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June Is National Homeownership Month

June 5th, 2018
June is National Homeownership Month, and the industry is recognizing the importance of homeownership as a milestone of the American Dream. This year’s theme, set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is “Find Your Place.” HUD is...

HUD Considers Changes to Mission Statement, ‘Free From Discrimination’ Possibly Removed

March 10th, 2018
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering modifying its mission statement, eliminating “free from discrimination,” reported several sources Wednesday. The agency’s current mission statement, in part: HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and...

‘Worst Case Housing Needs’ Rises to Over 8 Million

August 12th, 2017
More than 8 million renter households were identified as having “worst case housing needs,” or burdened by rent and/or living in unsuitable conditions, in 2015, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—the...

Fair Housing Month Puts Spotlight on Housing Discrimination

April 5th, 2017
April is National Fair Housing Month. 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which protects against housing discrimination due to “race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children” when applying for home financing...

New Broker Strategies: Reset a Course at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

May 8th, 2017
With a vast array of communication touch points, are you effectively engaging on all channels? Gain insight on the new broker strategies effectively reaching today’s clients and prospects at RISMedia’s upcoming Power Broker Forum, New Broker Strategies for Engaging Today’s...

REALTORS® Gather in D.C. to Address Key Issues

May 17th, 2017
Approximately 9,000 REALTORS® are gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, addressing members of Congress and regulators on key real estate issues, as well as participating in sessions delivered by industry experts and...

Trump Administration Proposes 2018 HUD Budget

May 24th, 2017
The Trump Administration on Tuesday announced its 2018 proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), scaling back funding to the agency approximately 13 percent to $40.68 billion. The proposed budget preserves rental assistance for 4.5...

Carson Confirmed to Lead HUD

March 2nd, 2017
The U.S. Senate issued a final vote Thursday confirming Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 58-41. The party-line approval assigns Carson leadership of the agency, which currently has a budget of $47 billion...

Trump Administration ‘Indefinitely’ Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

January 23rd, 2017
The recent reduction in annual mortgage insurance premiums for Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed mortgages has been “suspended indefinitely,” the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in a mortgagee letter on Friday. The cut would have lowered premiums...

Carson Approved as HUD Secretary

January 24th, 2017
A Senate Committee on Tuesday approved Ben Carson as Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary. President Trump nominated Carson for the position in November, stating Carson “has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families...

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