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HUD: Housing Improves; Still Needs Further Recovery

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its April 2014 Housing Scorecard, noting that home prices remained stable, foreclosure completions continued to their lowest levels since mid-2007, existing home sales stabilized, new home sales slowed, and the administration's foreclosure mitigation efforts continued to provide relief for troubled homeowners.

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HUD Settles Denver-Area Discrimination Complaint

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it has reached an agreement with the owners/managers of a Denver-area apartment complex, resolving complaints of discrimination. The apartment complex, The Orchards at Cherry Creek Apartments in Centennial, was charged with discrimination after refusing to allow children to play outside.

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New Home Sales Plummet 14.5% in March

Monthly data released Wednesday by HUD and the Census Bureau shows sales of new homes last month plummeting 14.5 percent from February to an estimated seasonally adjusted yearly rate of 384,000. The last time transactions ran so low was last July, when they came to 383,000.

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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

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

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

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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Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the February edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard on Friday. The report found that new home sales rose, foreclosure completion were down, and home prices remained stable.

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2015 HUD Budget Proposal Reveals New Fee, Program

2015 HUD

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

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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