Articles Tagged with ''HUD''

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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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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Coalition of states, cities join fight to force HUD to enforce Obama fair housing rule

Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Oakland, Seattle, others want AFFH rule back
The fair housing advocates that are suing the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule already have support from the state of New York, and they now have a whole new group of allies in their corner.
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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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HUD kills key tool used to enforce Obama fair housing rule

HUD withdraws “Local Government Assessment Tool”
The Trump administration just took another significant step toward derailing a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. HUD announced late Friday afternoon that it is “withdrawing” a computer tool that was to be used to enforce the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
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New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

State joins fair housing advocates lawsuit against Trump administration
The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over Trump administration recently moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule meant to address segregation in housing.
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California landlords fined for housing discrimination

Allegedly discriminated against testers based on race and national origin
The owners of two California apartment complexes will pay a four-figure fine to settle charges that they discriminated against prospective tenants on the basis of their race or national origin. “Denying someone an apartment because of how they look or where they come from not only deprives them of a home, it is against the law,” said Anna María Farías, HUD assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity.
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