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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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HUD awards $170,000 to Muskogee, Shawnee and Tulsa housing authorities to help public housing...

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $176,017 to three Oklahoma housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence. A list of the grantees and amounts follow.

HUD Awards $447,000 in Grants to Housing Authorities in Texas to Help Public Housing...

FORT WORTH, TX - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $477,106 to eight Texas housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence. A list of the grantees and amounts follows.

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH LAKE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO END DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT AND KEEP...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two elderly sisters will continue living together under an agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) in Grayslake, Illinois.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ALABAMA STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - January 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to counties in Alabama and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month’s severe storms and flooding.

Obama Administration Awards Over $22 Million in Homeless Grants Throughout New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC - December 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Obama Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is renewing grant funding needed to keep 159 local homeless assistance programs throughout New Jersey operating.

HUD CHARGES ALABAMA LANDLORD AND MANAGER WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is charging a Marshall County, Alabama, trailer owner and rental manager with discriminating against a white family by disconnecting water service and forcing them to leave because the manager objected to interracial dating. According to the complaint, Phillip Maze, rental agent for his mother Opal Maze, told a HUD investigator, “I do not have any blacks on my property and I am aware that we have a biracial president, but no federal law will make me rent to anyone I do not want to.”

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ALASKA STORM VICTIMS

Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families. WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to counties in Alaska and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and rockslides.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ARKANSAS STORM VICTIMS

Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in 37 counties WASHINGTON, DC - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to counties in Arkansas and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding.

FHA SUSPENDS EQUITABLE TRUST MORTGAGE CORP.

WASHINGTON, DC - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that it is immediately suspending Equitable Trust Mortgage Corporation (ETM) of Baltimore, Maryland, thereby preventing the Company from originating and underwriting new FHA-insured mortgages. FHA is imposing this action because ETM improperly overcharged 37 borrowers for broker and loan origination fees in excess of what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development currently allows. HUD discovered that these unauthorized fees were charged to a substantially greater percentage of minority borrowers (68 percent) than non-minorities.

HUD CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS CONDO BOARD AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, DC - December 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is charging an Andover, Massachusetts, condominium association, a property management company, and two individuals with discriminating against families with children. HUD accuses Property Management of Andover, Inc., and its property manager, and Stonecleave Village Association, and its president, with unlawfully charging fees to parents for allowing their children to play in the common area

IEMA Encourages People to Test Homes for Radon during Radon Action Week Oct.

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of the deadly disease for non-smokers. Yet many people in Illinois have no idea if their homes have high levels of this health hazard. That’s why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging people throughout Illinois to test their homes for radon during Radon Action Week October 18-24.

HUD announces $5.6 million in housing counseling grants to New York nonprofit organizations

NEW YORK, NY - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York State families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $5.6 million in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD Announces $2.9 Million in Housing Counseling Grants to15 Housing Counseling Organizations in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Texas families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $2,934,197 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Announces $76.5 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that 31 cities and four counties in Texas will receive a total of $76,571,141 to support community development and produce more affordable housing.

HUD awards $143,401 in Housing Counseling Grants to 5 housing counseling organizations in West...

CHARLESTON, WV - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charleston families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $143,401 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $143,401 in Housing Counseling Grants to 5 housing counseling organizations in West...

CHARLESTON, WV - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charleston families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $143,401 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $143,401 in Housing Counseling Grants to 5 housing counseling organizations in West...

CHARLESTON, WV - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charleston families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $143,401 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $143,401 in Housing Counseling Grants to 5 housing counseling organizations in West...

CHARLESTON, WV - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charleston families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $143,401 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $143,401 in Housing Counseling Grants to 5 housing counseling organizations in West...

CHARLESTON, WV - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charleston families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $143,401 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD awards $143,401 in Housing Counseling Grants to 5 housing counseling organizations in West...

CHARLESTON, WV - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charleston families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $143,401 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD APPROVES $34.2 MILLION FINANCING DEAL TO REPLACE AGING HOSPITAL IN MENDOTA, ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to Mendota Community Hospital in Mendota, Illinois. The $34,220,000 loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration’s Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

Governor Quinn Announces Availability of Recovery Funds for Low-Income Home Weatherization Efforts

CHICAGO, IL - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced that approximately $242 million in additional Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) funding is available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to assist with low-income home weatherization efforts over the next two years.

HUD announces over $400,000 to stimulate housing in Jamestown

NEW YORK, NY - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Jamestown will receive $421,657 in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to stimulate its economy and produce affordable housing.

HUD announces $18.7 million for affordable housing and community development in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - September 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that Denison, El Paso, Fort Bend County, Longview and Tyler will receive a total of $18,781,606 to support community development and produce more affordable housing.

HUD Awards $553,609 for Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Rural Nebraska

WASHINGTON, DC - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $553,609 to two rural housing programs in Nebraska to stimulate economic development, create jobs and produce more affordable housing.

HUD accepts Illinois’ $17 million disaster recovery plan

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today accepted a $17.3 million plan from the State of Illinois to support its recovery following last year's devastating floods. The emergency funding is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and will help Illinois to buyout homes and support local infrastructure projects located in flood-prone areas.

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Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of future affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. Once completed, the project will offer 155 affordable apartments for families