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Homelessness down in most areas but up overall

Posted on December 6, 2017

The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress shows that there were 553,742 people experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2017. That’s a .7 percent increase since 2016.  Homelessness for families with children also went down by 5.4 percent. Still, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says there are now more people…

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HUD and Census Bureau report latest residential construction activity

Posted on October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for September 2017. Building Permits: Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000. This is 4.5 percent (±1.6 percent)…

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#TuesdayTip: REAC changes are now in effect

Posted on October 17, 2017

Are you ready for the REAC changes? New changes went into effect October 2, 2017. In this week’s Tuesday Tip, Vickie Bell highlights a few changes. Watch the video below and download your copy of HUD’s REAC Compilation Bulletin RAPID 4.0 VERSION 3 now! Please follow us!…

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ESLHA back to Local Control, after 30+ yrs under Fed

Posted on September 25, 2017

Last Thursday, Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, announced that the East St. Louis Housing Authority is being handed over back to local management after being under federal receivership for nearly 32 years. The original federal intervention happened on October 28, 1985, due to the local Housing Authority showing signs of negligence of its duty…

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Beware of Fair Housing Spoofing Scam

Posted on September 15, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is warning about a telephone spoofing scam involving the Fair Housing Discrimination hotline. The callers spoof the hotline number and then asks the person to send money. Please read the warning from HUD via NAHMA: It has come to our attention that the Housing Discrimination Hotline has…

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