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The Danneman Firm assists the Food Bank of Delaware

    The Danneman Firm was proud to provide legal services and partner with The Food Bank of Delaware, a critical organization for distributing food for those in need. The Firm donated services to help in the settlement process for the Food Bank’s new facility (222 Lake Drive) which ... read more...

HUD Accuses Facebook of Perpetuating Housing Discrimination

“Discrimination in housing-related advertising is against the law” said Paul Compton, general counsel for The Department of Housing and Urban Development. This sentiment was further stated by HUD Secretary Ben Carson who made clear that using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices based ... read more...

April is Fair Housing Month. Here’s why you should care.

April is Fair Housing Month. So join me, for a moment, as we use this excuse to help raise some awareness about fair housing. April is an opportunity for all of us within the affordable housing industry to step back, take stock and share some statistics and stories with people outside the ... read more...

HUD Announces Grantees of the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans, and Chicago to be the first receivers of a collective $122 million in Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grants. The grants will be used to assist in neighborhood revitalization in ... read more...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Announces Availability of $25 Million for Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) issued a notice of funding availability (NOFA) of $25 million for the Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund to be used for the purpose of energy efficiency upgrades at multifamily ... read more...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Awards Over $28 Million For Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded 46 rural and tribal communities more than $28 million through the Rural Innovation Fund to address distressed housing conditions and concentrated poverty.  HUD received a total of 307 applications, requesting more than $236 ... read more...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Seeks Comments to the New Assessment Requirements for Public Housing Authorities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposal that would require all Public Housing Authorities (PHA) to increase the amount of Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) to every five years, with updates annually. Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) show the amount of work ... read more...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Awards $1.9 Billion to Public Housing

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an award of more than $1.9 billion in capital funding to public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Capital Fund Program provides annual ... read more...

Reduced Funding a Concern for Rural Affordable Housing in Fiscal Year 2012

Movement into the second half of the first session of the 112th Congress brings several issues to the forefront when dealing with rural affordable housing.  There are major changes in funding that will impact Fiscal Year 2012’s Rural Development Budget.  The following issues, as stated by the ... read more...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Announces Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) Funding Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will provide $27 million in grants to produce 1,500 new affordable homes through the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP).  The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) program provides federal ... read more...