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  • HUD awards 51 Million Dollars to clean up Lead Hazards in Public Housing

    HUD awards 51 Million Dollars to clean up Lead Hazards in Public Housing

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $51 Million to Clean Up Lead Hazards in Public Housing | site |




    Funding to identify and control potentially dangerous lead in thousands of homes with young children


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $51.4 million to 25 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 19 states to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in thousands of older public housing units. Provided through HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, these grants will be targeted to public housing units currently occupied by families with young children. See funding chart below. "In order to be healthy, it’s important to have a healthy home," said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. "Protecting families with young children from lead and other hea...
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  • FTC, CFPB Send Notice Letters to Landlords Regarding Pandemic Eviction Moratorium

    FTC, CFPB Send Notice Letters to Landlords Regarding Pandemic Eviction Moratorium

    Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Send Notice Letters to Landlords Regarding Pandemic Eviction Moratorium | site |


    Letters remind landlords of their obligations as part of the CDC’s moratorium


    (Information contained in Federal Trade Commission [FTC] press release dated: May 3, 2021)

    The acting heads of the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have sent joint notification letters to the nation’s largest apartment landlords, which collectively own more than 2 million units, reminding them of their obligations under the ongoing national eviction moratorium put in place as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium, which was recently extended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) until June 30, 2021, prohibits evictions in certain circumstances in order to keep people in their homes and prevent the spread of the disease
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 5 Billion Dollars to Increase Affordable Housing to address Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to address Homelessness | site |


    Secretary Fudge: “With this strong funding, communities across the country will have the resources needed to get people housed and keep people home”


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: April 8, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Secretary Fudge made the announcement during a Zoom call with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin. The supplemental funding is allocated through the HOME Invest...
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  • HUD announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm

    HUD announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm | site |



    Foreclosure protections in place for homeowners in Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Areas


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: February 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the State of Texas to provide support to homeowners and homebuyers in areas affected by the Severe Winter Storm. On February 19, 2021, President Biden issued a major disaster declaration for the following counties in Texas: Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend,
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  • HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures

    HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures | site |



    Extensions and expansions support the immediate and ongoing needs of homeowners who are experiencing economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 16, 2021) Washington - - To provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19, today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced extensions of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, as well as an extension of the initial start date of a COVID-19 Forbearance. Forbearance is an option mortgage servicers use to provide homeowners with a pause to their monthly payments for a limited period of time during a COVID-19 induced hardship. The FHA has extended the length of forbearance for some...
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  • HUD to enforce Fair Housing Act to prohibit Discrimination on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce Fair Housing Act to prohibit Discrimination on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity | site |




    HUD directive begins implementation of the policy set forth in Biden executive order to prevent and combat sexual orientation and gender identity-based discrimination


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 11, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) issued a memorandum stating that HUD interprets the Fair Housing Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and directing HUD offices...
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  • Federal Housing Administration issues Measures to protect Health, Safety, and Homeownership Security of Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19

    Federal Housing Administration issues Measures to protect Health, Safety, and Homeownership Security of Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 3, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a series of waivers of provisions in its Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 that would normally require in-person contact between mortgage servicers and borrowers, including seniors with FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion (HECM) reverse mortgages. These waivers allow important mortgage servicing activities to continue, but in a manner that allows for safe social distancing to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “President Biden has made it clear that protecting the health, safety, and homeownership security of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including seniors, are urgent and immediate priorities,...
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  • HUD and Puerto Rico Housing Department announce New Action to Enable Stronger Recovery for the Island

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Puerto Rico Housing Department announce New Action to Enable Stronger Recovery for the Island | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 2, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Puerto Rico’s housing department, Departamento de la Vivienda, today announced two partial approvals of Vivienda’s Action Plan, approving the use of $6.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for Puerto Rico. “HUD and the Biden Administration are committed to working with Puerto Rico to reset our relationship on the island’s recovery efforts, and the action we are taking will play a key role in this effort by ensuring that Puerto Rico is able to access and spend critical disaster and recovery funds on urgent unmet needs,” said Arthur Jemison, HU...
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  • HUD renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

    HUD renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs | site |



    $2.5 billion to renew existing grants for more than 6,500 community-based housing and service providers



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: January 29, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. See local impact of funding below. Due to the pandemic, the funding announced today renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been and will continue to be consumed wi...
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  • First Week: HUD takes swift Action to Support Homeowners and Tackle Nation's Housing Crisis

    First Week: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development takes swift Action to Support Homeowners and Tackle Nation's Housing Crisis | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: January 28, 2021)

    Washington - - In the first week of the Biden Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) took swift action to address immediate housing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic while laying the groundwork to address the nation’s larger, systemic housing challenges and restore sound management to the department. “HUD and the new administration are quickly addressing the urgent housing needs of a nation combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Acting HUD Secretary Matthew E. Ammon. “And, in just the first week of the Biden Administration, HUD has taken a number of critical actions to strengthen the department and to provide a f...
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