Items Tagged with 'HUD'


  • Pam Patenaude headlines the NEXT Mortgage Tech Conference for Women

    Deputy HUD secretary has more than 30 years of expertise
    The NEXT Conference takes place June 21-22 in Dallas and features informative panels, technology demos and the chance for mortgage lending executives to network. But one of the most exciting things on the agenda is the headliner: Pam Patenaude, deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The deputy secretary position at HUD is similar to that of a COO, and Pam is leveraging 30 years of experience shaping and implementing housing policy as she manages the department’s $45 billion annual budget and approximately 8,000 employees.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hey mortgage lenders! Do you know why we have an FHA commissioner?

    History lesson on why it’s difficult to get someone in that position
    [Op-ed] Chances are, as mortgage lenders, you have heard some discussion in recent months about the Federal Housing Administration commissioner (or the lack of one) at HUD. So, what, exactly, is an FHA commissioner and why is it so difficult to get someone into that position?
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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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