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


  • HUD joins initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing

    Forms interagency task force with Justice Department
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with its new initiative to increase awareness and reporting of sexual harassment in housing. Here’s what it is doing along with the Justice Department to combat sexual harassment.
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  • HUD awards record $28 billion to help states recover from major disasters

    Funds given to nine states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is awarding a record $28 billion to help nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from major disasters. The funds will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from major disasters that occurred since 2015.
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  • HUD marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Holds ceremony for fair housing month in Washington D.C.
    Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signing fair housing into law. Now, as the 50th anniversary approaches, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to remember the day with a ceremony in Washington D.C.
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  • Housing industry clashes over support of new spending bill

    Funds government through September, but what does it do for housing?
    Congress passed a $1.3 trillion budget Friday, avoiding what would have been a third government shutdown in 2018, but now, the housing industry disagrees over the contents of the bill. While home builders said the bill was not enough, Realtors were pushing Congress to move forward with its passage.
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  • New home sales continue to slip in 2018

    But increased slightly from last year
    After plummeting in January, new home sales fell slightly lower in February, however, they still remained slightly above last year’s pace. Many experts explained that while new home sales are off to a slow start, they are still expected to pick up later in the year, driving growth in the housing market in 2018.
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  • HUD: We need more funding from Congress for much-needed bureau updates

    Technology dates back to 70s
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it needs serious updates to the agency, and it’s going to need more funding to get there. “We simply need to do better,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. Here’s what you need to know about HUD’s new plan, and what it will take to implement.
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  • House Democrats submit amendments for HUD budget

    6 pass committee markup, but 14 struck down
    House Democrats are fighting against the proposed budget set forth in finance committee with 14 proposed amendments to various areas of housing and other funding. Of the Democrats' 14 proposed markups to the bill, six of the amendments were adopted by the committee.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: HUD morale said to hit all-time low

    And paying mortgage is at its lowest point since 2009
    A new report revealed morale at HUD just hit an all-time low under HUD Secretary Ben Carson. But HUD isn't the only place facing challenges. Black Knight released today its latest Mortgage Monitor which showed increasing mortgage rates and home prices pushed affordability to its lowest point since 2009.
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