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  • HUD launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse | site |


    The pilot program would provide housing and stability to those who are currently in recovery from substance abuse disorder


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 24, 2020)

    Washington - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the publication of the Notice for HUD’s pilot Recovery Housing Program (RHP). The program was authorized by the SUPPORT Act to provide stable, temporary housing to individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. RHP is funding 25 grantees, 24 states and the District of Columbia, whose age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths was above the national overdose mortality rate. “As a Nation, we need to remove the stigma associated with substance-use disorder, m
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  • HUD announces over 80 Million Dollars in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces over $80 Million in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief | site |


    Mainstream Vouchers aid non-elderly populations with disabilities in response to, and recovery from, COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 17, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of Mainstream funding vouchers to assist non-elderly populations impacted by Coronavirus. Mainstream Vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers but targeted to serve a special population to ensure residents of low income housing, including those with unique circumstances, receive necessary funding to protect their health and safety against COVID-19. “Recently, we have learned a great deal about Coron
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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson announces new Foster Youth Housing Vouchers in 24 States

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announces new Foster Youth Housing Vouchers in 24 States | site |



    More than 1,000 Former Foster Youth Are Paving Their Own Way with a FYI Voucher


    (November 17, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced $1.9 million for 235 former foster youth in the most recent round of grants for HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative. Forty-three Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in 24 states will receive this funding to continue HUD's efforts to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care. See impact of local funding announced today. “Today, I am pleased to announce the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative has changed the lives of more than 1,000 young adults by helping them secure
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  • HUD Strengthens Manufactured Housing Safety and Affordability with Revised Payments for State Oversight Programs

    HUD Strengthens Manufactured Housing Safety and Affordability with Revised Minimum Payments for State Oversight Programs | site |


    Final rule published today provides more equitable HUD funding for State Administrative Agencies


    WASHINGTON - The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published today a final rule in the Federal Register which provides a revised structure for the payments HUD makes to states participating as State Administrative Agencies in the manufactured housing program. State Administrative Agencies in 33 states are fully or conditionally approved to carry out their manufactured housing oversight programs, and the majority of these states will see an increase in payments to administer their programs under the revised payment structure. “More than 22 million Americans have used manufactured homes as a means of attaining the stability and financial independence of homeownership, particularly in areas where housing aff...
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  • HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration generates more than 10 Billion Dollars in Construction Activity to preserve Affordable Housing

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rental Assistance Demonstration generates more than $10 Billion in Construction Activity to preserve Affordable Housing | site |


    (November 12, 2020) - - On November 12, 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a major milestone for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which has now facilitated more than $10 billion in capital investment since the program’s inception to improve or replace 140,000 public housing units – the majority of which house extremely low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Read more about RAD’s $10 billion milestone. Today, RAD is leveraging $12.57 for every dollar of public housing funding appropriated by Congress, significantly expanding the ability of local public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve
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  • Federal Housing Administration proposes Private Flood Insurance Option for Single Family Mortgages

    Federal Housing Administration proposes Private Flood Insurance Option for Single Family Mortgages | site |


    (November 10, 2020) - - In a press release dated November 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published a proposed rule on its website that highlights a proposal to allow a private flood insurance option instead of insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), when flood insurance is required by FHA. The proposed changes would allow lenders to begin accepting private flood insurance policies for single family insured loans for homes located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-designated Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), consistent with similar provisions in use by other industry participants. “Our proposal would expand the options for obtaining flood insurance, rather than continuing to lock
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  • VA Partnership helps secure Permanent Housing for more than 4,000 formerly Homeless Veterans

    Department of Veterans Affairs Partnership helps secure Permanent Housing for more than 4,000 formerly Homeless Veterans | site |


    (October 30, 2020) - - On October 30, 2020 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today their partnership with Veterans Matter has helped more than 4,000 Veterans exit homelessness and move into permanent housing since 2012.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA’s Supportive Housing program, known as HUD-VASH, works with Veterans Matter to help Veterans experiencing homelessness and who qualify for rental subsidies to cover the cost of security deposits. “Collaborations with organizations like Veterans Matter is fundamental to achieving our goal of ending homelessness among Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We celebrate the more than 4,000 Veterans that have stable hous
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  • HUD Awards 9.4 Million Dollars in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $9.4 Million in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards| site |


    Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards


    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $9.4 million to 13 universities and public health organizations to improve our understanding of the longer term impact of housing interventions targeting lead and other residential hazards and improve methods to identify and control residential health hazards such as pests, injury hazards, and asthma triggers. These grants are particularly important to improve our ability to protect vulnerable populations, such as children and seniors, from exposure to these hazards. Read a complete project-by-project summary
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  • HUD Awards more than 12.5 Million Dollars in Housing Counseling Grants

    HUD Awards more than 12.5 Million Dollars in Housing Counseling Grants

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards more than $12.5 Million in Housing Counseling Grants| site |



    Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many families as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants awarded today will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 219 HUD-approved local housing counseling agencies, national and regional organizations, and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who competed un...
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  • Federal Housing Administration launches FHA Catalyst Electronic Multifamily Application Submission Capabilities

    Federal Housing Administration launches FHA Catalyst Electronic Multifamily Application Submission Capabilities | site |



    First FHA Catalyst module for Multifamily lenders will eliminate paper-based submissions of FHA insurance applications


