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 …

Housing execs accused of funding boozy trips with taxpayer money

Officials contend that two former high-ranking public housing executives in southern Illinois bilked taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by using public funds for boozy, all-expense paid trips to Las Vegas, gifts for coworkers and lavish …

HUD will fund $38 million to fight housing discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would make $38 million available for different initiatives that fight housing discrimination …

Housing starts leap in June but shortage rages on

Skyrocketing home prices have plagued the real estate market for over a year with the only solution being an increase in housing starts and completions to bring prices back down. Residential construction has been on the uptick, but is it enough to make…