Friday Funny: HUD Gets the Rodney Dangerfield Treatment

The satirical newspaper the Onion reports on efforts by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to boost their brand recognition.

According to the Onion, "Citing a lack of name recognition, officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a brief, one-page report on mortgage trends Tuesday 'just to keep the agency fresh in people's minds.'"

Apparently HUD is going all out in its efforts to get more people excited in the department: "In order to get the agency's brand trending again, HUD has dispatched its street team to major cities in an effort to sign pedestrians up for its mailing list."

Full Story: Department of Housing and Urban Development Issues Report Just to Keep Name Out There

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