HUD Secretary Castro Announces Public Housing to be Smoke-Free

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents…. HUD Press Releases

HUD Announces New Approach to Expand Choice and Opportunity for Section 8 Voucher Holders in Certain Housing Markets

WASHINGTON – In some metropolitan areas of the country, families who depend upon the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program have limited choices about where they can find suitable affordable rental housing. Often, their housing choices are constrained and higher opportunity neighborhoods remain out of reach because of the current method of calculating their rental assistance…. […]

HUD Announces Agreement with City of Flagstaff and Housing Authority to Resolve Discrimination Claims

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today an agreement with the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Flagstaff Housing Authority resolving allegations that they denied the reasonable accommodation requests of a resident with disabilities…. HUD Press Releases

HUD Secretary Announces Help for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the States of North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Matthew…. HUD Press Releases

HUD Announces Agreement with Ridgeland, Mississippi to Settle Discriminatory Zoning Complaint

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with Ridgeland, Mississippi to resolve complaints the city violated the Fair Housing Act when it passed and enforced a zoning ordinance that HUD claimed was motivated by racial animus and created a discriminatory effect on the city’s African American residents…. […]

HUD Announces New Protections for Victims of Harassment and Survivors of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is publishing a final rule formalizing legal standards under the Fair Housing Act for sexual and other forms of harassment in housing…. HUD Press Releases

HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Louisiana Storm Victims

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Louisiana and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to severe storms and flooding…. HUD Press Releases

HUD Announces Agreement with City of Richmond, Virginia to Resolve Discrimination Complaints

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved an agreement with the City of Richmond, Virginia, settling 14 complaints of housing discrimination filed against the City by Hispanic residents…. HUD Press Releases

FHA Announces Most Significant Improvements to Date for Distressed Notes Sales Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is making a series of enhancements to the Department’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) that would have purchasers of severely delinquent mortgages offer qualified borrowers principal reductions and protection from “payment shock.” … HUD Press Releases

HUD Announces Agreements with Minneapolis and St. Paul to Further Housing Choice and Opportunities for Twin Cities Residents

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced agreements with the City of Minneapolis and the City of St. Paul to further housing choice and neighborhood opportunities in the two cities and the surrounding region. … HUD Press Releases