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  • Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Adrianne Todman was officially sworn in as the twelfth Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

    HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters that was livestreamed to the department’s staff. Deputy Secretary Todman was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on June 10.

    Deputy Secretary Todman most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Before
    Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    (Photo courtesy HUD)

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  • U.S. Treasury Awards 1.25 Billion Dollars to CDFIs to Support Economic Relief in Underserved Communities Affected by COVID-19

    U.S. Treasury Awards $1.25 Billion to Community Development Financial Institutions to Support Economic Relief in Underserved Communities Affected by COVID-19 | site |



    Announcement Made by Vice President Harris Alongside Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs). The awards were announced today by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen. The grants will be made through Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP) and will provide necessary capital for CDFIs to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards 1.1 Billion Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding $1.1 billion - 70,000 vouchers - for 626 public housing authorities (PHAs) administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Click here for a full list of awards. “Addressing our nation’s homelessness crisis is a top priority for HUD,” said Secretary Fudge. “With COVID-19 still a threat and with the sweltering summer months just around the corner,
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  • HUD Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement

    HUD Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that HUD published an interim final rule on Thursday to restore the implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirement. The publication provides a robust definition of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing, to which many HUD grantees must certify compliance. Additionally, HUD is committed to providing communities that receive HUD funding with the technical support they need to meet their long-standing fair housing obligations. In addition to barring housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Act requires HUD and its funding recipients, such as local commu
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards 160 Million Dollars to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $160 Million to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods | site |



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

    Washington - - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Wednesday announced that five communities have received a combined $160 million to redevelop severely distressed housing and spur comprehensive revitalization under the federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

    HUD has named Camden, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Fort Myers, Florida; and Lewiston, Maine as this year’s grant winners.

    “Since its creation, the Choice Neighborhoods initiative has transformed communities across the nation,” said Secretary Fudge. “Today’s announcement will support local vision for reinvigorating low-income communities into
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 19, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced expanded construction hiring and workforce development pilot programs to be managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Buttigieg made the announcement at an event at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. “As we invest in world-class infrastructure for Americans, we want to make sure that our investments create jobs for people in the communities where the projects are located,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re proud to launch the Department’s local hiring initiative, with an additional focus on workforce development so that good jobs can b...
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  • HUD announces 5 Billion Dollars to house People experiencing Homelessness

    HUD announces 5 Billion Dollars to house People experiencing Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $5 Billion to house People experiencing Homelessness | site |



    Secretary Fudge: “With HUD’s swift allocation of this $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funding, we are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one.”


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 17, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Secretary Fudge made the announcement during a Zoom call with Congressman David Price (NC), Senator Patty Murray (WA), Dallas, TX Mayor Eric Johnson, and Oakland, CA Mayor Libby...
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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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  • 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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  • Federal Bank Regulators issue Rule supporting Treasury's Investments in Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institutions

    Federal Bank Regulators issue Rule supporting Treasury's Investments in Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institutions | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: March 9, 2021)

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


    Federal bank regulatory agencies today announced an interim final rule that supports the Treasury Department's implementation of a program established by Congress to make capital investments in minority depository institutions and community development financial institutions.

    The Treasury Department's Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP) will support the efforts of these financial institutions to provide loans, grants, and forbearance to small businesses, minority-owned businesses,
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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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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Washington, Jan. 21, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced three senior appointments today.

    USDA announced that nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Prior to joining USDA, Dean served as Vice President for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. She directed the Center’s food assistance team, which publishes frequent reports on how federal nutrition programs affect families and communities and develops policies to improve them. She joined the Center in 1997 and has deep experience understanding the delivery of health
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  • HHS collaborates with Merck to continue the Development and Large-scale Manufacturing of Investigational COVID-19 Treatment

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborates with Merck to continue the Development and Large-scale Manufacturing of Investigational COVID-19 Treatment | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 23, 2020)



    HHS, DOD collaborate with Merck to continue the development and large-scale manufacturing of investigational COVID-19 treatment

    The U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) jointly announced an agreement with Merck to support advanced development and large-scale manufacturing of the their investigational therapeutic MK-7110 to treat hospitalized patients with severe or critical COVID-19. The investigational therapeutic is a promising first-in-class fusion protein and immune modulator. Immune modulators have the potential to minimize the damaging effects of an overactive ...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 15, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $185 million in new grant funding for 28 school districts, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. These new grant awards will accelerate locally-driven innovation and improve academic achievement for high-needs students around the country. This year's funding supports a new, groundbreaking effort to empower teachers to personalize their professional development, rather than have it imposed on them by their state or school district. More than $72 million in new funding will help develop systems to enable teachers to select p
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    Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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    Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Adrianne Todman was officially sworn in as the twelfth Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

    HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters that was livestreamed to the department’s staff. Deputy Secretary Todman was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on June 10.

    Deputy Secretary Todman most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Before
    Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    (Photo courtesy HUD)

    ...
    06-19-2021, 01:12 AM
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    U.S. Treasury Awards 1.25 Billion Dollars to CDFIs to Support Economic Relief in Underserved Communities Affected by COVID-19
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury Awards $1.25 Billion to Community Development Financial Institutions to Support Economic Relief in Underserved Communities Affected by COVID-19 | site |



    Announcement Made by Vice President Harris Alongside Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs). The awards were announced today by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen. The grants will be made through Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP) and will provide necessary capital for CDFIs to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in
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    06-16-2021, 08:50 AM
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards 1.1 Billion Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding $1.1 billion - 70,000 vouchers - for 626 public housing authorities (PHAs) administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Click here for a full list of awards. “Addressing our nation’s homelessness crisis is a top priority for HUD,” said Secretary Fudge. “With COVID-19 still a threat and with the sweltering summer months just around the corner,
    ...
    06-16-2021, 03:23 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that HUD published an interim final rule on Thursday to restore the implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirement. The publication provides a robust definition of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing, to which many HUD grantees must certify compliance. Additionally, HUD is committed to providing communities that receive HUD funding with the technical support they need to meet their long-standing fair housing obligations. In addition to barring housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Act requires HUD and its funding recipients, such as local commu
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    06-11-2021, 07:57 AM
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards 160 Million Dollars to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $160 Million to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods | site |



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

    Washington - - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Wednesday announced that five communities have received a combined $160 million to redevelop severely distressed housing and spur comprehensive revitalization under the federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

    HUD has named Camden, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Fort Myers, Florida; and Lewiston, Maine as this year’s grant winners.

    “Since its creation, the Choice Neighborhoods initiative has transformed communities across the nation,” said Secretary Fudge. “Today’s announcement will support local vision for reinvigorating low-income communities into
    ...
    05-29-2021, 05:09 AM

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