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  • HUD picks former SDNY prosecutor Bart Schwartz to oversee New York public housing overhaul

    Will supervise revamp of failing facilities
    Earlier this month, federal authorities moved to exert more control over the struggling New York City Housing Authority, which has been accused of repeatedly violating basic health and safety regulations. Part of the agreement involves the naming of a federal monitor who will be charged with overseeing the revamp of the NYCHA facilities. HUD announced Friday that it has chosen who will serve in that role.
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  • HUD slashing advanced notice for inspections on public housing, privately owned apartments

    Cutting inspection lead time from as much as 4 months to 14 days
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is about to give landlords and property owners much less of a warning about when it is going to inspect public housing or privately owned apartment buildings that include HUD-subsidized units. According to HUD, it currently provides as much as four months advanced notice before inspecting a multifamily property. But HUD is cutting that lead time to 14 days.
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  • 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 5: Assistant Secretary Anna Maria Farias

    Farias talks about her motivations, taking down corruption and the real reason HUD went after Facebook
    Anna Maria Farias shares a special bond with Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Farias also grew up in public housing. She, like Carson, fought hard to achieve a greatness unparalleled. Farias was the child of a single parent who struggled to make ends meet, and she witnessed first-hand the discrimination and harassment her mother faced daily.
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  • 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 1: Secretary Ben Carson

    In this episode, Carson discusses the state of affordable housing, faith, housing solutions and more
    Welcome to the inaugural episode of HousingWire's new, exclusive podcast, 6 questions with 6 HUD Executives. In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney interviews Secretary Ben Carson about his goals, motivations, the state of affordable housing and more.
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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson lays out his plans for affordable housing and regulatory reform

    Carson speaks at NMHC Fall Meeting
    On Friday, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Fall Meeting. In his remarks, he highlighted the issues facing the American housing market and laid out his plans to address housing shortages and persistent poverty.
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  • Fairfax County, Virginia opens public housing waiting list for first time in 10 years

    Area outside Washington, D.C. hasn’t taken new applications since 2007
    Residents of Fairfax County, Virginia, haven’t been able to get on the waitlist for public housing in the area in 10 years due to high demand for affordable housing, but that’s about to change. Fairfax County officials announced recently that the county’s housing authority will soon be opening up the Rental Assistance Demonstration Waitlist for the first time since 2007.
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  • NYC ordered to resolve “unacceptable, illegal” public housing conditions

    To pay $1.2 billion to correct health issues
    A new federal complaint alleges the affordable housing conditions in New York City are not decent, safe, sanitary or even legal. But that is about to change. A new consent order will require the city to pay at least $1.2 billion or more until its “unacceptable, illegal” living conditions are resolved.
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  • Ben Carson responds to letters from soon-to-be ghost town

    Public housing in Cairo, Illinois, set to be torn down
    Subsidized housing in the small town of Cairo, Illinois, has seen its final days and will soon be demolished, sending about 200 households packing. Despite the complexes’ horrendous living conditions, many residents are opposed to leaving their homes. Here is how HUD Secretary Ben Carson responded.
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