    (October 14, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the availability of the first module on its FHA Catalyst technology platform for Multifamily lenders doing business with FHA. The FHA Catalyst: Multifamily Applications module will allow eligible Multifamily lenders to electronically submit applications for FHA insurance on multifamily properties. The new capability supports lenders in providing FHA-insured mortgage financing while working remotely because of the COVID-19 National Emergency. Multifamily lenders currently submit insurance applications – usually
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  • HUD Secretary Investigates Alleged Religious Discrimination in Senior Housing Complexes

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Investigates Alleged Religious Discrimination in Senior Housing Complexes | site |


    Bibles Allegedly Removed from Resident Library and Common Areas


    (October 9, 2020) - - Today, October 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced last night he has initiated a Complaint against the owner and manager of senior apartments in Oklahoma for violating the Fair Housing Act by removing Bibles and Christian reading material from the common areas. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and in housing-related services based on religion and other protected characteristics. “Religious liberty is at the core of our Nation’s identity and will be upheld under the Fair Housing Act,” said Secretary Carson. “Barring religious m...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone

    U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone| site |



    More than 800 Former Foster Youth Are Paving Their Own Way with a FYI Voucher


    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, October 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    DENVER, CO - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today traveled to Denver to mark that the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative has awarded 844 vouchers in the first year of the program to former foster youth at risk of homelessness. Secretary Carson held a roundtable discussion with voucher recipients and toured a recipient’s apartment.
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  • HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

    HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey | site |


    2019 survey provides pre-pandemic insights on home accessibility, food security, and housing costs



    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - According to the new 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of American renter households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs held steady at 51 percent between 2017 and 2019.


    The 2019 AHS offers the most comprehensive picture of the nation’s housing inventory pre-pandemic. As researchers try to understand more current data on the state of housing from multiple data sources, the new survey informs our understanding
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides 100 Million Dollars in CARES ACT Funding to Native American Tribes to support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides $100 Million in CARES ACT Funding to Native American Tribes to support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts | site |



    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published (today) the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced that HUD has awarded a total of $100 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat program (ICDBG-CARES). This funding helps address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents and will be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. See list of funding here.

    “The Trump Administration is committed to helping families throughout Indian Country to access essential resources during the coronavirus outbreak,” said Secretary
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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky| site |



    Nationwide tour will focus on eliminating barriers to affordable housing development


    (January 29, 2020) - - Today (January 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    Louisville, KY - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today kicked off the "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour in Louisville, Kentucky, where he toured St. Cecilia Senior Housing Apartments, a public private partnership that provides affordable housing to a portion of Louisville's low-income, senior citizens. In addition to the tour, Secretary Carson participated in a roundtable with community members aimed at reducing regulatory barriers to affordable housing and innovative ways to create more affordable housing, particularly
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    HUD launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse | site |


    The pilot program would provide housing and stability to those who are currently in recovery from substance abuse disorder


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 24, 2020)

    Washington - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the publication of the Notice for HUD’s pilot Recovery Housing Program (RHP). The program was authorized by the SUPPORT Act to provide stable, temporary housing to individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. RHP is funding 25 grantees, 24 states and the District of Columbia, whose age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths was above the national overdose mortality rate. “As a Nation, we need to remove the stigma associated with substance-use disorder, m
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    11-24-2020, 10:39 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD announces over 80 Million Dollars in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces over $80 Million in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief | site |


    Mainstream Vouchers aid non-elderly populations with disabilities in response to, and recovery from, COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 17, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of Mainstream funding vouchers to assist non-elderly populations impacted by Coronavirus. Mainstream Vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers but targeted to serve a special population to ensure residents of low income housing, including those with unique circumstances, receive necessary funding to protect their health and safety against COVID-19. “Recently, we have learned a great deal about Coron
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    11-22-2020, 02:38 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Secretary Ben Carson announces new Foster Youth Housing Vouchers in 24 States
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announces new Foster Youth Housing Vouchers in 24 States | site |



    More than 1,000 Former Foster Youth Are Paving Their Own Way with a FYI Voucher


    (November 17, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced $1.9 million for 235 former foster youth in the most recent round of grants for HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative. Forty-three Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in 24 states will receive this funding to continue HUD's efforts to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care. See impact of local funding announced today. “Today, I am pleased to announce the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative has changed the lives of more than 1,000 young adults by helping them secure
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    11-17-2020, 10:56 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Strengthens Manufactured Housing Safety and Affordability with Revised Payments for State Oversight Programs
    by Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Strengthens Manufactured Housing Safety and Affordability with Revised Minimum Payments for State Oversight Programs | site |


    Final rule published today provides more equitable HUD funding for State Administrative Agencies


    WASHINGTON - The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published today a final rule in the Federal Register which provides a revised structure for the payments HUD makes to states participating as State Administrative Agencies in the manufactured housing program. State Administrative Agencies in 33 states are fully or conditionally approved to carry out their manufactured housing oversight programs, and the majority of these states will see an increase in payments to administer their programs under the revised payment structure. “More than 22 million Americans have used manufactured homes as a means of attaining the stability and financial independence of homeownership, particularly in areas where housing aff...
    11-14-2020, 10:54 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration generates more than 10 Billion Dollars in Construction Activity to preserve Affordable Housing
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rental Assistance Demonstration generates more than $10 Billion in Construction Activity to preserve Affordable Housing | site |


    (November 12, 2020) - - On November 12, 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a major milestone for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which has now facilitated more than $10 billion in capital investment since the program’s inception to improve or replace 140,000 public housing units – the majority of which house extremely low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Read more about RAD’s $10 billion milestone. Today, RAD is leveraging $12.57 for every dollar of public housing funding appropriated by Congress, significantly expanding the ability of local public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve
    ...
    11-14-2020, 02:08 AM

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