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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in May 2018

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in May 2018






    Washington, DC - - (June 19, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for May 2018.






    Building Permits: Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,301,000. This is 4.6 percent (±1.4 percent) below the revised April rate of 1,364,000, but is 8.0 percent (±1.3...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending




    Washington, DC - - (June 15, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices when obtaining a VA-guaranteed refinance loan. The act helps protect Veterans and service members from the dangers associated with repeatedly refinancing their home loans, requiring, among other...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says June is National Healthy Homes Month

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says June is National Healthy Homes Month

    JUNE IS NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH




    HUD plans month-long activities to create greater awareness around housing and its impact on health



    Washington, DC - - (June 4, 2018) - - Homes and health are inextricably linked together, reflect two of the most basic needs of a society, and serve as an indicator of the strength of the nation. In an effort to help families create healthier living conditions for themselves and their kids, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is kicking
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards nearly 20 Million Dollars to Support Homeless Programs in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards nearly $20 Million to Support Homeless Programs in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands



    Continuum of Care grants to support local projects working to prevent and end homelessness




    Washington, DC - - (June 4, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $20 million to support to dozens of local homeless housing and service programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Continuum of Care grants announced today
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Withdraws Fair Housing Assessment Tool

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Withdraws Fair Housing Assessment Tool


    Flawed assessment tool found to be confusing, difficult to use for local governments


    Washington, DC - - (May 18, 2018) - - After a months-long technical evaluation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is withdrawing a computer assessment tool originally intended to be helpful to local governments in meeting their obligations under the Fair Housing Act to 'affirmatively further fair housing.' HUD found that rather than assisting local governments in formulat
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces 10 Million Dollars in Sweat Equity Grants

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces $10 Million in "Sweat Equity" Grants




    SHOP grant funding calls for the use of elbow grease to help 535 families become homeowners




    Washington, DC - - (May 16, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in "sweat equity" grants to four non-profit self-help housing organizations which will create at least 535 affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families and individuals. Funded through HUD's Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the funding awarded today, along with the labor contributed by the homebuyers and numerous volunteers, will significantly lower the cost of homeownership. "By roll
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  • U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Proposes Rent Reform

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Proposes Rent Reform



    Reforms to make current rent policies simpler, more transparent and predictable


    Washington, DC - - (April 25, 2018) - - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today unveiled a package of reforms designed to offer Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), property owners and HUD-assisted families a simpler, less invasive and more transparent set of rent structures, and places HUD's rental assistance programs on a more fiscally
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  • Nearly 700 Million Dollars in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

    Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects


    Funding Represents Largest Appropriation in Program’s History



    Washington, DC - - (April 18, 2018) - - Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans
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  • Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Competition in Real Estate Brokerage

    Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Competition in Real Estate Brokerage





    (April 5, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions most consumers make in their lives, and the residential real estate...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of 12 Million Dollars In Grants to Help Veterans Overcome Homelessness and Secure Employment

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $12 Million In Grants to Help Veterans Overcome Homelessness and Secure Employment



    Washington, DC - - (April 6, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced today the availability of approximately $12 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants to provide veterans with job-driven training to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing...
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