Items Tagged with 'HUD assistance'

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  • HUD slashing advanced notice for inspections on public housing, privately owned apartments

    Cutting inspection lead time from as much as 4 months to 14 days
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is about to give landlords and property owners much less of a warning about when it is going to inspect public housing or privately owned apartment buildings that include HUD-subsidized units. According to HUD, it currently provides as much as four months advanced notice before inspecting a multifamily property. But HUD is cutting that lead time to 14 days.
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  • HUD proposes raising rent for people receiving federal housing subsidies

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson touting “Making Affordable Housing Work Act”
    Claiming that the current system of providing federal housing subsidies to low-income renters is “convoluted” and “unsustainable,” the Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing sweeping reforms to its housing assistance programs. The main tenet of the proposal is raising the rent on roughly half of those who currently receive housing subsidies.
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  • Carson says HUD will “reinterpret” Obama fair housing rule after Republicans ask for repeal

    What will become of the Affirmatively Further Fair Housing rule?
    Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview this week that HUD will look to “reinterpret” a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. Carson’s statement comes just days after nearly 20 Congressional Republicans asked Carson to repeal the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule entirely.
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  • U.S. joins whistleblower lawsuit that accuses Los Angeles of misusing HUD money

    City accused of not providing enough accessible housing
    The federal government is joining a lawsuit that accuses the city of Los Angeles of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that were earmarked for providing accessible housing for people with disabilities, the Department of Justice announced this week.
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  • HUD awards $132 million for revitalization of distressed neighborhoods

    Grants provided to Boston, Denver, St. Louis, Louisville, Camden
    Select areas in Boston; Denver; St. Louis; Louisville, Kentucky; and Camden, New Jersey are set to receive an massive influx of federal funding as the government seeks to revitalize “distressed” neighborhoods by turning dilapidated public housing units into new, mixed-income, mixed-use housing units.
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