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HUD Awards $75 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $75 million to end youth homelessness in 23 local communities across the country, including eight rural areas....

HUD Awards $75 Million to Combat Youth Homelessness

Programs designed to combat homelessness in 23 communities across the country are getting $75 million in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a jump from last year's $43...

A Primer on the Future of Fannie, Freddie

The Trump administration is close to releasing a blueprint for overhauling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , two companies that back half of the nation’s $10 trillion mortgage market. The firms...

Fannie and Freddie Plan Is Likely Released Next Month

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is preparing to release as early as the first part of September its long-awaited plan to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private-shareholder ownership,...

HUD Proposes Revised ‘Disparate Impact’ Rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a proposed rule to amend the HUD interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. The...

FHA Issues New Condominium Approval Rule

WASHINGTON - In an effort to promote affordable and sustainable homeownership, especially among credit-worthy first-time buyers, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published a...

U.S. Will Back More Condominium Loans Aimed at First-Time Buyers

The Trump administration is vastly expanding the scope of condominium purchases eligible for lower-down-payment loans.

FHA To Promote Greater Residential and Commercial Development in OZs

WASHINGTON - To stimulate greater multifamily residential and commercial development in Opportunity Zones, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the Federal...

Lower Mortgage Rates Aren’t Likely to Reverse Sagging Home Sales

U.S. mortgage rates have tumbled to their lowest level in nearly three years, but they are unlikely to provide much of a lift to the sagging home-sales market.

HUD Awards $25 Million to 25 Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced nearly $25 million to assist more than 2,054 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families over a...