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HUD and Dubuque, Iowa Settle Allegations of Discrimination

HUD and Dubuque, Iowa Settle Allegations of Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa, settling allegations that the city discriminated against African Americans. The agreement stemmed from allegations of discrimination in the administration of the city's Housing Choice Voucher Program.

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$1.6 Billion in Grants Renewed for Homeless Support Programs

$1.6 Billion in Grants Renewed for Homeless Support Programs

Support for HUD’S Continuum of Care Program has been extended, with the government awarding $1.6 billion in grants. The funding will support operations for nearly 7,100 homeless housing programs in every state, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional grant funding will go to hundreds of other local programs in the coming weeks.

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HUD: March Housing Scorecard Shows Progress

HUD: March Housing Scorecard Shows Progress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) latest Housing Scorecard for March, released in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, showed progress in the housing market, but cautioned that the national economy is still healing from the Great Recession. In particular, the report commented that foreclosure starts continued to decrease while January home prices remained stable.

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Banks Complete Consumer Relief Obligations

Banks Complete Consumer Relief Obligations

Joseph A. Smith, Jr., monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, filed final crediting reports with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo. The reports confirmed that banks have satisfied their consumer relief and refinancing obligations under the settlement, nearly a full year ahead of schedule.

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2015 HUD Budget Proposal Reveals New Fee, Program

2015 HUD Budget Proposal Reveals New Fee, Program

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan revealed HUD's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday in a conference call. "HUD's FY2015 budget request helps to create opportunity for all Americans by providing housing, capital investments, and critical services for millions of families," Donovan said.

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Housing Scorecard Details Progress, Examines San Francisco MSA

Housing Scorecard Details Progress, Examines San Francisco MSA

While the housing market made great strides toward recovery last year with improvements in foreclosures, home prices, and homeowner equity, the economy is “still healing” from the effects of the recent downturn, according to the latest Housing Scorecard from the Obama administration. Released Friday, the January report found several improving indicators and particular strength in the San Francisco metro area, which has benefited from significant government support.

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HUD Defines Two Types of Qualified Mortgages

HUD Defines Two Types of Qualified Mortgages

HUD has issued a newly revised definition for Qualified Mortgage (QM) which will affect all Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans moving forward. The new rule goes into effect January 10, 2014, and will apply to mortgages that are insured, guaranteed, or administered through HUD. The agency's version of QM builds on the existing QM rule finalized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this year.

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Over 75 HUD Homes Hit the Auction Block This Weekend in Seattle

Over 75 HUD Homes Hit the Auction Block This Weekend in Seattle

The real estate auction house Hudson & Marshall is putting more than 75 HUD-owned homes in the Seattle, and Tacoma, Washington area up for sale this weekend. The auction will be held at the Seattle Airport Marriott on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. (PST). Hudson & Marshall is also offering live simulcast online bidding during the auction through its H&MLive! Web portal.

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FHA Updates Underwriting Guidelines for Evaluating Borrower Risk

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued new guidelines for manually underwritten loan applications that should improve a lender's ability to evaluate borrowers' risk and reduce credit requirement ""overlays"" that exceed FHA's lending standards. The agency says the move will help restore its depleted Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund from which it pays claims without forcing lenders to over-tighten credit standards.

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