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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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  • HUD Secretary Carson honors Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta

    "The time is always right to do what is right"
    Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the rest of America, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced he would be celebrating the day in Atlanta, where he would also discuss with the city how it can work together with HUD.
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  • HUD awards $2 billion to homeless assistance programs

    HUD Secretary Carson commits to end homelessness
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it awarded a record $2 billion to homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD Secretary Ben Carson said, in part, “We know how to end homelessness and it starts with embracing a housing-first approach that relies upon proven strategies.”
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  • FHA to stop insuring mortgages with PACE loans

    Trump administration reverses Obama policy
    Last year, the Obama administration announced that the Federal Housing Administration would begin insuring mortgages that also carry liens created by the PACE program. But that was last year. Things are much different now. In a stark reversal, FHA announced Thursday that it will no longer insure mortgages with PACE liens.
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  • HUD Secretary Carson launches centers to drive households to self-efficiency

    Says HUD needs to think differently
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced a new initiative to help HUD-assisted families achieve self-efficiency. HUD explained these centers will be hubs for what it calls the four key pillars of self-sufficiency: character and leadership, educational advancement, economic empowerment and health and wellness.
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  • HUD Secretary Carson: 11 million American households remain “severely burdened”

    More than 50% of income goes to housing
    HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced 11 million American families are severely burdened as they pay over half their income to housing each month. What's more, a half million families don’t have any home at all, and 40,000 veterans remain homeless. Here’s what his department plans to do to reduce those numbers.
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  • Carson: HUD working with DOJ on easing enforcement of FHA lending

    Review FHA lender certifications and implementation of defect taxonomy
    Speaking Monday during the morning general session at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference in Denver, HUD Secretary Ben Carson told attendees that HUD is working with the Department of Justice to address the rise of DOJ enforcement in Federal Housing Administration lending. Then Carson did what normally doesn’t happen in speeches like these: He made an announcement.
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  • HUD gives an additional $58 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas

    Starts to assess where to allocate $7.4 billion in disaster relief
    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced an additional $57.8 million to help Texas recover, as the Lone Star state continues to rebuild after the devastating destruction of Hurricane Harvey. And, thanks to a recent act that President Donald Trump passed in September, there’s still a lot of money left to allocate to major disasters, as America continues to recover from recent events.
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