April 12, 2018

Opening Doors: Fair Housing Means Housing Choice without Discrimination

Photo: Fair Housing "Opening Doors" exhibit at HUD headquarters.

This month, HUD celebrates the 50-year legacy of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark legislation that was signed into law on April 11, 1968, and has helped open doors for millions of Americans. . We know the key to one’s home unlocks not just a door, but also provides a family access to a community, its schools, social networks, and jobs. As Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer noted in a recent opinion, “The housing market is interconnected with economic and social life.” Continue reading

March 30, 2018

Ask HUD’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Welcome to “Ask HUD’s OSDBU”, a new blog series hosted by HUD’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), where frequently asked questions are posted with informative responses.  The goal in this blog is to provide information small businesses can use to effectively pursue federal contracting opportunities. Continue reading

March 5, 2018

Rental Assistance Demonstration in Cleveland: Bohn Tower

Mr. Brown shares about his experience being part of the renovation project while living as a tenant in the building.

When the 22-story high rise that he calls home went through a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion, resident Charles Brown decided to take an active role in the transformation.  “When you’re living in a building you care so much about and you get to be part of the process, it makes you feel outstanding,” he said.  Click here to hear more about this model transition and for the list of top recommendations for success based on the solid working relationship between the affordable housing property’s owners and its residents.

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