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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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  • Acting HUD Secretary Statement on President Biden's Executive Order Redressing Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies

    Acting HUD Secretary Statement on President Biden's Executive Order Redressing Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: January 26, 2021)

    Acting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Matthew E. Ammon today released the following statement on President Biden’s executive order redressing our nation's and the federal government's history of discriminatory housing practices and policies:

    “President Biden’s executive order is a vital step toward redressing the federal government’s legacy of housing discrimination and securing equal access to housing opportunity for all. “Racially discriminatory housing practices and policies have kept communities of color from accessing safe, high-quality housing and the chance to build wealth that comes through homeownership. To this day, people of color disproportionately bear the bu
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  • Statement by HUD Chief of Staff Jenn Jones on New Leadership Appointees

    Statement by HUD Chief of Staff Jenn Jones on New Leadership Appointees

    Statement by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Chief of Staff Jenn Jones on New Leadership Appointees | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: January 26, 2021)


    Statement by HUD Chief of Staff Jenn Jones on New Leadership Appointees

    “These last four years have tested our faith in our government, our democracy and at times, our humanity. This experienced team is hard at work alongside fellow career staff to rebuild the department and to increase equitable access to housing for millions of families. With their vast expertise and knowledge and their unwavering commitment to serving the American people, this team will play a vital role in the Biden Administration’s ambitious agenda to build back better.”

    Jones announced the following leadership appointees:

    Office of the Secretary Chief of Staff: Jenn Jones White Ho
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  • Acting HUD Secretary announces extension of Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums

    Acting HUD Secretary announces extension of Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums

    Acting HUD Secretary announces extension of Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums | site |



    Agency actions extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021 to provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press released dated: January 21, 2021) Acting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Matthew E. Ammon today announced that the Department has implemented President Biden's requests to immediately extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021, to provide meaningful support to homeowners struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: “President Biden asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to consider an immediate extension of eviction and foreclosure morator...
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  • Biden Administration authorizes extension of Federal Housing Administration Single Family Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

    Biden Administration authorizes extension of Federal Housing Administration Single Family Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium | site |



    One of the first Administration actions provides meaningful support to homeowners struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Washington - - Yesterday, the Biden Administration requested the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other Federal Agencies to extend its foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or guaranteed by the Office of Native American Programs’ Section 184 and 184A loan guarantee programs through March 31, 2021. Today, HUD executed one of the first Administration actions to provide meaningful support to the nation’s individuals and families who are...
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