March 20, 2017, 10am PDT
President Trump's budget for 2018 has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency take the steepest hit—31 percent. Funding for two vital programs, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Chesapeake Bay Program, will have their funds eliminated.
January 20, 2017, 1pm PST
A reduction of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual mortgage insurance premium rates was scheduled to take effect on January 27. One of the Trump Administration's first actions was to suspend the reduction.
August 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change dominated the news this week, as flooding wreaked unfathomable havoc on the state of Louisiana.
August 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The federal government has decided that a policy recently approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would have the exact opposite effect of its intentions.
April 19, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States Housing and Urban Development agency is utilizing new ways to empower communities to become resilient ones. The agency's National Disaster Resilience Competition is one way they are helping cities around the U.S. achieve just that.
April 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A new federal housing program is unique in its approach but all too common in its scope.
March 31, 2016, 6am PDT
The Housing Authority of New Orleans has approved a new policy on criminal background checks that will remove the ban on residents with criminal records.
October 25, 2015, 9am PDT
The hoopla has subsided surrounding nearly $1 billion awarded by HUD to fund coastal resilience projects on the Atlantic Coast, but the work of implementing the winning Rebuild by Design projects has continued.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 22, 2015, 5am PDT
The federal government offered to $24 million to create a loan pool in struggling areas of North St. Louis County—most infamously displayed to the country over the past year in the intense racial conflicts centering around Ferguson.
May 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that the rental market is improving for the most at-risk populations in the country.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 15, 2014, 6am PDT
The Rebuild By Design competition attracted plenty of hoopla thanks to its $920 million and the critical need for projects that protect coastal cities as sea levels rise. Now that the winners have been picked, how will they deliver on their promise?
The Architect's Newspaper
July 17, 2014, 7am PDT
Following the Rebuild by Design competition, which awarded $920 million in June, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced another $1 billion competition for innovative resilience projects in communities recently struck by disasters.
June 3, 2014, 12pm PDT
HUD announced the winners of the Rebuild by Design competition yesterday, awarding $920 million to six projects in New York and New Jersey. $335 million will go toward the first phase of a 10-mile protective barrier for Manhattan.
May 24, 2014, 5am PDT
If you're looking for more data on housing in the United States, a dataset produced by the United States Postal Service has many advantages.
November 19, 2011, 11am PST
A study conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the 1990s found that living in poor neighborhoods can actually hurt your health.