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HUD Awards Nearly $43 Million in Housing Counseling Grants

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $42.8 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately one million Americans make more informed housing...

Trump Administration Takes Critical Step Toward Releasing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac from Government Control

The Trump administration on Monday took a critical step toward releasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government control, agreeing to allow the mortgage giants to hold on to more of their profits.

Fannie, Freddie to Retain Earnings

Mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will start keeping earnings as part of a Trump administration process aimed at moving the companies out of conservatorship and back into the...

White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Introduces OpportunityZones.gov

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI - Today, Secretary Ben Carson, on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a new website that will serve as a hub of information for the array...

FY2020 T-HUD Appropriations Bill Advanced by Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today advanced the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations legislation.  The measure...

Spending Bill Would Avert Shutdown, Keep Government Open Through Nov. 21

House Democrats released a short-term spending bill Wednesday that would keep the government open through late November, punting a potentially brutal fight over President Trump’s border wall until...

Trump and California See Same Homeless Problem, but Not the Same Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO — Open-air heroin use. Sidewalks smeared in human feces. Blocklong homeless camps and people with severe mental illnesses wading through traffic in socks and hospital clothes.

Subcommittee Approves FY2020 Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee today approved its FY2020 appropriations bill with funding to...

FHFA Revises Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced a revised cap structure on the multifamily businesses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The new...

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Details Plans for Fannie, Freddie

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration plans to require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin paying a fee for support from the Treasury Department in exchange for a change to the mortgage-finance...