Articles Tagged with ''HUD''

No teenagers allowed: New Orleans landlord accused of discrimination

HUD charges property owner with discriminating against families with children
A New Orleans landlord stands accused of discriminating against families with children after allegedly repeatedly stating that he did not want any teenagers living on the property. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that it is charging Earmastine Nelson with housing discrimination for running a real estate ad on Craigslist that stated “NO TEENAGERS PLEASE.”
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Dominion Due Diligence Group hired Jenn Krieher as housing preservation manager

Firm hired former HUD employee to run its housing preservation operations
Dominion Due Diligence Group hired Jenn Krieher as housing preservation manager. In her new role, she will provide technical assistance for Rental Assistance Demonstration and Special Applications Center Section 18 programs as well as overseeing portfolio-wide reviews for the firm’s public housing authority clients.
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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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Facebook cuts thousands of ad targeting options after HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

Will also require advertisers to agree to non-discrimination policy
In the wake of being accused of allowing landlords and homeowners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers, Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies to remove thousands of targeting options that may have been used to engage in discriminatory advertising.
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HUD doubles down against discrimination practices

Brings charges in Massachusetts, California, South Dakota
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development is doubling down on the charges it is bringing against housing companies for discrimination. This week, it brought charges against or settled with housing companies in Massachusetts, California and South Dakota.
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NPR: Hospitals are joining the real estate business

Highly concentrated levels of poverty and physical health are connected
Affordability continues to plague the housing industry, leaving some of the nation’s poorest communities struggling just to make ends meet. This is especially true for residents living in “high-risk” communities where poverty usually partners with inadequate housing, violence and sickness, and it's driving hospitals to join the real estate business.
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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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