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Homeless Camp

HUD's New 'Find Shelter' Website Offers Support for Struggling Americans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the Find Shelter tool earlier in January.

January 21, 2021 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson

Outrage Over Trump's Fair Housing Victory Lap

President Trump took to Twitter today to celebrate his administration's decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, approved by the Obama administration to strengthen the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

July 29, 2020 - James Brasuell

Washington, D.C.

President Trump Stirs the Fair Housing Pot, Again

In a move probably made to appeal to suburban voters in an election year, President Trump sent a late night tweet claiming that the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is having a 'devastating impact' on suburbs.

July 2, 2020 - Business Insider


The Crisis Within the Crisis: Homelessness and Housing Pushed to the Brink by COVID-19

Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.

March 26, 2020 - James Brasuell

Robert Weaver Building

Help Wanted: HUD Seeks Info About Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is crowdsourcing information about the regulatory barriers to affordable housing.

November 27, 2019 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

President of the United States

White House Report on 'The State of Homelessness in America' Criticized

Shortly after a tumultuous visit to California focusing on the homelessness crisis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Trump administration has released a report on homelessness that is already facing criticism.

September 24, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

CPAC 2018

More Details on the Trump Administration's Sudden Pro-Development Moves

New efforts by the Trump administration to potentially curtail local land use regulations require closer examination.

June 26, 2019 - The New York Times

Trump Campaign

Trump Creates Council to Study 'Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development'

President Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order today that will create a federal-level group to study the obstructionist practices of local governments and the potential for a federal response.

June 25, 2019 - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Secretary Carson Supports Minneapolis-Style Upzoning

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, in Minneapolis last week, expressed support for the planning reforms included in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

June 25, 2019 - Star Tribune


Local Public Housing Agencies Resist HUD's Proposed Section 8 Rule

A proposed rule to disqualify all families living with an undocumented person from receiving federal housing aid is available for comment. We know a few people who oppose the rule.

June 3, 2019 - Governing

Trump Campaign

Political Fireworks as HUD Secretary Carson Testifies to Congress

U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson testified before the Financial Services Committee yesterday. The media had plenty to report after the hearing.

May 22, 2019 - Vox

Public Housing

The Potential Costs of the Trump Administration's Proposed Cuts to HUD Funding

Housing advocates blame the neglect of the federal government on the state of public housing in the United States. The Trump administration says government can't keep throwing money at the problems of public housing.

May 17, 2019 - NPR


Study Reveals Ineffectiveness of Work Requirements for Housing Assistance

Work requirement programs achieve very little in helping housing assistance recipients find work, according to a recent study.

April 25, 2019 - Curbed


Motivations of Proposed Federal Housing Rules Questioned

Reports of a new federal program designed to cut the waiting list for public housing was greeted incredulously from housing advocates this week.

April 21, 2019 - CityLab

Trump Adminsitration

Scrutiny for HUD Secretary Ben Carson's Schedule

Housing and Urban Development Secretary ben Carson has outlasted most of the original Trump cabinet, but maybe it's because he follows his boss's example so well when it comes to scheduling his time.

March 20, 2019 - NBC News


HUD Program to Connect Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Opportunity Zones

A new program announced by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is designed to encourage Opportunity Zone investments that address poverty and underinvestment.

February 27, 2019 - The Real Deal


Under Ben Carson, HUD Abdicates Fair Housing Responsibilities

Civil rights advocates are claiming that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is no longer in the business of enforcing fair housing laws.

December 28, 2018 - The Washington Post


HUD's Spotty Record on Inspections

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is desperately in need of reform in its system of inspections and enforcement of living conditions in public housing.

December 10, 2018 - The Southern Illinoisan


Facebook Among Targets of HUD's Latest Round of Fair Housing Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking on one big fish and a few little fish in the battle against housing discrimination.

August 22, 2018 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


NIMBYs: The Rare Bipartisan Coalition in the United States

One thing liberals and conservatives can both agree on: opposition to development projects.

August 22, 2018 - The New York Times

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