Items Tagged with 'Department of Housing and Urban Development'

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  • New home sales increase, but remain underwhelming

    Despite 3.5% uptick in August, numbers are lackluster
    Sales of new single-family houses increased 3.5% to 629,000 in August, up from July’s 608,000 sales and 12.7% above sales in August last year. Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas said it’s a sign of the times that what might normally be seen as lackluster new home sales is likely to be warmly received.
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  • No teenagers allowed: New Orleans landlord accused of discrimination

    HUD charges property owner with discriminating against families with children
    A New Orleans landlord stands accused of discriminating against families with children after allegedly repeatedly stating that he did not want any teenagers living on the property. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that it is charging Earmastine Nelson with housing discrimination for running a real estate ad on Craigslist that stated “NO TEENAGERS PLEASE.”
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  • Trump cancels looming pay raise for federal workers

    Workers at HUD, FHA, FHFA, other agencies see raises disappear
    Nearly two million federal government employees, including many at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and all other federal agencies, were due a pay raise in January, but that won’t happen anymore.
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  • Facebook cuts thousands of ad targeting options after HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

    Will also require advertisers to agree to non-discrimination policy
    In the wake of being accused of allowing landlords and homeowners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers, Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies to remove thousands of targeting options that may have been used to engage in discriminatory advertising.
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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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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

    Social media giant says discrimination is prohibited by site’s policies
    In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination

    Alleges that social media goliath makes it easier to discriminate
    Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday.
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