Walking down the street, we see individuals and families, our neighbors, without a home of their own, living in our shelters or even on our streets. Too often, we turn away or avoid acknowledging their struggles at all. Whether it’s a veteran trying to keep warm on a cold night, young people sleeping on sidewalks, or a mother and her child asking for help, these are the faces of homelessness. Continue reading
As we come to the end of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime; and 85 percent of domestic violence victims are women, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of our blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do.
Today we meet Leslie Meaux, Director of the Monitoring and Asset Management Division of Ginnie Mae. Continue reading
The latest Housing Scorecard provides a closer look at the trajectory of the housing recovery and how our programs are serving the American people. Over the past several months, boosted by both the creation of 10.3 million private sector jobs over 55 straight months of job growth and the impact of our programs, we have seen positive trends in the housing market take hold. However, many Americans are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. Continue reading
When we hear that a mother is on maternity leave, most of us smile and realize it’s a special time in that family’s life. But what HUD has found is that often banks hear something else—they hear something that in a steady stream of cases has led lenders to deny, stall or question the home mortgage loans for expecting families. Continue reading