Our latest housing scorecard examines housing recovery data, our programs’ performance, and areas for improvement. As we look back on June, we saw continued progress in our nation’s housing recovery. The latest data show growth among key indicators: sales of existing homes reached their highest pace in more than nine years, a sharp gain in homeowners’ equity, and a steady increase in home values. While our housing market is on a healthy trajectory, it’s clear we must continue to support programs that help more Americans recover from the Great Recession. Continue reading
Housing is a critical component of health, particularly for those with HIV/AIDS. HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program recognizes the stabilizing role of housing as a platform to receive healthcare and services to help manage HIV and AIDS. Through this program and other resources, faith and community organizations can assist those living with HIV/AIDS to obtain housing, social services, and other resources to help them maintain quality of life with HIV/AIDS. Continue reading
A few years ago in New Orleans, Dwayne Shelley, a former resident of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), recalled how he systemically watched as HUD rehabilitated and rebuilt homes in his development after Hurricane Katrina. He complained that he and his neighbors were relegated to watching the progress while others came in and did the work. Continue reading
“It gave me the feeling that if I could do this, then I could do anything.” – Tenderly Diaz, age 15.
The end of the school year is approaching, which is an opportunity for students in HUD-assisted communities to continue their education outside the classroom. Throughout the country, HUD convenes a growing number of students for workshops focusing on STEM— Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—through partnerships with STEM Innovation Networks and public housing agencies. Continue reading
HUD’s housing scorecard provides a monthly snapshot of our nation’s housing market and measures how the Administration’s initiatives are serving Americans. Looking back on May, we witnessed notable progress among key indicators: sales of new and existing homes hit high levels and newly initiated foreclosures have remained below the pre-crisis monthly average for more than a year now. While housing is being reenergized, there is still a need to support programs that help more Americans recover from the Great Recession. Continue reading