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ASPCA Sues HUD after Denial of FOIA Requests

May 18, 2017    

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently filed a lawsuit against HUD alleging that the agency’s refusal to waive fees related to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is unlawful. According to the ASPCA, in 2015 a FOIA request was submitted...

LeadingAge Launches Campaign to Save Section 202 Program

May 18, 2017    

LeadingAge recently launched a new campaign to save HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. Save HUD 202 is a comprehensive, multi-month effort to convince lawmakers to fully fund the program. The campaign, Save HUD 202, focuses on: preventing cuts to HUD 202; maintaining 100...

Controversial Texas Mayor Named Regional Administrator for HUD

May 18, 2017    

Controversial Irving, Texas, Mayor Beth Van Duyne recently announced that she accepted a new job as a regional administrator for HUD. She will oversee HUD in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

HUD Releases Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2017

April 19, 2017    

On April 14, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Income Limits. These income limits are effective as of April 14. Income limits are set by HUD to determine the eligibility of applicants for HUD’s assisted housing programs. Section 8...

Senators Introduce Legislation Expanding VAWA Protections

April 19, 2017    

Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently reintroduced legislation called the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act.” It builds on the protections provided under the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968...

OMB Issues Memo to Federal Agencies Requiring Workforce Cuts

April 19, 2017    

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memorandum requiring all federal agencies to begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions and cost savings based on President Donald Trump’s FY18 Budget Blueprint. The memo provides guidance...

INSIDER's Pop Quiz!

April 17, 2017    

Q: When a prospect in a wheelchair asks about available two-bedroom units, you may recommend accessible or ground-floor units because you can see that he is obviously disabled. True or false?

 

Dr. Ben Carson Makes First Public Remarks as HUD Secretary

March 16, 2017    

Four days after he was confirmed as HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson gave his first public remarks. In speeches, Dr. Carson reiterated that HUD has a vital role to play in developing the potential of all people.

Secretary Carson Responds to Leaked HUD Budget Numbers

March 16, 2017    

In response to a leaked internal HUD budget document indicating that the Trump administration is considering more than $6 billion in cuts to HUD programs in FY 2018, Secretary Carson sent an email to agency staff stating that the published numbers are not final and the budget negotiation process...

Study Finds Economically Diverse Neighborhoods Benefit Low-Income Black and Latino Youth

March 16, 2017    

Recent research of a Denver public housing program that assigns low-income families to a variety of neighborhoods found that black and Hispanic teenagers who live in mixed-income neighborhoods are less likely to drop out of school than those living in predominantly lower-income ones. George...

Report: Funding Boost Needed to Renew 2017 Housing Vouchers

February 23, 2017    

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently estimated the cost of renewing all housing vouchers in 2017 at $18.86 billion. Rents are rising at over 3 percent per year while the 2017 cost-of-living adjustments for seniors and people with disabilities with fixed incomes, who make up...

Study Finds HUD Inadequately Meets the Needs of Disabled Households

February 23, 2017    

A study published in Housing Policy Debate entitled “The Characteristics and Unmet Housing Program Needs of Disabled HUD-Assisted Households” finds a mismatch between the housing needs of people with a disability and HUD programs. According to the study, 70 percent of extremely low-...