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Joint Center for Housing Publishes 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Report

July 19, 2017    

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) recently released “The State of the Nation’s Housing” report for 2017. The data shows that renters are continuing to experience affordability challenges and that construction hasn’t been keeping pace with...

Democratic Senators Urge HUD Secretary to Restore LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Resources

July 19, 2017    

In response to HUD’s recent decision to remove resources for members of the LGBTQ community from its website, a group of 29 Senate Democrats sent a letter to HUD’s Secretary Ben Carson urging him to protect members of the LGBTQ community from housing discrimination.

Rep. Waters Introduces Public Housing Legislation

July 19, 2017    

The ranking member of the committee on financial services, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), recently introduced the Public Housing Tenant Protection and Reinvestment Act of 2017. Its goal is to preserve public housing, increase tenant protections, and provide additional funds to address the...

HUD Announces Collaboration with Japan for Aging-in-Place Research

July 19, 2017    

HUD and Japan have formally agreed to work cooperatively on researching innovated approaches to housing both nations’ vulnerable senior population. “Our nations have much to learn from each other, and we recognize that our strength is measured by our regard, respect, and care of the...

HUD Releases Updated Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide

July 19, 2017    

HUD recently released an updated Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide that is effective July 28, 2017. The Section 8 Renewal Guide assists those handling the renewal of expiring Section 8 HAP contracts. The guide replaces the last version, which was published in August of 2015.

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HUD Issues Two Family Self-Sufficiency Guides

July 19, 2017    

To celebrate 25 years of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Office of Multifamily Housing Programs (Multifamily) each issued FSS guidebooks for their respective programs. The guidebooks provide information about promising...

House Bill Introduced to Require Drug Testing in Public Housing and Section 8 Programs

June 16, 2017    

Representative David Rouzer (R-NC) recently introduced a bill that would amend the Social Security Act by requiring individuals to pass a drug screening process in order to be eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),...

Trump Budget Calls for Deep Cuts to Affordable Housing Programs

June 16, 2017    

On May 23, the Trump administration released its “Taxpayer First” fiscal year 2018 budget request. The request includes the 2018 proposed budget for HUD. HUD’s request includes $40.68 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Department. This amounts to a decrease of 13.2...

HUD Secretary, Deputy Secretary Face Questions over Proposed HUD Budget

June 16, 2017    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Deputy Secretary-designate Pamela Patenaude recently defended the Trump administration’s HUD budget at separate committee hearings in the Senate. Secretary Carson appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban...

President Trump Signs FY17 Spending Bill

May 18, 2017    

President Trump recently signed a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. The bill cleared both houses of Congress and Trump signed it into law just ahead of a midnight deadline after which some government operations would’ve had to begin shutting down...

HUD Highlights $4 Billion RAD Milestone

May 18, 2017    

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to create a new tool for public housing agencies to address the backlog of capital repairs in the nation’s public housing stock and to stem the loss of affordable units. Recently, just four years after HUD made its first awards...

President Trump Nominates HUD Personnel

May 18, 2017    

The White House recently announced that President Trump intends to nominate Pamela Patenaude to serve as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Neal Rackleff of Texas to be an Assistant Secretary of HUD, Community Planning and Development.

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