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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson apparently doesn't know what an REO is

    Under questioning from Rep. Katie Porter, Carson confuses REO with Oreo
    HUD Secretary Ben Carson had a bit of a rough day on Tuesday. Carson appeared on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Financial Services Committee, and during questioning from the committee member with the most housing knowledge, turned himself into a punchline by confusing a common housing industry term with a cookie. Yes, you read that right.
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  • HUD plan to end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants could lead to evictions of 55,000 children

    Move could also lead to decrease in available public housing
    Approximately 55,000 children could be evicted from public housing if the Department of Housing and Urban Development goes through with a proposed plan to end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants, HUD revealed in a report on the rule change’s potential impact.
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  • Federal authorities order sweeping overhaul of failing New York public housing

    NYCHA required to "fundamentally reform" its operations
    Federal authorities this week took a major step toward reforming and rehabilitating New York City's unsafe, unsanitary, and in some cases, illegal public housing. HUD, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney, and the EPA are taking more control of the NYCHA in an effort to remedy numerous problems, including lead paint, mold, pest infestations, broken heaters in the winter, and non-functioning elevators in New York's public housing.
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  • Who is Maren Kasper, the new head of Ginnie Mae?

    Former Roofstock director at the center of numerous issues at HUD
    Ginnie Mae said Wednesday that Maren Kasper, Ginnie Mae’s current executive vice president, will serve as acting president in Michael Bright’s absence. But what do we know about Kasper, who will soon be overseeing an agency that boasts a mortgage bond portfolio of more than $1 trillion? A look into Kasper finds housing experience, but also numerous issues during her time at HUD.
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  • Michael Bright abruptly steps down from Ginnie Mae

    Asks to have nomination to serve as president withdrawn
    It’s been almost two years since Ginnie Mae had a permanent president, and now it looks like the wait is going to continue. HUD announced late Wednesday that Michael Bright, who has been leading Ginnie Mae on an interim basis for nearly 18 months and was the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the agency, is leaving Ginnie Mae next week.
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  • Democrats demand answers from HUD on whether DACA recipients are being denied FHA loans

    Sens. Menendez, Booker, Cortez Masto call reported policy "abhorrent"
    Three of the Senate's most prominent Democrats want to know if DACA recipients are being denied FHA loans. Sens. Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, and Catherine Cortez Masto sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson demanding that Carson clarify whether HUD now has a policy (officially or unofficially) to deny FHA loans to Dreamers.
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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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