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HUD Secretary Carson Terminates Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

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HUD Secretary Carson Terminates Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced that HUD will terminate the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation issued in 2015.

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Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of HUD

Filed in Advocacy by on May 12, 2020 0 Comments
Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of HUD

Brian Montgomery has been confirmed as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As the second most senior official at HUD, Montgomery will manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and will advise and assist HUD Secretary Ben Carson in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees.

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HUD Allocates $1 Billion for Community COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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HUD Allocates $1 Billion for Community COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the allocation of a third wave in CARES Act coronavirus relief funding totaling $1 billion through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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HUD Secretary Carson Updates NAHB Members on COVID-19 Housing Response

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HUD Secretary Carson Updates NAHB Members on COVID-19 Housing Response

In an exclusive webinar for NAHB members, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Federal Housing Commissioner Brian Montgomery today outlined specific measures the agency has implemented to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and lauded the efforts of NAHB during this outbreak.

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HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES Act

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HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES Act

HUD has released two letters to provide guidance to borrowers and lenders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first letter provides guidance for implementing the CARES Act multifamily mortgage forbearance provisions for FHA-insured multifamily loans. The second letter is a separate guidance to mitigate risks for FHA insured Section 223(f) refinancing loans.

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HUD Issues Mortgage Relief for FHA Single-Family Home Owners

HUD Issues Mortgage Relief for FHA Single-Family Home Owners

Effective April 1 for borrowers with a financial hardship that makes them unable to pay their mortgage due to the outbreak, mortgage servicers must extend deferred or reduced mortgage payment options — called forbearance — for up to six months, and must provide an additional six months of forbearance if requested by the borrower.

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HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Suspend Foreclosures and Evictions

Filed in Housing Finance by on March 18, 2020 0 Comments
HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Suspend Foreclosures and Evictions

President Trump announced today that he has directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend foreclosures and evictions for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration through the end of April. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will also follow suit and suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days.

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HUD Secretary Cites Work to Ease Affordability Woes

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HUD Secretary Cites Work to Ease Affordability Woes

In an address before the NAHB Leadership Council in Las Vegas, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said today he is committed to working with the association and other stakeholders to seek solutions to the nation’s housing affordability crisis.

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Watch Live: Senior Administration Officials Address NAHB Members

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Watch Live: Senior Administration Officials Address NAHB Members

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Mark Calabria and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler will each address NAHB members during the Leadership Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23, during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

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HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

HUD announced a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule this week that represents a significant departure from the Obama-era final rule released in 2015.

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