HUD News

HUD Proposes Revised 'Disparate Impact' Rule

August 21, 2019    

Last week, HUD published a proposed rule to amend the HUD interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. HUD says the proposed rule as amended would provide more appropriate guidance on what constitutes unlawful disparate impact and would better reflect the Supreme...

HUD and John Marshall Law School Launch National Fair Housing Training Academy

July 24, 2019    

HUD recently announced that it’s partnering with the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc., to develop the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA). The Academy will prepare fair housing advocates, lawyers, investigators, and other stakeholders on...

HUD Kicks Off Fair Housing Month with Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

April 16, 2019    

April is Fair Housing Month, a time when HUD celebrates the Fair Housing Act and recommits itself to ensuring every American has access to housing that’s free from discrimination. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national...

Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness of Sexual Harassment in Housing

July 26, 2018    

The Justice Department and HUD recently released a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at raising awareness and reaching victims of sexual harassment in housing.

HUD to Seek Public Comment on 'Disparate Impact' Regulation

May 17, 2018    

HUD recently announced that it will formally seek public comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the court recognized...

HUD Awards $37 Million to Fight Housing Discrimination

January 25, 2018    

On Jan. 23, 2018, HUD announced it is awarding $37 million to fight housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). These grants will support more than 150 national and local fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the Fair Housing Act.

Farías Sworn in as HUD's Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

August 17, 2017    

Last week, Texas native Anna Maria Farías was sworn in as HUD’s new Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO).

HUD Announces Winners of 2017 Healthy Homes Awards

August 17, 2017    

Last month, HUD and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) announced that four model programs around the nation are recipients of the HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes, an award recognizing excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes. For the...

HUD Celebrates Fair Housing Month

April 20, 2017    

To celebrate Fair Housing Month, HUD marked the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. HUD says that law goes to the heart of...

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...