HUD News

HUD Official Reaffirms Commitment to Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule

March 15, 2017    

Jon Gant, HUD’s Director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, recently reaffirmed HUD’s commitment to its smoke-free housing rule in public housing, which is due to take effect later this year.

Dr. Ben Carson Sworn in as New HUD Chief

March 15, 2017    

On March 2, 2017, Dr. Ben S. Carson, Sr., was sworn in as the 17th HUD Secretary, leading a cabinet agency with approximately 8,000 employees and an annual budget totaling more than $40 billion.

HUD Expands Housing Protections for Survivors of Violence

November 16, 2016    

HUD recently finalized a new rule to protect the housing of survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The final rule implements changes to HUD policies required under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013). Among other things, the rule...

New Protections for Victims of Harassment and Domestic Violence

September 22, 2016    

HUD recently added new regulations on fair housing claims for harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability. The new regulations also clarify when housing providers and others may be held directly or vicariously liable for illegal harassment or...

New Guidance on Fair Housing Protections for People with Limited English Proficiency

September 22, 2016    

Last week, HUD issued new guidance explaining how it will analyze fair housing claims alleging discrimination against people who don’t speak, read, or write English proficiently.

HUD Media Campaign Focuses on Shared Opportunity for All

April 20, 2016    

April is Fair Housing Month, the time of year when the nation celebrates the 48th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark law that was passed one week after the assassination...

HUD Proposes Rule to Protect Victims of Harassment in Housing

October 27, 2015    

HUD recently issued a proposed rule that would formalize standards for harassment cases under federal fair housing law in both private and publicly assisted housing. Although no formal regulation has been in place, HUD and courts have long held that fair housing law prohibits harassment in...

HUD Marks Fair Housing Month 2015 with National Media Campaign

April 22, 2015    

This April, HUD kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign to alert the public about housing discrimination and what they should do if they believe their housing rights have been violated.

Update on HUD's Fair Housing Mobile App

January 30, 2015    

Nearly two years ago, HUD launched its first mobile app to allow iPhone and iPad users, in real time, to learn about their fair housing rights and to file housing discrimination complaints.

Developed by HUD and Hewlett Packard, the app uses the latest technology to provide the public with...

HUD Marks Deaf History Month

March 20, 2014    

HUD is marking Deaf History Month by reaching out to those who are deaf and hard of hearing. National Deaf History Month, March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness and appreciation of deaf culture, heritage, and American Sign Language to the general public.

HUD Issues Guidelines on Assistance Animals and Reasonable Accommodations

August 19, 2013    

Earlier this year, HUD issued new guidelines on providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who require assistance animals. The guidelines discuss how the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) intersect regarding the use of service or...

HUD Proposes Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

July 25, 2013    

On July 19, 2013, HUD published a new proposed rule to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) in the Federal Register and made available background materials and a prototype geospatial tool. AFFH refers to the 1968 Fair...

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