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Biden Commits to Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Package

July 21, 2021    

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently issued a press release announcing that she secured a commitment from President Biden to include affordable housing investments in the infrastructure package enacted through a reconciliation process.

2.3M Households Enroll in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

June 16, 2021    

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently announced that 2.3 million households have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program in its first three weeks. The EBB program provides a discount on both broadband service and needed equipment, such as a modem. Lawmakers...

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 12, 2021    

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program has launched to help low-income households receive discounts on their broadband service. Lawmakers authorized the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) in December as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package. Now, with more than 875 Internet...

HUD Secretary Testifies on Budget Request

April 28, 2021    

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge recently testified as the sole witness before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing and Urban Development on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary funding request for HUD.

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Funding Request Seeks 15% Increase to HUD Budget

April 14, 2021    

President Biden recently sent the administration’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request to Congress. The HUD budget requests $68.7 billion, a $9 billion or 15 percent increase...

CDC Signals Extension of Eviction Moratorium

March 24, 2021    

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated it will extend its moratorium on residential evictions. The moratorium is currently set to expire March 31. The CDC recently submitted a proposal regarding the moratorium to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for...

Senate Confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

March 10, 2021    

The Senate voted 66-34 to confirm President Biden’s nomination of Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. With this confirmation, she has become the first Black woman to lead the agency in more than four decades. Patricia Harris was the first Black...

HUD Secretary-Designate Fudge Discusses Priorities

February 24, 2021    

Although the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee advanced the nomination of HUD Secretary-designate Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to the full Senate on a 17-7 bipartisan vote, the confirmation vote has not been scheduled yet because the committee vote came five days before the Senate...

HUD Awards $2.7B to Improve, Preserve Public Housing

February 24, 2021    

HUD recently awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments in their public housing units.

CDC: No Resubmission of Declaration Needed for Eviction Moratorium

February 10, 2021    

On Jan. 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially issued an order extending the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021. The order continues to ban evictions for certain renters under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. §264) and 42 CFR...

President Biden Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium

January 27, 2021    

On Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order mandating that the CDC extend the current eviction moratorium until at least March 31, 2021. While the extension is not yet published in the Federal Register, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the new director of the CDC, has agreed to implement...

President Calls on HUD to Advance Fair Housing Laws

January 27, 2021    

On Jan. 26, President Biden signed several new executive orders addressing racial equity, including a memorandum that directs HUD to mitigate racial bias in housing and advance fair housing laws. Biden said in a press conference, “We need to make equity and justice part of what we do every...