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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Grants improve Transitional Housing, prevent Veteran Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Grants improve Transitional Housing, prevent Veteran Homelessness | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: August 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin awarding $116.4 million in grants Sept. 30 to more than 200 community organizations under VA’s Grant and Per Diem program.

    GPD provides funding to community organizations that provide transitional housing and supportive services for Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness and aims to help them achieve residential stability, increase skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.

    “The Grant and Per Diem program is integral to VA’s evidence-based approach to preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans, which remains one of our highest priorities,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 2.7 Billion Dollars Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $2.7 Billion Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). “The safety of a stable home is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and this Administration is committed to meeting the needs of the more than half a million Americans who are struggling with homelessness on any given day,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Coupled with the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan, the C
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  • Damon Smith Sworn in as General Counsel of Housing and Urban Development

    Damon Smith Sworn in as General Counsel of Housing and Urban Development

    Damon Smith Sworn in as General Counsel of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: August 12, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Damon Smith was officially sworn in as General Counsel of Housing and Urban Development.

    HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman issued the oath of office to General Counsel Smith during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters. General Counsel Smith was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on August 11.

    (Courtesy: HUD)

    General Counsel Smith most recently served as a Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. Before joining HUD in 2021 as Principal Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel Smith served as Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel at the Credit Union...
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  • Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium

    Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium

    Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium | site |



    Today’s announcement extends the eviction moratorium through September 30 for foreclosed borrowers and other occupants and notes expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31.


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: July 30, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 30, 2021, announced an extension of its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borrowers and their occupants through September 30, 2021, and noted the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31, 2021. This extension is part of President Biden’s announcement on July 29 that federal agencies will use their authority to extend their respective eviction moratoria through the end of September, which will provide continued protection for households living in federally-insured, single-family
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: July 9, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced several key additions to HUD staff since March. These talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for the American people by tackling our nation’s housing challenges to build a stronger, more equitable America.

    Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order. Previously announced appointees are listed here and here.

    Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary Mikaela Gerwin, Special Assistant and Briefing Book Coordinator, Office of the Secretary David Gonzalez Rice, Special Assistant for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary Caitlin Grady, Director of Scheduli
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  • Federal Housing Administration takes steps to remove barriers to Homeownership for those with Student Loan Debt

    Federal Housing Administration takes steps to remove barriers to Homeownership for those with Student Loan Debt | site |



    Updates to Single Family student loan monthly payment calculation expand access to FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals, particularly in communities of color


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: June 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Friday announced updates to its student loan monthly payment calculations to take steps to remove barriers and provide more access to affordable single family FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals with student loan debt, which has a disproportionate impact on people of color. The updated policy more closely aligns FHA student loan debt calculation policies with other housing agencies, helping to streamline
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  • Treasury Releases Guidance to Speed the Provision of Emergency Rental Assistance Relief and Support Housing Stability for Renters at Risk of Eviction

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Guidance to Speed the Provision of Emergency Rental Assistance Relief and Support Housing Stability for Renters at Risk of Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 24, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance in the form of updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) and fact sheet to continue supporting the rapid deployment of Emergency Rental Assistance by states, territories, localities, and tribal governments. The FAQs build on prior actions to provide state and local governments with the tools they need to deliver relief to renters in need by helping grantees with implementation and best practices.

    The fact sheet is below and available here .

    The FAQs are available here .



    Emergency Rental Assistance Fact Sheet: Treasury Announces Further Action to Support Housing...
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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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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Grants improve Transitional Housing, prevent Veteran Homelessness
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Grants improve Transitional Housing, prevent Veteran Homelessness | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: August 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin awarding $116.4 million in grants Sept. 30 to more than 200 community organizations under VA’s Grant and Per Diem program.

    GPD provides funding to community organizations that provide transitional housing and supportive services for Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness and aims to help them achieve residential stability, increase skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.

    “The Grant and Per Diem program is integral to VA’s evidence-based approach to preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans, which remains one of our highest priorities,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.
    ...
    08-29-2021, 03:10 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 2.7 Billion Dollars Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $2.7 Billion Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). “The safety of a stable home is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and this Administration is committed to meeting the needs of the more than half a million Americans who are struggling with homelessness on any given day,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Coupled with the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan, the C
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    08-19-2021, 07:08 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Damon Smith Sworn in as General Counsel of Housing and Urban Development
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    Damon Smith Sworn in as General Counsel of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: August 12, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Damon Smith was officially sworn in as General Counsel of Housing and Urban Development.

    HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman issued the oath of office to General Counsel Smith during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters. General Counsel Smith was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on August 11.

    (Courtesy: HUD)

    General Counsel Smith most recently served as a Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. Before joining HUD in 2021 as Principal Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel Smith served as Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel at the Credit Union...
    08-18-2021, 07:55 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Housing Administration Extends Single Family Eviction Moratorium | site |



    Today’s announcement extends the eviction moratorium through September 30 for foreclosed borrowers and other occupants and notes expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31.


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: July 30, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 30, 2021, announced an extension of its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borrowers and their occupants through September 30, 2021, and noted the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31, 2021. This extension is part of President Biden’s announcement on July 29 that federal agencies will use their authority to extend their respective eviction moratoria through the end of September, which will provide continued protection for households living in federally-insured, single-family
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    08-02-2021, 06:20 PM
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: July 9, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced several key additions to HUD staff since March. These talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for the American people by tackling our nation’s housing challenges to build a stronger, more equitable America.

    Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order. Previously announced appointees are listed here and here.

    Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary Mikaela Gerwin, Special Assistant and Briefing Book Coordinator, Office of the Secretary David Gonzalez Rice, Special Assistant for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary Caitlin Grady, Director of Scheduli
    ...
    07-14-2021, 08:25 PM

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