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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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HUD AWARDS NEARLY $2 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a record $1.95 billion in grants to nearly 7,600 homeless assistance programs across throughout the nation, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

HUD CHARGES MANHATTAN CONDO OWNER WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENT WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging a Manhattan property owner with violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against a resident with disabilities who required the use of an assistance animal. Read HUD's charge.

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $56 MILLION FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN 77...

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $56.5 million to 77 Native American communities throughout the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development for residents, including funding construction projects and local jobs. The grants are part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program, which supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities. See a list of award winners below, and read individual project summaries here.

HUD CHARGES UPSTATE NEW YORK OWNERS, MANAGERS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENT WITH DISABILITY

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging an Oswego, New York, property owner and management company with housing discrimination following allegations that they discriminated against people with disabilities who required the use of assistance animals.

HUD INCREASES NEW YORK HOUSING COUNSELING FUNDING BY 24%

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $500,000 to 15 current grantees and 4 new recipients to help New York families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. A major new program was funded in Rochester, along with significant increases to four existing programs in New York City. The grants announced today are in addition to $2.1 million awarded to New York State in April

HUD Secretary Castro, Senator Charles Schumer, And Mayor De Blasio Announce Nation’s Largest Energy...

Initiative Estimated to Provide At Least $100 Million in Building Work to Reduce City Emissions While Lowering Energy Costs, Preserving Funds for Vital Repairs and Upgrades, and Creating Hundreds of Green Jobs.

Through a series of competitive Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), it is estimated that at least $100 million in work will occur across nearly 300 NYCHA developments to upgrade and retrofit thousands of buildings, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and generating tens of millions of dollars in cost savings, as well as creating more than 500 jobs.

HUD CHARGES NEW YORK HOUSING PROVIDER WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENT WITH DISABILITIES WHO NEEDED...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)announced today that it is charging the East River Housing Corporation in New York, NY,with violating the Fair Housing Act by denying a request from a tenant with disabilities to reside in her apartment with a medically-prescribed support animal. HUD’s charge alleges that East River employees ignored the woman’s many requests to keep her emotional support dog in her apartment and moved to evict her when she refused to get rid of the dog.

DONOVAN ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF NEW YORK CITY’S DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

WASHINGTON, DC - May 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD’s approval of New York City’s disaster recovery plan to help homeowners and businesses following Hurricane Sandy. Funded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, New York City’s action plan calls for a combined $1.77 billion investment in a variety of housing, infrastructure and business recovery activities

SECRETARY DONOVAN AND GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCE APPROVAL OF NEW YORK STATE’S DISASTER RECOVERY...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced federal approval of New York State's recovery action plan to help homeowners and businesses following Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. Funded through HUD's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG - DR) program, New York State's recovery action plan calls for a combined $1.7 billion investment in a variety of housing, infrastructure and business recovery activities. Read New York State’s action plan.

HUD ANNOUNCES DEAL TO REFINANCE MORTGAGE LOAN FOR NEW YORK CITY COOPERATIVE

WASHINGTON, DC - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a $621 million deal to refinance a previous mortgage at Co-op City, a large cooperative housing community that is home to more than 57,000 residents in the Bronx, New York. Today, HUD and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. closed on the loan that will preserve long-term affordable housing for these families and significantly lower annual interest payments for the building’s owner over the next 35 years. The new mortgage is backed by the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) General Insurance and Special Risk Insurance (GI/SRI) Fund.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES FORECLOSURE PROTECTION FOR NEW YORK STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of New York and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Sandy.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR NEW YORK STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - September 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State Of New York and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following Tropical Storm Lee.

HUD CHARGES NEW YORK CO-OP AND TWO OF ITS EMPLOYEES WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST TENANT...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging RiverBay Corporation, a housing cooperative located in the Bronx, and two of its employees with violating the Fair Housing Act for denying a disabled man’s reasonable accommodation request. HUD brings the charge on behalf of the disabled tenant, claiming that RiverBay refused to allow the tenant to have a medically prescribed emotional support animal and that the cooperative’s security officers harassed the tenant because of the service animal.

HUD CHARGES NEW YORK OWNER AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY WITH DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - February 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is charging the owner and management company of an apartment complex in the Town of Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly denying an accessible parking space to a resident with disabilities. Additionally, HUD’s charge alleges that 4 Anchorage Lane Owners, Inc. and Total Community Management Corp. refused to modify its parking policy to accommodate the resident’s request.

FHA and Ginnie Mae take action against TopDot Mortgage

WASHINGTON, DC - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Administration’s Mortgagee Review Board (MRB) today immediately and permanently withdrew the FHA approval of Premium Capital Funding, LLC, a Jericho, New York-based lender doing business as TopDot Mortgage.

HUD awards almost $500,000 to help public housing residents obtain jobs, economic independence

NEW YORK, NY - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $467,177 to nine public housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence. (Please see a listing of New York grantees below.)

HUD announces $5.6 million in housing counseling grants to New York nonprofit organizations

NEW YORK, NY - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York State families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $5.6 million in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD announces over $400,000 to stimulate housing in Jamestown

NEW YORK, NY - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Jamestown will receive $421,657 in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to stimulate its economy and produce affordable housing.

HUD announces disaster assistance for New York storm victims

WASHINGTON, DC - September 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to three western New York counties and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe storms and flooding.

HUD and the Department of Justice announce landmark civil rights agreement in Westchester County

Agreement seen as a national model for inclusive, diverse and sustainable communities. WASHINGTON, DC - August 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a historic civil rights settlement with Westchester County, New York. The landmark agreement will result in the construction of 750 units of affordable housing in neighborhoods with small minority populations; will remove existing impediments to fair and affordable housing; and will require the County to take active steps to ensure its housing and development practices are fair to families without regard to their race or ethnicity

HUD charges Long Island Housing Complex with discriminating against persons needing service animals

WASHINGTON, DC - July 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has charged Sunrise Villas, LLC, with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to allow residents at its Long Island, NY, age 55-and-over housing complex to have service animals that assist persons with disabilities.

NYSAFAH Names nyhomes 2008 Innovator of the Year

NEW YORK, NY - May 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) has named nyhomes, New York State's affordable housing bank, as its 2008 Innovator of the Year.

Mayor Bloomberg and Hud Secretary Preston Announce Federal Approval of $24 Million for New...

New York, NY- January 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Steve Preston and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn today announced the approval of $24 million in emergency assistance to allow New York City to buy, renovate and resell foreclosed properties.

Enterprise Commends President-Elect Obama for Selection of Shaun Donovan to Lead U.S. Department of...

Columbia, MD - December 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. applauds President-Elect Barack Obama for selecting Shaun Donovan to lead the U.S....

Senator Clinton Announces Nearly $4 Million In Funding For Lead-Safe Housing In Rochester

WASHINGTON, DC - October 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and...

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