HUD

Use of Disparate Impact Remains in Question as HUD Considers Change Which Could Affect Tenant Screening, Opines TenantScreeningUSA.com

WALTHAM, MASS./ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) Recently the Department of Housing and Urban Development began a review of the use of Disparate Impact as a legal apparatus in cases of discrimination as related to housing. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of TenantScreeningUSA.com, opines: “Currently more and more entities are commenting on how HUD should look … Continue reading Use of Disparate Impact Remains in Question as HUD Considers Change Which Could Affect Tenant Screening, Opines TenantScreeningUSA.com

U.S. Department of Housting and Urban Development (HUD) News: HUD Approves $1.5 Billion disaster Recovery Plan in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson Monday announced HUD has approved a $1.5 billion disaster recovery plan to help citizens in Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Puerto Rico recently submitted the plan for HUD’s review which primarily focuses on the restoration of damaged and destroyed … Continue reading U.S. Department of Housting and Urban Development (HUD) News: HUD Approves $1.5 Billion disaster Recovery Plan in Puerto Rico

Florida News: Florida Governor Scott – $616 Million for Affordable Housing and Business Assistance Approved for Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Thursday, following a meeting with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Rick Scott announced the approval to distribute $616 million to local communities for Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from last year’s hurricane season.  During the meeting, the Governor also discussed the importance of this … Continue reading Florida News: Florida Governor Scott – $616 Million for Affordable Housing and Business Assistance Approved for Florida

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

WASHINGTON/June 25, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD’s Office of Inspector General, paint a portrait of an agency without … Continue reading Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

Low-income residents could experience HUD rent increase

MONTGOMERY, Ala./June 16, 2016 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Low-income Alabama residents receiving federal assistance might experience increased rent by more than $800 a year. The possible rate increase could impact more than 180,000 people and about 83,000 households according to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Al.com reported . The center says the average HUD … Continue reading Low-income residents could experience HUD rent increase

Florida Realtors®: June is National Homeownership Month

ORLANDO, Fla., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — June is National Homeownership Month, a time of year when Florida Realtors, Realtors across the U.S. and others celebrate the importance of owning a home and the impact it has on the lives of American families, local neighborhoods and the nation’s economic health. This year’s theme is National … Continue reading Florida Realtors®: June is National Homeownership Month

Problems spark change in West Virginia flood housing program

CHARLESTON, W.Va./June 8, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Gov. Jim Justice has named the head of the West Virginia National Guard to oversee a program to help victims of 2016 floods obtain federal housing assistance after complaints of poor management and residents receiving no help. Justice said at a news conference Monday that James Hoyer, the state … Continue reading Problems spark change in West Virginia flood housing program

Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

CHARLESTON, S.C./June 8, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness. Morris lives in Charleston, … Continue reading Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent