How would a more conservative Supreme Court impact real estate?

The Supreme Court of the United States could have a more conservative makeup soon, and while it’s purely an exercise in speculation at this point, it could likely be a mixed bag for the real estate industry and consumers.

HUD approves $5B Hurricane Harvey recovery plan for Texas

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday the approval of a $5 billion disaster recovery plan for Texas.

HUD failed to address lead paint dangers in public housing, report finds

HUD announced the results of an audit that revealed a lack of adequate oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation in public housing nationwide.

New York City will pay $2.2B for failure to provide ‘safe’ public housing

The New York City Housing Authority is forking over at least $2.2 billion after it admitted to lying to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for years about the condition of public housing developments and specifically, the pre…

Will Carson’s new HUD centers reduce the need for housing assistance?

The program’s ambitious goals are to increase employment and business ownership, enroll more individuals in college and GED programs, increase physicals and prenatal visits at federal health centers, increase civic engagement — and more.

June Is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, and the industry is recognizing the importance of homeownership as a milestone of the American Dream. This year’s theme, set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is “Find Your Place.” HUD is one of many agencies that provide resources to help consumers obtain and sustain homeownership. Through […]

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Nevada woman awarded $6K after being denied service animal

Owners of a Reno, Nevada, housing complex and a local real estate agency are being ordered to pay a prospective tenant $6,000 after they reportedly denied her request for a service animal, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban …

Ben Carson takes aim at emotional support animals at NAR conference

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson took a shot across the bow at emotional support animals, reaffirming a 2013 agency mandate banning the proliferation of service animals and the questionable online certificates deployed to register them.

HUD fines California landlords over racist renting practices

Property managers at two housing complexes in Lake Elsinore, California, were forced to pay $8,000 each in fines for alleged racial discrimination against prospective tenants, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced yesterday.

Activists sue HUD over suspension of anti-segregation rule

A trio of civil rights groups announced plans today to sue the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over the agency’s plans to suspend an Obama-era fair housing rule until Oct. 31, 2020.