Items Tagged with 'Ben Carson'

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  • HUD awards $47 million grant to housing counseling agencies

    Funding is crucial to success of reverse mortgage program
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it has awarded $47 million in housing counseling grants. Some of the grant money went to agencies that offer reverse mortgage counseling, and the influx of cash will be crucial to keeping them in business and keeping the HECM program alive.
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  • 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 1: Secretary Ben Carson

    In this episode, Carson discusses the state of affordable housing, faith, housing solutions and more
    Welcome to the inaugural episode of HousingWire's new, exclusive podcast, 6 questions with 6 HUD Executives. In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney interviews Secretary Ben Carson about his goals, motivations, the state of affordable housing and more.
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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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  • 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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  • HUD seeks public comment on AFFH amendments

    The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is up for restructuring
    On Monday, HUD announced it is moving forward with its goals of “streamlining” the controversial Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule by inviting public comment on proposed amendments to it. The embattled regulations were originally enacted by the Obama administration to assess and encourage diversity in communities receiving HUD funds.
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  • New York Times: Housing affordability issue is getting worse, government continues to reduce aid

    Ben Carson, Trump administration appear committed to reducing housing assistance
    In the face of the growing housing affordability crisis, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and the Trump administration are holding course on their proposed reduction of housing assistance. According to the New York Times, local housing authorities are feeling the squeeze and as many as three out of four eligible applicants for housing vouchers are being turned away.
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  • Hensarling: HUD has failed far too many for far too long

    Congress debates effectiveness of HUD policies
    Wednesday morning HUD Secretary Ben Carson appeared before the House Committee on Financial Services. During the hearing, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling stated that it’s hard not to conclude that HUD has failed far too many for far too long.
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  • 174 Congress members pressure Carson to finalize FHA condo rules

    54 Senators and 120 House members are pushing Carson to finalize H.R. 3700
    Congress and industry players like NAR, teamed up to put pressure on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to finalize the rules regarding condos and Federal Housing Administration loan approval. Fifty-four Senators and 120 house members sent a letter to HUD to hurry along the finalization of the rules in H.R. 3700.
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