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HUD Issues Improved Fair Housing Rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local...

The conundrum affordable housing poses for the nation

The nation is in the grip of an affordable housing crisis. A severe shortage of homes for working-class and low-income families is pushing up house prices and rents across the country,...

HUD and VA Announce Support to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

WASHINGTON – In a continuing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $29.3...

Top Congressional Negotiators Announce Tentative Deal on $1.3 Trillion in Federal Spending, Likely Averting Government Shutdown

The deal came after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin visited Capitol Hill on Thursday to review a final list of sticking points. The agreement in principle sets up votes next week. Congress and the...

Financial Regulators Propose Overhaul of Anti-Redlining Law

Financial regulators appointed by the Trump administration proposed Thursday an overhaul of a 40-year-old anti-discrimination law, potentially upending the way banks make loans to low-income...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Curb Some Loans as Regulator Reins In Risk

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are pulling back on some mortgages meant to make homeownership more affordable, their latest effort to rein in risk at the behest of their regulator.

FHA Announces 2020 SF Mortgage Limits

Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2019-19, 2020 Nationwide Forward Mortgage Limits, which provides the maximum mortgage limits for FHA-insured Title II...

HUD Continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering From Major Disasters

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today allocated over $2.3 billion to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard-hit areas in fifteen states, the...

With Housing Credit Expansion, Congress Could Address the Affordability Crisis

HFA leaders Tia Boatman Patterson and Ralph M. Perrey issue call to action to Congress. — The lack of housing availability is upending the lives of working Americans from Los Angeles to Memphis,...

HUD Issues Request for Information on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws,...