness and reporting of sexual harassment in housing. Here’s what it is doing along with the Justice Department to combat sexual harassment.
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HUD awards record $28 billion to help states recover from major disasters

Funds given to nine states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is awarding a record $28 billion to help nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from major disasters. The funds will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from major disasters that occurred since 2015.
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HUD marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Holds ceremony for fair housing month in Washington D.C.
Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signing fair housing into law. Now, as the 50th anniversary approaches, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to remember the day with a ceremony in Washington D.C.
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