March 24, 2011

Walking the Fair Housing beat

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Just as a police officer enforces the law, an Equal Opportunity Specialist at HUD enforces the Fair Housing Act that prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on race/color, national origin, disability, religion, family status, and gender. One of the duties of these fair housing cops walking the beat is to investigate […]

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March 23, 2011

Facing Foreclosure with Facts

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These days as families struggle with their finances, many will look to the faith-based community for answers because they don’t know where else to turn. For this reason, it ‘s imperative that those of us at HUD equip faith based leaders with the information and resources they need to assist families facing foreclosure. Today, HUD’s […]

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March 18, 2011

Choice Neighborhoods: Improving Housing and Lives

Today HUD announced that 17 communities across the U.S. will receive HUD’s first Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants. While the maximum grant is only $250,000, the lasting impact this funding will have on children who have been left behind in some of this nation’s poorest neighborhoods is infinite. For example, this funding will allow the Albany […]

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