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HUD Awards $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters caused a record $306 billion in damages to the United States in 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With the next hurricane season fast approaching, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on ...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Reflects on Fair Housing Act

In April of 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. This important legislation codified equal housing opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. ...

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HUD’s Carson: “We Simply Need to Do Better.”

On Thursday, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson announced new measures to protect the financial integrity of the department. "We simply need to do better. An updated system of internal controls will provide our agency with greater certainty that the dollars ...

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HUD Addresses Concerns About Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures

Reverse mortgages have become a popular—and sometimes controversial—way for Americans to make use of the accrued equity in their homes, especially for older homeowners. The latest controversy surrounds HUD foreclosures on homes participating in the home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) ...

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Secretary Carson Restates HUD Commitment to Fair Housing

On Thursday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson fired back against accusations that proposed changes to the HUD mission statement represented a rolling back of the agency's commitment to fair housing practices. Carson was responding to reports earlier in the week that HUD ...

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HUD’s Carson: ‘We Know How to End Homelessness’

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday announced an award of $2 billion in support of thousands of local housing and service programs across the U.S. This year’s installment of the annual HUD Continuum of Care grants will ...

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Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee

The 2017 Housing Budget appeared in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Thursday morning and was met with strong words from its members. While defending the proposal, Secretary Carson remained poised, articulate, and open as he fielded questions and concerns. He went on to say that the playbook needed to be changed because, “the pie is only so big.”

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