Trump administration moves to weaken fair housing rule

Oct 17, 2019
Some say the changes will make it harder for women and minorities to challenge housing discrimination.
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Trump administration proposes new housing discrimination standard

Aug 19, 2019
The proposed rule would require plaintiffs to show that a policy is not only discriminatory but also arbitrary.
A house for sale in San Rafael, California.
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HUD secretary expected to push for cuts to low-income housing benefits, programs

Apr 3, 2019
President Trump’s proposed budget would introduce work requirements for housing subsidies and reduce funding for rental assistance.
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson participate in the CNBC Republican presidential debate on Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado.
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For Americans who rely on public housing, HUD proposals strike fear

Aug 10, 2018
In Erie, Pennsylvania, where more than a quarter of residents live in poverty, many are in "chronic crisis mode," one social worker says.
The Poor People’s Campaign March makes its way through downtown Erie. Marchers advocated for increased affordable housing in Erie, better-paying jobs and more accountability from elected officials.
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Affordable housing advocates lament reports of HUD budget axe

Mar 9, 2017
City and state agencies that provide vouchers and housing subsidies for low-income residents could be hit hard by proposed deep cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the Washington Post. It reports documents it obtained show…

Public smoking ban in public housing

Jan 7, 2016
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban.
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Out of public housing, and hoping for something better

Jan 6, 2016
For Section 8 housing residents in Macon, Georgia, change is welcome.

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Housing and Urban Development gets a new head

Jul 28, 2014
Former mayor Julian Castro faces challenge with budget-minded Congress.

What does HUD do?

May 23, 2014
We look at the limits of HUD, and the tools HUD has to help the housing recovery.

Friday furloughs mean less services

May 24, 2013
Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?