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.

HUD settles three separate sexual harassment lawsuits

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it’s reached settlements with three separate landlords over claims of sexual harassment — a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

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.

HUD Considers Changes to Mission Statement, ‘Free From Discrimination’ Possibly Removed

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering modifying its mission statement, eliminating “free from discrimination,” reported several sources Wednesday. The agency’s current mission statement, in part: HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to…build inclusive […]

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HUD puts $35 million toward public housing independence

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will devote $35 million to helping “low-income residents become self-sufficient” in housing, the department announced Tuesday …

‘Worst Case Housing Needs’ Rises to Over 8 Million

More than 8 million renter households were identified as having “worst case housing needs,” or burdened by rent and/or living in unsuitable conditions, in 2015, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—the second-highest share ever recorded. Those labeled “worst case” are renters with very low incomes and […]

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Department of Housing and Urban Development offering $2 billion in homeless assistance grants

A program that provides funding to state and local governments through the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of ending homelessness has announced that it’s making $2 billion in funds available …