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HUD: Enough is Enough

The poorest Americans have been paying more to live in substandard conditions. Trump administration says it may be time to take a more businesslike approach to the problem.

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A Helping Hand from HUD

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Wednesday that its continuing its commitment to fighting discrimination in housing by making available grants for qualified organizations. See how much money will be available this year.

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Money to Recovering Cities

When disaster strikes, many individuals first reaction is to make sure everyone is safe, but once the dust settles, it’s time for the city itself to recover. That’s when the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 and the Disaster Recovery Program comes in.

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More Rules for HUD

The Office of the Inspector General has recently audited a HUD single-family note sales program. Read on to see where the program was lacking and the office’s recommendation.

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Dear HUD; Love, Senators

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro (D-Nev.) recently headed a letter that 29 other U.S. senators signed regarding changes that were made on HUD’s website concerning the LGBTQ community. Why were the changes made and will they be reinstated on the website?

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Pam Patenaude’s Advancement Sparks Industry Excitement

Pam Patenaude was advanced by the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday afternoon as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, although she still must pass the Senate confirmation vote. Patenaude was received favorably by all members of the committee, aside from Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who requested to be recorded as a no vote.

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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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Secretary Carson Makes Rounds During Homeownership Month

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is preparing for a big June as he kicks off the newly proclaimed National Homeownership Month with a forum at his own agency today. He’ll also go before Congress next week to discuss potential HUD budget cuts via Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which slashes the agency’ funding by more than $6 billion. The cuts will also significantly reduce HUD’s rental assistance program, which Carson recently discussed in a Sirius XM radio interview.

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Carson: The Right Mindset Can Overcome

According to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, with “the right mindset,” many of the low-income citizens using his department’s services could cease to need them. Carson said as much in a recent radio interview, when he talked poverty, housing, and the role the government should play in both. The interview comes on the back of President Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which includes more than $6 billion in cuts to the HUD budget.

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