Boosted by both the creation of more than 10 million jobs over the past 59 months and the impact of our programs, we have witnessed positive trends in the housing market in recent months – but nonetheless, the lingering impacts of the Great Recession remain a challenge for many Americans. Continue reading
This holiday season, faith and community organizations all across our country are working to help some of the least fortunate among us – the homeless.These organizations play an integral role in combatting homelessness. Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of our series, A Day in the Life, which introduces you to HUD employees and highlights the important work they do.
Today we meet Harlan Jones, Senior Account Executive, Team Lead in the Office of Issuer Portfolio Management – Single-Family at Ginnie Mae. Continue reading
On October 9th 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage resolving allegations that the lender discriminated against women who were pregnant or had recently given birth and were on maternity leave. The settlement is the biggest in HUD’s campaign to end discrimination related to maternity leave. Continue reading
HUD’s latest Housing Scorecard provides a closer look at the trajectory of the housing recovery and how our programs are serving the American people. As we look back on November, we saw significant progress in our nation’s economic recovery take hold. We witnessed America’s businesses adding 314,000 private sector jobs, totaling 10.9 million jobs over the past 57 months—the longest streak on record. This headway translated into some of the positive trends we are witnessing today in the housing market, but it’s clear that many American families and homeowners are still recovering from the Great Recession. Continue reading