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HUD Funds Projects to Tackle Lead Paint Hazards

March 28, 2010    

HUD has released more than $13 million in grants for 25 projects to conduct activities intended to make low-income housing safer and healthier. Funded activities include: eliminating lead and housing-related hazards in thousands of homes; training workers in lead and healthy homes interventions...

HUD Extends Disaster Voucher Program

February 1, 2010    

HUD has extended the Disaster Voucher Program (DVP) for all pre-disaster public housing, project-based, homeless, and special needs housing families currently receiving DVP assistance. The deadline for the program had been Dec. 31, 2009, depending on the availability of funding and the number of...

HUD Emphasizes Compliance to Assure Nondiscrimination and Accessibility

February 1, 2010    

Recipients of federal funds are obligated to comply with pertinent laws and regulations that help ensure the rights of persons with disabilities.

HUD recently emphasized the need for compliance in a reminder notice for all those receiving federal funds in its various housing programs and...

HUD Issues New Requirements for Elevator Equipment Inspections

December 28, 2009    

On Nov. 16, 2009, HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) published a new protocol entitled “Property Requirements for the Inspection of Elevator Equipment Rooms.” The new requirements, effective Jan. 4, 2010, apply to HUD-assisted and -insured properties with elevators.

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HUD Takes Steps to Make More Information Public

December 28, 2009    

HUD will begin publishing online a full historical view of detailed information on the physical condition of public housing and multifamily units across the U.S. and will offer the public the opportunity to contribute to HUD's long-term strategic plan through a new interactive “...

Supporting Self-Sufficiency for Residents

November 20, 2009    

HUD launched Neighborhood Networks in 1995 as one of its first initiatives to promote self-sufficiency for residents and provide computer access in its assisted housing communities. As the program's 15th anniversary approaches in 2010, the agency remains as committed as ever to the idea of...

HUD Honored for Energy Conservation Efforts

November 20, 2009    

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) presented its Leadership in Federal Energy Management Award to Richard Santangelo, program manager for HUD's Public Housing Environment and Conservation Clearinghouse. The program encourages housing authorities to make energy efficiency improvements...

Internal Audit Shows HUD Following Recovery Act Requirements

October 25, 2009    

HUD's Financial Audits Division performed an audit of the agency's formula-based allocations related to five programs funded in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The five programs audited were: (1) Public Housing Capital Fund; (2) Native American Housing Block Grant...

HUD Clarifies Recovery Act's “Buy American” Provision

September 22, 2009    

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, approved on February 17, awarded $4 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund. A provision of the Recovery Act calls for all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair...

HUD Urges Stronger Sex Offender Screening

September 22, 2009    

HUD wants you to be more vigilant than ever in assuring that lifetime sex offenders do not receive federal housing assistance. In a Sept. 9, 2009, Notice, HUD reiterated current requirements and encouraged sites to set standards and processes to prevent lifetime sex offenders from receiving...

Recovery Act Grants Boost Public Housing Improvement Projects

September 22, 2009    

HUD is awarding $96 million in grants to 15 public housing authorities in 10 states to make substantial improvements to thousands of public housing units. Projects being funded with the grants are in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont...

HUD Settles with New York Owners over Lead Hazards

September 22, 2009    

A New York City property management company and 20 affiliated owners of federally assisted multifamily sites in Brooklyn have reached a settlement with HUD over their failure to properly handle lead-based paint hazards. The owners agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for failing to provide...