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HUD Issues Proposed Rule To Make Section 3 More Efficient and Effective

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a proposed rule to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development...

FHFA Authorizes Payments to Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund

Washington, D.C. - FHFA Acting Director Joseph Otting announced today that he has authorized the disbursement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's affordable housing allocations for 2018 to the U.S....

President Donald J. Trump Is Reforming the Housing Finance System to Help Americans Who Want to Buy a Home

"We’re lifting up forgotten communities, creating exciting new opportunities, and helping every American find their path to the American Dream — the dream of a great job, a safe home, and a...

HUD Issues Second Invitation for Public Housing Agencies to Join Moving to Work Demonstration Program

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is inviting a second round of public housing agencies to join the Department's expanding Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration...

Ben Carson Says HUD Will Give Preference to Developers Who Build Affordable Housing in Opportunity Zones

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said the agency will give preference to developers and investors who build affordable housing in federal Opportunity Zones when it comes to certain...

3 Big Takeaways From The Standing-Room-Only Hearing On Opportunity Zones

How often are 150 people turned away from an IRS hearing on Valentine's Day? Almost never. But in standing-room only fashion, the much anticipated public hearing on Opportunity Zones took place...

HUD Awards $10.6 Million to Help Low-Income Public Housing Residents Secure Higher Paying Jobs

WASHINGTON - To help low-income public housing residents increase their income and move toward self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10.6 million...

Wall Street, Seeking Big Tax Breaks, Sets Sights on Distressed Main Streets

Distressed America is Wall Street’s hottest new investment vehicle. Hedge funds, investment banks and money managers are trying to raise tens of billions of dollars this year for so-called...

USDA and HHS Partner to Create Recovery Housing in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant...

HUD Awards $74 Million to Help Families Reach Self-Sufficiency

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $74 million to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country to continue helping public housing...