Tag: HUD

Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 14, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

HUD has published a notice for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from 2017 disasters.

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HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 14, 2018 2 Comments
HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

On August 13, HUD published a notice inviting public comment on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations.

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New Home Sales Fall Back in June

Filed in Home Building by on July 25, 2018 3 Comments
New Home Sales Fall Back in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 5.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 631,000 units after a downwardly revised May report, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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Senate Panel Approves $1.8 Billion Budget Increase for HUD

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on June 8, 2018 0 Comments
Senate Panel Approves $1.8 Billion Budget Increase for HUD

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved $44.5 billion for HUD in fiscal 2019, which is $900 million more than the House legislation and $1.8 billion above the fiscal 2018 enacted level. The following are fiscal 2019 funding levels approved by the Senate panel for key HUD programs: The HOME program received $1.4 billion for […]

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NAHB Continues Outreach to Puerto Rico

Filed in Disaster Response by on May 8, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Continues Outreach to Puerto Rico

NAHB Second Vice Chairman Dean Mon (third from right) has been meeting this week with Puerto Rico government officials and local HBA leaders to facilitate ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the island territory last fall. NAHB continues to work with HUD officials to channel more resources toward rebuilding the […]

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Ben Carson to Address NAHB Executive Board

Filed in Leadership by on May 8, 2018 0 Comments
Ben Carson to Address NAHB Executive Board

HUD Secretary Ben Carson will address NAHB members on Wednesday, May 23 when the Executive Board holds its spring meeting from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

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HUD Unveils Overhaul of its Rental Assistance Programs

Filed in Multifamily by on April 25, 2018 0 Comments

HUD today unveiled plans for a major overhaul of its rental assistance programs — including Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance – to help the agency meet its budget goals.

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Executive Order on Reducing Poverty Could Impact Housing Programs

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on April 13, 2018 0 Comments
Executive Order on Reducing Poverty Could Impact Housing Programs

On April 10, President Trump released an executive order, “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” that is designed to guide agencies that administer public assistance programs to effectively reform the welfare system.

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

HUD announced that nearly $28 billion will go to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in nine U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds represent the largest single amount of disaster recovery assistance in HUD’s history.

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