Items Tagged with 'U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development'

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  • Trump’s proposed 2019 budget gives HUD’s funding a boost

    Seeks a record $2.4 billion to support homelessness
    President Donald Trump announced today his proposal for the fiscal year 2019 budget, which would allot for a slight bump in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Under the new proposal, the administration focuses on several key initiatives, including ending homelessness.
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  • HUD awards $1.5 billion to Puerto Rico hurricane relief

    Pamela Patenaude announces grants in third visit to island
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will award $1.5 billion in grants to help Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The announcement was made by HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude alongside Governor Ricardo Rosselló during her third visit to the island since the hurricanes occurred.
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  • HUD Secretary Carson honors Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta

    "The time is always right to do what is right"
    Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the rest of America, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced he would be celebrating the day in Atlanta, where he would also discuss with the city how it can work together with HUD.
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  • HUD awards $2 billion to homeless assistance programs

    HUD Secretary Carson commits to end homelessness
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it awarded a record $2 billion to homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD Secretary Ben Carson said, in part, “We know how to end homelessness and it starts with embracing a housing-first approach that relies upon proven strategies.”
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  • Waters calls delay of Fair Housing Rule “flagrant attack”

    Delays fair housing evaluation submissions by one year
    After the Trump administration moved to delay a controversial fair housing rule, key Democrats quickly came out criticizing the action. Rep. Maxine Waters stressed that the rule must not be delayed or weakened, saying it supports investment in high poverty areas and in opportunities for mobility.
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  • HUD Secretary Carson launches centers to drive households to self-efficiency

    Says HUD needs to think differently
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced a new initiative to help HUD-assisted families achieve self-efficiency. HUD explained these centers will be hubs for what it calls the four key pillars of self-sufficiency: character and leadership, educational advancement, economic empowerment and health and wellness.
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  • [Video] HUD report reveals severe shortage of affordable housing increases homelessness

    About 553,742 people homeless on any given night
    On any given night, an average of 553,742 people are without a home in the U.S., a slight increase from last year. And most tragically, about 40,799 unaccompanied youth and children were homeless in a night. Here is the state of homelessness in 2017, and HUD’s response to the report.
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