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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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 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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  • National Urban League publishes Restart Smart - - - School Reopening Guidance

    National Urban League publishes Restart Smart - - - School Reopening Guidance

    National Urban League publishes Restart Smart: School Reopening Guidance | site |



    (October 14, 2020) - - Today, October 14, 2020, the National Urban League published the following information:

    By National Urban League



    Restart Smart: School Reopening Guidance





    The National Urban League believes that high-quality in-person instruction is the ideal for student learning, this may not be consistently possible in many places due to public health concerns. Any decision on school reopening must be conditioned on meeting the following four principles with public health concerns kept top of mind. If these principles cannot be met, we believe that school buildings should remain closed, and school systems should redouble their efforts to ensure that every student will have the support, resources, and opportunities imperative to be both truly educated and fully supported in a high-q...
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 2.7 Billion Dollars Funding Opportunity to help People experiencing Homelessness
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    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, 08:08 AM
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    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, 08:55 PM
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments
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    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, 09:25 PM
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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, 02:12 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,
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    06-16-2021, 04:23 AM

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