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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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  • 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 issues Improved Fair Housing Rule

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issues Improved Fair Housing Rule| site |



    (January 7, 2020) - - Today (January 7, 2020), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their community. Read HUD's proposed rule. "HUD's commitment to Fair Housing remains as steadfast as ever before, and this improved rule reaffirms our mission of giving people more affordable housing options in communities across the country," said Secretary Carson. "By fixing the old Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, localities now have the flexibility to devise housing plans that fit their unique needs and provide families with more housing choices within their reach
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Accomplishments under Secretary Carson

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Accomplishments under Secretary Carson| site |



    (January 2, 2020) - - Today (January 2, 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 released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the major accomplishments of the agency under Secretary Ben Carson.

    "The Trump Administration continues to deliver on its promise to create greater economic opportunity for low-income families and revitalize underserved communities," said, Secretary Carson. "HUD is committed to doing its part to help families get on the path to self-sufficiency and I look forward to working with President Trump to continue building on these successes in the new year."

    HUD's achievements in 2019 include:

    Advancing Economic Opportunity
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards 10 Million Dollars for the Development of 538 Affordable Homes

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $10 Million for the Development of 538 Affordable Homes | site |



    SHOP grant funding empowers non-profit partners to help 538 families and individuals become homeowners


    (December 4, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - In an effort to help more working families become homeowners, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in grants to four non-profit housing organizations, which will create at least 538 affordable homes for low-income families and individuals. Funded through HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), these grants, along with the labor contributions from homebuyers and volunteers, will significantly lower the cost of construction, thus making homeownership a reality for families who otherwise would not be able to afford
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issues Request for Information on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issues Request for Information on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing | site |



    (November 26, 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 published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws, regulations, land use requirements, and administrative practices that artificially raise the costs of affordable housing development and contribute to shortages in America’s housing supply.

    This RFI is a request for members of the public to share their knowledge and provide recommendations to HUD regarding regulations, and practices that unnecessarily impede housing supply and information on innovative practices that promote increased housing supply. Read the RFI here. "Owning a home is a
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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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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants| site |


    Communities in Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia and New Jersey awarded planning grants



    (September 19, 2019) - - Today (September 19, 2019), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Expanding on its commitment to help local communities redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to four communities.

    Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program, these grants will help local leaders to craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods.

    HUD is awarding Choice Neighborhood Planning grants to the following communities:


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  • Decline in Veteran Homelessness Announced

    Decline in Veteran Homelessness Announced

    Decline in Veteran Homelessness Announced


    Number of homeless vets drops 5.4% since last year and by nearly half since 2010



    Washington, DC - - (November 1, 2018) - - Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national estimate announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report finds the total number of reported veterans experiencing homelessness in 2018 decreased 5.4 percent since last year, falling to nearly half of the number of homeless veterans reported in 2010.

    In announcing the latest annual estimate, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie noted that local communities are reporting reductions in the number of veterans in their shelter systems and on their streets. View local estimates of veteran hom
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Launches - - HUMANS OF HUD - - Photoblog

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Launches - - HUMANS OF HUD - - Photoblog


    Project highlights the trials and triumphs of the people HUD serves



    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the launch of ‘Humans of HUD’ – a photoblog dedicated to documenting the journeys of people who are impacted by the Department’s programs and services. The inspiring collection of photos and stories are part of an ongoing, intimate conversation with everyday Americans who are working to overcome homelessness, drug addiction, natural disasters, among other challenges. “Humans of HUD exhibits the best part of our agency – the people we serve through our programs, grants and initiatives,” said Secretary Carson. “This is storytelling at its core. People have really opened up to us in a way
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretaries Announce Housing Initiatives to Support Homeless Veterans

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretaries Announce Housing Initiatives to Support Homeless Veterans


    HUD-VASH vouchers to provide housing for over 4,000 veterans


    Washington, DC - - (October 3, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie today joined together at the VA Community Resource and Referral Center to announce $35 million in grants to combat veteran homelessness. The funding will be provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program to 212 public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home for over 4,000 homeless veterans.

    The Secretaries also announced an additional $7.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification
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    HUD announces over 80 Million Dollars in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief
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    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
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    HUD Awards 9.4 Million Dollars in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards
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    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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    10-27-2020, 08:53 AM
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    National Urban League publishes Restart Smart - - - School Reopening Guidance
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    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...
    10-17-2020, 04:21 AM
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    HUD Secretary Investigates Alleged Religious Discrimination in Senior Housing Complexes
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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...
    10-13-2020, 08:20 PM
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    U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone
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    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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    10-08-2020, 12:41 AM

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