Items Tagged with 'HUD Secretary Ben Carson'

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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    Asks to have nomination to serve as president withdrawn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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  • 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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