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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...

Deputy Secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Tours Chester, Pennsylvania

The deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Maurice Jones traveled to Chester, Pennsylvania to tour some HUD financed developments. HUD is a government agency that works to create quality and sustainable affordable housing for all. The executive director ... read more...

Three Affordable Housing Developments Earn The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Design Award

Three affordable housing developments earned the prestigious HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected Richardson Apartments in San Francisco, California; Bud Clark ... read more...

Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for 2013 for the purpose of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

On April 24, 2012 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated qualified census tracts (QCTs) for 2013 for the purpose of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) under the Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The LIHTC is a tax incentive intended to increase ... read more...

New Castle County Department of Community Services Annual Public Meeting

Yesterday I attended the New Castle County annual public meeting held by the Department of Community Services, Community Development and Housing Division.  The meeting started off with an overview of its consolidated Plan 2010-2011 Annual Performance Report and a summary of the Impediments to ... read more...

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

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued $26.6 million in grants through the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) to four organizations. The grants will allow for the creation of 1,477 homes for low-income homebuyers. The Self-Help Homeownership ... read more...

September Council on Housing (COH) Public Session

The monthly Council on Housing (COH) meeting was held this week at the Huling Cove community building in Lewes, Delaware. Handouts include an Agenda, June 8, 2011 meeting minutes, and a presentation on the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP). The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) ... 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...

Delaware to Receive $12,454,159 in Block Grant Allocations for FY 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the following final FY 2011 block grant allocations totaling 5.4 billion, of which Delaware is receiving $12,454,159: $3.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds (reduced 16.5% from FY 2010); Dover- $247,673 ... read more...