HUD will spend $39.2 million to promote fair housing (7/24/2015)
This year’s funding includes six new types of grants, including one for testing rental and sales transactions. The application deadline is Aug. 26.
Obama commends HUD’s new fair housing rules (7/15/2015)
HUD’s latest rules push communities to study historic patterns of segregation and plot a path to change – an initiative the president praised in a recent speech.
HUD: Cities must do more to avoid housing inequality (7/10/2015)
Under the rules announced Wed., cities must become more assertive as fair housing advocates. If not, they could lose their HUD federal housing grants.
HUD issues final rule for communities’ funding (7/8/2015)
Cities that want HUD affordable housing funds must adhere to compliance rules that now include fair housing and community development goals.
HUD checking for wheelchair, deaf discrimination (6/30/2015)
The fed agency says its study found that home seekers who are deaf or use a wheelchair receive fewer options for renting than those who aren’t challenged.
HUD settles with North Miami Beach condo association (6/4/2015)
The association, which allegedly made discriminatory remarks about black and Hispanic residents and attempted to evict them, will pay a $109K settlement.
Foreclosure upkeep complaint filed for 7 Fla. cities (5/13/2015)
Fair housing groups filed a HUD discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae, alleging it does more to market and maintain homes in primarily white neighborhoods.
HUD campaign educates public about fair housing (4/21/2015)
April is Fair Housing Month. To “celebrate,” Housing and Urban Development launched a national media campaign to help the public recognize discrimination.
HOA shouldn’t ask owner to remove ramp after sale (3/27/2015)
The HOA, which will pay $20K, asked an owner to remove a ramp if their buyer says it’s not needed, but sellers can’t ask that upfront based on fair housing laws.
HUD wants to expand domestic violence protections (3/25/2015)
A 90-day comment period is open for a proposal to extend “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” rules to almost all HUD program participants.