April 7, 2017

This Fair Housing Month, a Focus on Better Housing Opportunities for All Families

As our nation celebrates the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, HUD’s efforts to further fair housing continue. While we observe Fair Housing Month this April, we are constantly renewing our commitment to our nation’s founding principles and civil rights laws.

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 goes to the heart of Americans’ daily lives by ensuring equal protection under the law is reflected in our nation’s housing. Continue reading

Celebrating Bergen County: Proof that Ending Chronic Homelessness is Possible

Among the population of people experiencing homelessness in this country, there is a subset of individuals living with disabilities who have been left out in the cold for far too long—people experiencing chronic homelessness. And yet we know that ending chronic homelessness saves money in the long run and strengthens communities. It also restores lives. We’ve seen it first-hand. Take Mickael, a man in West Virginia who had lived with cancer on the street for many years until he was finally connected with supportive housing. He formed a community, prepared meals daily for his friends and neighbors, grew herbs in his garden to flavor those meals. He became a vocal advocate for others experiencing chronic homelessness. After several years stably housed and many rounds of treatment, he was able to pass away with dignity in his own home. Continue reading