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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. 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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  • 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 Veterans Affairs says Law expands Veteran Housing Benefits

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says Law expands Veteran Housing Benefits | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: May 4, 2021)

    Washington - - May is National Moving Month and many Veterans may find themselves moving to a new address as they take advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expanded home loan program, which now includes additional benefits for eligible borrowers.

    VA is currently implementing Public Law 116-315 containing three key loan provisions for Vietnam War era Veterans, eligible National Guard members, and service members, Veterans and certain surviving spouses with VA-guaranteed loans. “The law, known as the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 offers new and renewed homeownership possibilities,” said Acting VA Under Secretary for Benefits Thomas Murphy. “These few changes
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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 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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  • Biden Administration Halts Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance

    Biden Administration Halts Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: February 1, 2021)


    Washington, Feb. 1, 2021 - - In one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden requested federal agencies to extend the eviction and foreclosure moratorium for millions of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction and foreclosure moratorium to affected multifamily housing residents through March 31, 2021. This halt in residential evictions allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend relief to the tens-of-thousands of Americans who rely on USDA-supported multifamily housing communities. “USDA recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an almost unprecedented housing affordability crisis in t...
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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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    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. 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
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD announces 5 Billion Dollars to house People experiencing Homelessness
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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...
    05-18-2021, 05:09 AM

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