Items Tagged with 'HUD Secretary Ben Carson'

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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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  • Coalition of states, cities join fight to force HUD to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Oakland, Seattle, others want AFFH rule back
    The fair housing advocates that are suing the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule already have support from the state of New York, and they now have a whole new group of allies in their corner.
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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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  • California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement

    Sens. Harris, Feinstein, others concerned that HUD’s work could be changing
    Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination.
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  • HUD employee accuses Carson of running “witch-hunt” and “smear campaign” against whistleblower

    Email obtained by HousingWire says HUD employees are operating in fear
    A Department of Housing and Urban Development employee accused HUD Secretary Ben Carson of running a “witch-hunt” and a “smear campaign” against a whistleblower who complained about HUD’s plan to spend $31,000 on a custom hardwood dining set that was to be installed in Carson’s office.
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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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