• HUD seeks to end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants

    Would give undocumented immigrants 18 months to move out of public housing
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Wednesday that would end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants. An administration official told The New York Times that the rule would ensure that only American citizens receive housing assistance from HUD, putting an end to a loophole that did not require some aid recipients to prove citizenship.
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  • HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination over targeted ads

    Alleges social media giant enabled advertisers to discriminate based on protected traits
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that it has charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertisers to choose who could view their ads on the social media site. According to HUD, Facebook enabled real estate companies to unlawfully discriminate against users by choosing who could view their ads based on race, nationality, religion, color, familial status, sex and disability, using machine learning to unfairly classify users.
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  • Pamela Hughes Patenaude lands at disaster management firm IEM

    Will advise on housing and disaster recovery as senior community liaison
    Pamela Hughes Patenaude, former deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has joined global homeland security and disaster management consulting firm IEM. Patenaude – who resigned from HUD in December after 35 years in the housing sector – will assume a new role as senior community liaison for the tech-forward consulting firm.
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  • HUD lists 2018 housing accomplishments

    Names reverse mortgage adjustments, disaster relief, community reinvestment among highlights
    Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released a list of its accomplishments in 2018 under the leadership of Secretary Ben Carson. In the last year, the agency said its programs have spurred reinvestment in communities, advanced economic opportunity, reduced homelessness, funded disaster recovery, and protected taxpayers.
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  • New home sales retreat, signaling trouble ahead

    Sales of new single-family down 12% from last year
    New home sales retreated in October, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. One expert said this report makes it clear that we are well into a correction period for the new home market.
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