In parts of San Francisco, a six-figure salary is still ‘low-income’

If you’re living in San Francisco, $117,400 a year might still not be enough to get you out of the low-income category as determined by HUD.

White House wants to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Trump administration is proposing a sweeping reform of how the federal government supports housing finance by calling for the full privatization of mortgage-backed securities giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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.

Most housing complaints come from people with disabilities, study says

Individuals with disabilities made up nearly 60 percent of housing discrimination complaints in 2017, a new report from the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) found.

New York becomes the first state to join Fair Housing Act lawsuit against HUD

On May 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State would be the first state to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to enforce the Fair Housing Act, a measure that provides equal housing opport…

New housing starts fell in April, especially multifamily projects

Multifamily housing starts with five or more units fell from a seasonally adjusted 428,000 in March 2018 to 374,000 in April, a 12.6 percent drop. 

HUD proposes major overhaul of Section 8, tripling rent for low-income families

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials on Wednesday proposed a major overhaul to the country’s Section 8 voucher program and the low-income rental subsidies that affect 4.5 million American families.

HUD resumes its investigation into Facebook over discriminatory housing ads

Facebook is under investigation for housing discrimination, again. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reopened an investigation into discriminatory housing advertisements on Facebook, according to a report in Gizmodo.

Housing starts make solid 10% gain over December

“Ultimately, there is still large room for improvement given the fact overall housing inventory is currently near historic lows,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun …

How a government shutdown impacts real estate and housing

“The government shutdown will have an impact on real estate transactions should it continue for an extended period of time,” said NAR President Mendenhall …