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Now Available: Funding Navigator Tool

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Build for the Future Funding Navigator on the HUD Exchange. The Funding Navigator provides information on funding opportunities made available under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and other federal programs. >> Read More

HUD Clarifies Civil Rights Protections Against Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Shared Ancestry or Ethnic Characteristics

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and seven other agencies across the federal government are for the first time clarifying in writing that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits antisemitism, Islamophobia, and related forms of discrimination. In addition to shared ancestry and ethnic characteristics, religion is also a protected class under the Fair Housing Act, which HUD will continue to vigorously enforce. >> Read More

On Oct. 1, USDA will Begin Using Most Recent Census Data to Determine Eligibility for Rural Development Programs

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  • On: 09/28/2023 13:26:38
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today announced that USDA, on Oct. 1, 2023, will begin using the most recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine program eligibility for Rural Development programs. >>  Read More

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT - On Oct. 1, USDA will Begin Using Most Recent Census Data to Determine Eligibility for Rural Development Programs

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  • On: 09/28/2023 09:25:04
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STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT

On Oct. 1, USDA will Begin Using Most Recent Census Data to Determine Eligibility for Rural Development Programs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today announced that USDA, on Oct. 1, 2023, will begin using the most recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine program eligibility for Rural Development programs.

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2024, the agency will use 2020 Decennial Census population data and 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) income data to determine eligibility. The agency previously used 2010 Decennial Census population data and 2006-2010 ACS data.

To learn more, read full STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT.

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HUD Awards Nearly $1 Million for Research to Close Homeownership Gap

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $1 million in grant awards to conduct rigorous research focused on closing gaps in access to mortgage financing and homeownership faced by borrowers of color and other underserved groups.
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HUD Secretary Delivers Remarks at Louisiana Housing Conference in Baton Rouge

On Tuesday, September 26th, Marcia L. Fudge, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), traveled to Baton Rouge, LA, to attend the Louisiana Housing Conference: Building Pathways, Partnership, and Possibilities for Affordable Housing.
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Tenant Education and Outreach Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar

$10 million of funding will be awarded to one intermediary organization which will make sub-awards local tenant organizations and tenant-affiliated community-based organizations. This funding will support capacity-building efforts that enable tenants who live in HUD’s project-based rental assistance (PBRA) housing to engage with property managers and help sustain safe, decent, and affordable housing.
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HUD Names Jen Larson Director of Multifamily Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight

It is my pleasure to announce Jen Larson as the Director of the Multifamily Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight (OAMPO). Prior to her new position, Jen's most recent role was Housing Senior Advisor in HUD’s Office of Recapitalization working primarily on the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). >> Read More of HUD Names Jen Larson Director of Multifamily Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight

HUD Rolls Out 29 Waivers to Accelerate Hurricane Idalia Recovery Efforts in Florida

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  announced today a package of 29 regulatory and administrative waivers aimed at helping communities in Florida accelerate their recovery from Hurricane Idalia. Today’s announcement of regulatory and administrative waivers issued by the Department builds on other support HUD is providing in the wake of the storm. >> Read All of HUD Rolls Out 29 Waivers to Accelerate Hurricane Idalia Recovery Efforts in Florida

HUD Earns Smart Energy Decisions’ 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Public Housing, Energy Branch received the Smart Energy Decisions' (SED) 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award. At the Net Zero Forum Fall held in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Charles Marshall, HUD's Energy Director, received an award on behalf of his team.  >> Read All of HUD Earns Smart Energy Decisions’ 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
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