Items Tagged with 'Dept. of Housing and Urban Development'


  • Washington Post: Trump administration backtracks on curious HUD staffer move

    Suzanne Israel Tufts isn’t moving to a new job at the Interior Dept. after all
    On Wednesday, it was initially reported that HUD's Assistant Secretary for the Office of Administration Suzanne Israel Tufts was moving to the Interior Department to serve as acting inspector general overseeing four investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct. However, as of Thursday, that's now a different story.
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  • 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 2: Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude

    On the ground with disaster recovery
    Who brings housing hope to those deeply impacted by natural disasters? Who will help the 117,000 FHA-backed homeowners of Puerto Rico? In the second episode of exclusive podcast series, 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney speaks with HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude about disaster recovery, the impact of the opioid epidemic and the interconnected nature of the nation's housing policy.
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  • HUD proposes change to mission statement, housing groups push back

    Proposed change shortens mission statement to 23 words
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is considering changing its mission statement, according to a leaked March 5 memo obtained by the Huffington Post. The proposed statement removes anti-discrimination language and replaces it with phrasing that aligns closely with Secretary Ben Carson’s push for self-sufficiency. Housing and civil rights groups have spoken out on the proposed change, saying it goes against fair housing rules.
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  • Ben Carson: Brain surgery was easier than running HUD

    "There are more complexities here than in brain surgery," HUD secretary tells NYT
    In a new report from the New York Times, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson acknowledged the difficulties of his role, which he once considered quitting, within the Trump administration. Carson told the paper: “There are more complexities here than in brain surgery,” about leading HUD.
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  • HUD inspector general investigating Carson family role at agency

    "We have an open matter" said HUD IG spokesman
    A report from CNN says the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general is looking into the role that Secretary Ben Carson’s family has played at the agency following HUD officials expressing ethics concerns about the involvement that his family members played in official HUD business.
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