January 17, 2013

National Launch of Groundbreaking Rental Assistance Demonstration to Preserve and Strengthen Public, Other HUD-Assisted Housing

Last week, HUD formally launched one of our signature initiatives, the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), with events across the country, FHA Commissioner Carol Galante flew to Fresno, CA, Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez spent a day in Cleveland, OH and Secretary Shaun Donovan visited Savannah, GA. We met with public housing agencies (PHAs), owners, partners, and […]

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January 13, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Bride Homeless Shelter in Dallas, TX.   Newly appointed CFPB Director Cordray rolls out plans to help homeowners. Affordable housing project commences in Santa Barbara, CA. Martinsville, VA begins revitalization efforts. Idaho unveils first ever Passive Energy home. And HUD launches its new Rental Assistance Demonstration website.

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Preserving Affordable Housing

Public housing is at a crossroads.  With a capital needs backlog of $26 billion and chronic funding shortfalls, we have already lost 150,000 units in the past 15 years. At the same time, with 7 million households paying more than half their income for housing, living in substandard housing, or both, the need for affordable housing is growing. That’s why the Rental Assistance […]

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July 15, 2011

Improving the Nation’s Public Housing

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The homes of approximately 1.2 million American families will get physical upgrades thanks to $1.9 billon HUD awarded to more than 3,000 public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  This funding allows these agencies to make large-scale improvements to their public housing units, […]

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