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HUD Launches Affordable Housing Supply Initiative

June 9, 2022    

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge recently announced “Our Way Home,” a new national initiative to increase and preserve affordable housing supply. As part of the initiative, HUD is seeking to learn from and elevate lessons from communities that are building and preserving affordable homes....

HUD Expands Asset-Building Support for HUD-Assisted Families

June 9, 2022    

HUD recently announced that it will publish a rule to implement changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program promotes increased earnings and savings among families receiving HUD-funded rental assistance. To achieve this, FSS utilizes case management and financial...

White House Announces Reduced Internet Costs for Low-Income Households

May 11, 2022    

The White House and HUD recently announced an expansion of the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the legislators created the ACP, which allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $...

President’s Budget Proposes Major Hikes in Housing Funding

April 14, 2022    

The Biden administration recently released its budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2023. This signals the start of the appropriations process as Congress must now pass appropriations bills to provide money to carry out government programs for that year. The president’s budget proposal...

HUD Lays Out Its New 4-Year Strategy

April 14, 2022    

On March 28, HUD released its strategic plan for fiscal years 2022–2026. This document covers the department’s objectives and priorities for the next four years as well as its strategies for assessing and achieving those objectives.

Report: LGBTQI+ Households and HUD-Assisted Housing

March 10, 2022    

HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research recently posted new research from data gathered on the housing experiences of the LGBTQI+ community. This community is defined by HUD researchers as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and individuals whose orientations...

Report Highlights Need for Comprehensive, Well-Funded National Housing Policy

February 10, 2022    

After a cooldown early in the pandemic, rental housing demand has come back aggressively in the second year, reducing vacancy rates and driving up rents. So says Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) recently released annual “America’s Rental Housing 2022”...

HUD Issues Report on Feasibility of National Evictions Database

January 14, 2022    

The 2021 Appropriations Act tasked HUD with studying the feasibility of creating a national evictions database. The database would collect information on three types of evictions: formal court-ordered evictions, extra-legal evictions (unlawful or self-evictions), and administrative evictions (...

House Passes $1.7 Trillion Build Back Better Act

December 14, 2021    

On Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. The passed 220-213 and is now in the Senate for consideration. In a recent letter, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer told lawmakers to prepare for a busy remainder of the year. He has set a Christmas deadline...

Vaccination Rates and Risk Factors Among HUD-Assisted Families

November 11, 2021    

In an Oct. 27 webinar presented by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD announced the results of a Census Bureau Household Pulse survey that gathered data of COVID-19 vaccine status among persons living in public and assisted housing. The Household Pulse Survey is designed...

Build Back Better Bill Maintains Funding for Affordable Housing

November 11, 2021    

On Nov. 3, the House Rules Committee released amended text for the Build Back Better Act. The amended text includes $150 billion in funding for affordable housing and community development. If enacted, this bill would provide historic levels of funding for housing.

HUD Releases Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

November 11, 2021    

Recently, more than 20 major federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HUD came out with new climate adaptation plans. The plans started from an executive order from President Biden calling for a whole-of-government approach to addressing climate change. The...