June 10, 2015

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Photo: House with sold, for sale sign.

HUD’s May Housing Scorecard details the recovery of our nation’s housing market. As we look back, we witnessed progress among key indicators, including a spike in new home sales, a high level of  previously-owned home sales over the last two months, and gains in U.S. home values. While great progress is being made, we must continue to support programs that will allow more American families and homeowners to recover from the Great Recession.

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

June 5, 2015

All in on Ending Veteran Homelessness: We Stand Together

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Crossed posted from blog.dol.gov from Secretary Julián Castro, Secretary Tom Perez, Secretary Robert McDonald and Matthew Doherty.

Five years ago, the Obama administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed; many continue to scoff. In the face of such skepticism, we remain optimistic and focused, and know this is an historic opportunity we must seize. Veteran homelessness is not a reality we have to accept. Continue reading

June 4, 2015

HUD Welcomes U.S. Military Academy at West Point Cadets

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HUD had the honor of hosting a cadre of four West Point cadets on June 1st and 2nd.  Over the course of their visit, cadets Dominique Clark (Fort Washington, MD), Lolita Narcisse (San Antonio, TX), Jacob Klamm (Enid, OK), and Eliji Mondesir (U.S. Virgin Islands) met with several senior HUD officials from multiple program offices to discuss the department’s structure and each office’s role. Continue reading