September 3, 2015, 11am PDT
The new "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule may impose additional paperwork burdens on local government, but is unlikely to cause major policy changes.
August 20, 2015, 9am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has shifted its response to an audit finding tens of thousands "over-income" residents living in subsidized housing.
July 25, 2015, 7am PDT
An interview with a leading academic on the subject of fair housing offers perspective on the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
July 10, 2015, 7am PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the details of the final rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which will give new strength to the goals set forth by the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
June 22, 2015, 1pm PDT
New federal programs are enabling planning processes that deliver positive outcomes for a broader scope of the population. Seattle provides an example of how federal money is supporting the success of inclusive planning processes.
June 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is celebrating its 50th year. To help commemorate the occasion, the American Planning Association looks back on its partnership with HUD.
American Planning Association
June 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A rule proposed by the Obama Administration has been criticized for attempting to build an "unrealistic utopia." The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing would require cities to fund affordable housing in a broader spectrum of neighborhoods.
March 10, 2015, 7am PDT
Former HUD counsel and current Philadelphia mayoral contender Nelson Diaz laid the groundwork for "entrepreneurial" approaches to public housing. Whether the resulting projects were effective is up for debate.
February 27, 2015, 10am PST
The long shadow of 20th century urban renewal strategies color the debate over three potential redevelopment proposals for the site of the former site of the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex on St. Louis' Near North Side.
November 5, 2014, 1pm PST
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress shows substantial decreases in the number of homeless this year, especially homeless veterans.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 22, 2014, 6am PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released data about households receiving federal housing assistance. Lisa Sturtevant, writing for the National Housing Conference, provides an overview of the data.
National Housing Conference
December 23, 2011, 1pm PST
The largest regional plan in Clark County history, Henderson will be using the funds to more sustainably link transportation, land use, and people. Guy Dawson reports.
December 16, 2011, 5am PST
West Palm Beach is demanding millions of dollars of one organization to correct greedy actions under HUD's HOME program. Kimberly Miller reports on how this is just the latest incident in an "easy to game" federal program.
December 9, 2011, 6am PST
The 27 communities and regional planning organizations selected will receive a total $96 million to achieve their economic and environmental goals.
October 1, 2011, 11am PDT
In April 2009, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke to the ULI
Spring Council Forum in Atlanta; he stated that his administration’s goal was
“to put the UD back in HUD,” and explained that HUD’s over-reliance on housing
solutions wasn’t helping cities address their complex revitalization needs. Just over two years later, this small new funding program
caught my eye on a list of new HUD announcements:
*** HUD HOPE VI – $0.5 million
Application Due: August 22, 2011
Eligible Entities: Local governments
December 10, 2010, 2pm PST
The federal government is attempting to pay closer attention to urban issues, and its Department of Housing and Urban Development is leading the way.
October 25, 2010, 7am PDT
Across the country, federal funding is unable to keep up with repair costs, forcing some municipalities to cut units from their programs.
April 21, 2009, 5am PDT
The silos are breaking down in the federal government as the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation are embarking on a shared plan to increase interdepartmental collaboration.
February 28, 2009, 5am PST
This brief from the <em>New York Times</em> outlines how federal budget money will be used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
January 17, 2009, 9am PST
Barack Obama has announced the three members of the "urban issues" arm of his incoming cabinet. <em>Grist</em>'s Ryan Avent takes a look at Shaun Donovan, Ray LaHood and Adolfo Carrion and what they may mean for urban policy.