The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will close its offices nationwide on Friday, May 24th.

The news comes as a result of government-wide automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1, 2013, known as sequestration.

Absent any action to overcome these required reductions, the Department anticipates the need to close and suspend operations for an additional six days over the remainder of the current fiscal year, HUD said in a statement.

The closures, which are paired with holidays when possible, are expected on:

  • Friday, May 24th
  • Friday, June 14th
  • Friday, July 5th
  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Friday, August 2nd
  • Friday, August 16th
  • Friday, August 30th