March 17, 2015

Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s not just about green gear and beer on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also about green housing.  As HUD marks its 50th anniversary this year, advancing goals for sustainable and healthy homes are at its forefront. HUD has taken actions to encourage the use of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly designs and conservation.  Continue reading

March 10, 2015

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Photo: Construction workers build a home.

HUD’s February housing scorecard provides a closer look at the recovery of our nation’s housing market. While this scorecard notes that the housing market is on a strong trajectory, it’s clear we must stay committed to helping American families and homeowners who continue to recover from the Great Recession. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including growing strength in new home sales and stabilizing home prices.

Here’s a look back at our progress: Continue reading