Department of Housing and Urban Development

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HUD Proposes Changes to Streamline Grant Programs

The agency plans to update regulations to make it easier for grant recipients to access funds.

January 24, 2024 - MReport

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HUD: Homelessness Up by 12 Percent

The agency’s annual point-in-time count identified over 650,000 Americans living without permanent housing.

December 20, 2023 - Big Country News

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HUD Proposes Making Pandemic Eviction Protections Permanent

The proposed rule would apply to residents of multifamily housing supported by federal rental assistance.

December 7, 2023 - McKnight Senior Living

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HUD Plans to Revive Fair Housing Rule

The department is proposing an updated version of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which requires local governments to take action to end residential segregation.

January 19, 2023 - CNN

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$150 Million for L.A.’s Unhoused People Go Unspent

The city returned nearly $150 million in federal funding directed to providing shelter and supportive services to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

October 5, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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Federal Funding To Boost Supportive Housing Efforts

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $365 million package aimed at efforts to reduce homelessness and provide outreach and care for people lacking adequate housing.

June 24, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Minneapolis Housing Activists Hope To Revive 2014 Federal Complaint

A 2014 complaint about segregated housing lodged with the Department of Housing and Urban Development could revive integrationist housing policies to improve opportunities for all residents.

May 18, 2022 - Governing

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What Is Supportive Housing?

Supportive housing combines affordable housing with social services providers to help people experiencing homelessness, disability, or other hardships transition to permanent housing.

May 11, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

HUD

Opinion: The Housing Crisis Isn't Going Away With the Pandemic

As the housing crisis rages on, the housing assistance infrastructure put in place during the pandemic can provide a model for long-term aid programs.

November 30, 2021 - Governing

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NPR: HUD Sells Flood-Prone Homes Without Disclosing Risks

The troubling trend is particularly pronounced in lower-income communities, where experts worry households are being inadvertently set up for big financial losses.

September 28, 2021 - NPR

Eviction Crisis

New Fair Housing Rule Should Address Evictions

HUD's new fair housing rule crucially overlooks the role of evictions in perpetuating residential segregation.

July 27, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

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HUD Secretary: Administration Must Restore Depleted Staff

To take on President Biden's ambitious housing goals, the agency needs to restore the staff lost during the Trump era.

July 2, 2021 - New York Times

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The Homelessness Crisis Deepened, Even Before the Pandemic

New numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development show "devastating" growth in the number of unhoused people in the United States in January 2020.

March 24, 2021 - NPR

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Meet Marcia Fudge, Biden's Pick for HUD Secretary

The Ohio Congresswoman will face massive challenges as she steps into a leading role during one of the country's worst housing crises.

March 15, 2021 - USA Today

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Ben Carson’s Clear Disdain for Fair and Affordable Housing

Carson has spent much of his time as HUD secretary attacking the housing programs, initiatives, and regulations central to the agency’s mission.

August 26, 2020 - Curbed

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Detroit Tax Abatement Will Keep Senior Renters in Upscale Building

The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.

November 8, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

Los Angeles

CDBG Funds Not Useful Focus for Zoning Reform

Linking zoning reform mandates to CDBG funding is not an effective way to change exclusionary zoning.

November 8, 2018 - Brookings

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The New Supreme Court and the Future of Fair Housing

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy introduces the possibility that a future court will overturn the doctrine of disparate impact central to fair housing practices and policies.

July 2, 2018 - CityLab

HUD

Amid Turmoil, HUD Relaxes Fair Housing Enforcement

The department's activities, or lack thereof, under the Trump administration have caused housing advocates a lot of consternation. Under Ben Carson, is HUD abandoning its fair housing mission?

April 3, 2018 - The New York Times

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HUD Changing Mission

Although it's unclear if the change is final, it's been widely reported that leadership at the U.S. Department of Housing and Development is pushing to remove wording about racial discrimination from the organization's mission statement.

March 10, 2018 - The Huffington Post

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