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HUD Cuts Advance Notice of REAC Inspections

February 20, 2019    

HUD recently announced it is dramatically reducing the advance notice it provides to public housing authorities (PHAs) and private owners of HUD-subsidized apartment developments before their housing is inspected to ensure it is decent, safe, and healthy. HUD's new standard provides PHAs and...

President Signs Appropriations Bill Funding Government, HUD

February 20, 2019    

On Feb. 15, President Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 31. This legislation will fund the remainder of the government, including HUD, through Sept. 30, 2019, the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. With the signing of the resolution into law, there will be no more shutdowns impacting FY 2019 funding....

HUD Seeks Input Before Implementing Small PHA Amendments

February 20, 2019    

HUD published a notice in the Federal Register on Feb. 14 asking for input before implementing amendments to the United States Housing Act of 1937 that primarily pertain to small public housing agencies (PHAs) predominantly operating in a rural area. Another amendment requires HUD to make...

Latest on the Shutdown’s Impact on Project-Based Rental Assistance

January 24, 2019    

As of Jan. 22, more than 700 rental assistance contracts have expired since the government shutdown began. The number of expiring contracts will increase as the shutdown continues. HUD anticipates approximately 500 additional contracts will expire and be up for renewal in January and 550 in...

Warner, Veasey Lead 170 Congress Members in Letter on Shutdown Housing Crisis

January 24, 2019    

Members of Congress recently sent a letter to President Trump on the direct and immediate consequences of the shutdown on housing security for more than 4 million households across the country. Both the short-term operations and long-term viability of affordable housing programs are dependent on...

HUD Suffers from Repeated Staff Turnover

January 24, 2019    

HUD, already hurt by the government shutdown, is also facing management challenges from an exodus of top talent that’s causing performance and accountability issues. The recent departures of HUD Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude and Ginnie Mae Acting President Michael Bright are just the...

HUD Secretary Carson to Lead New ‘Opportunity and Revitalization Council’

December 20, 2018    

President Trump recently signed an executive order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The council will be chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson. It consists of representatives from 13 federal member agencies. And the council will consider legislative proposals and...

OIG Issues Annual Report on HUD’s Top Management Challenges for 2019

December 20, 2018    

Earlier this fall, HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its annual report on the top management challenges facing HUD in 2019. It identified six specific issues that, according to the report, “impact HUD’s ability to meet the needs of its beneficiaries and protect...

HUD Finds Homelessness Largely Unchanged in U.S. for 2018

December 20, 2018    

According to the latest national estimate by HUD, homelessness in the U.S. remained largely unchanged in 2018. HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 552,830 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent since last year...

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for California Fire Victims

November 14, 2018    

HUD recently announced it will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires. President Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura...

JCHS Releases Housing for Older Adults Report

November 14, 2018    

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) recently released a report called Housing America’s Older Adults 2018. It says that more than half of the nation's households are now headed by someone...

Trump Administration Announces Decline in Veteran Homelessness

November 14, 2018    

HUD recently announced that veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline. HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report finds the total number of reported veterans experiencing homelessness in 2018 decreased 5.4 percent since last year, falling to nearly half of the number of homeless...