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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson launches Mustard Seed Series Virtual Workshop for Faith Leaders and Congregations

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson launches Mustard Seed Series Virtual Workshop for Faith Leaders and Congregations | site |


    Events will feature testimonies from faith leaders who have launched housing initiatives for homeless neighbors


    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 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 today launched a series of virtual workshops for faith congregations entitled, “The Mustard Seed Series”. The virtual events will feature faith organizations that have successfully created affordable housing, reduced homelessness, or used innovative housing models to serve individuals in need. The meetings will serve as a forum for other faith organizations to learn about the experiences of these communities and to replicate the successes they have e...
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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 Awards nearly 200 Million Dollars for Affordable Housing in Native American Communities

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards nearly $200 Million for Affordable Housing in Native American Communities| site |



    HUD says funds will help construct approximately 1,200 new housing units


    (December 11, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development yesterday announced nearly $200 million in grant awards to 52 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the Nation for new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, and critical infrastructure projects. HUD announced the grants during the 2019 National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Legal Symposium in Las Vegas. "HUD is excited for this new opportunity to better serve Native American communities through our government-to-government relationship with the Tribes," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "...
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  • HUD continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering from Major Disasters

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering from Major Disasters | site |



    (December 3, 2019) - - Today, 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 allocated over $2.3 billion to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard-hit areas in fifteen states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    This allocation today is supported through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from disasters that occurred since 2017. The CDBG-DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. Learn more about
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  • HUD Secretary Carson announces New Incentives Package for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Properties in Opportunity Zones

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Carson announces New Incentives Package for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Properties in Opportunity Zones | site |


    FHA policy announcement will encourage purchase and rehabilitation of homes in distressed neighborhoods



    (November 22, 2019) - - Today, 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 today announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will offer a new incentive for borrowers interested in rehabilitating homes in Opportunity Zones. FHA is effectuating this through an expansion of its Limited 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program (available to owner occupant homebuyers and existing occupant homeowners for the purchase and/or rehabilitation of single family homes) for homes located in Opportunity Zones across the nation....
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Video Featuring Formerly Homeless Veteran

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Video Featuring Formerly Homeless Veteran | site |



    (November 15, 2019) - - Today, 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 launched the latest story in the “Humans of HUD” campaign, which features photos and videos of individuals who have overcome hardships with assistance from HUD. Porsche Williams, a U.S. Navy veteran talks about experiencing homelessness and how the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program helped her find a place to call home. This week, HUD announced veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national estimate which indicates the total number of reported veterans experiencing homelessness in 2019 decreased 2.1 percent.



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  • HUD Secretary Carson asks the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Websites Selling Assistance Animal Documentation

    HUD Secretary Carson asks the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Websites Selling Assistance Animal Documentation | site |



    (November 8, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information: WASHINGTON – Recently, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson wrote to Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Joseph J. Simons and Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew Smith requesting that the FTC investigate certain websites that may be selling assistance animal documentation. “These certificates are not an acceptable substitute for authentic documentation provided by medical professionals when appropriate,” said Secretary Carson. “These websites that sell assistance animal certificates are often also misleading by implying that they are affiliated with the federal government. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their goal is to convin...
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  • U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act| site |


    Agreement Fulfills Key component of HUD Housing Finance Reform Plan


    (October 28, 2019) - - Today (October 28, 2019), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets prudential guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders.




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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in August 2019

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in August 2019| site |



    (September 18, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for August 2019.








    Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,419,000. This is 7.7 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised July rate of 1,317,000 and is 12.0 percent (±1.6 percent) above the August 2018 rate of 1,267,000. Single-family authorizations in August were at a rate of 866,000; this is 4.5 percent (±0.8 percent) above the revised July figure of 829,000. Authorizations of units in...
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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 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
    ...
    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
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Awards more than 12.5 Million Dollars in Housing Counseling Grants
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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...
    10-22-2020, 08:32 AM

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