Tag: hud

  • HUD reports homelessness in the U.S. declines by 14 percent

    HUD reports homelessness in the U.S. declines by 14 percent

    Homelessness is declining in the United States, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a press release November 17. According to the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, 549,928 people experienced homelessness on a single night in 2016, a 14 percent decline since 2010. That year is significant since that also […]

  • HUD Issues New Guidance Around Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act for People With Limited English Proficiency

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a “Limited English Proficiency” (LEP) guidance that addresses how those with limited English proficiency are protected against discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. HUD announced in a Sept. 15 press release that it has created new guidelines to clarify that those seeking housing cannot be […]

  • HUD offers $2 million in grants to help students living in assisted living pay for college

    HUD offers $2 million in grants to help students living in assisted living pay for college

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made it a little easier for students living in low-income housing to attend college earlier this month. HUD announced in a press release on August 2 that it is making $2 million in grant funding available to these students through its Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) […]

  • HUD supports housing services for HIV/AIDS community

    HUD supports housing services for HIV/AIDS community

    The Justice Resource Institute received $1.4 million in funding to support tenant-based rental assistance and other supportive services for the HIV/AIDS community in Plymouth, Bristol and Northern Essex counties earlier this month, HUD said in a press release. HUD awarded $24 million in grants nationwide to help more that 1,200 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS […]

  • HUD supports low-income job training in Massachusetts

    HUD supports low-income job training in Massachusetts

    HUD awarded $3.4 million to assist public housing agencies offering job training and employment to low-income residents Monday, the department said in a press release. The funding is part of $75 million in grants provided through the department’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program, HUD said. The grants will be used to assist public housing agencies participating in […]

  • HUD partners with Commonwealth agencies to end veteran homelessness

    HUD partners with Commonwealth agencies to end veteran homelessness

    In a push to truly eliminate chronic veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide a major funding boost to Massachusetts’ division of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. The HUD and VA announced the funding increase and partnership at the start of […]

  • HUD Cites Homeowner with Discriminatory Practices Against Families with Children

    HUD Cites Homeowner with Discriminatory Practices Against Families with Children

    HUD Secretary Julian Castro is charging the owner of a Springfield rental property for violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent an available unit to a family with a child. The Hernandez family had been residing in a unit with a relative at 27 Loring St. when they were denied the opportunity to […]

  • Boston Teams up with HUD, DOJ on Juvenile Reentry Program

    Boston Teams up with HUD, DOJ on Juvenile Reentry Program

    The City of Boston, HUD and the Department of Justice are teaming up to help formerly incarcerated juveniles re-acclimate to society, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said. Mayor Walsh announced the $100,000 program, funded through the DOJ’s Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program, in a press release on April 28. Funding will help Boston Housing Authority (BHA) […]

  • HUD awards Local Homeless and Service Programs $7.8 Million

    HUD awards Local Homeless and Service Programs $7.8 Million

    Dozens of local Homeless housing and service programs received a boost  from the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently as the agency continues to work towards President Barack Obama’s goals to prevent and end homelessness. HUD announced in a press release that 39  homeless housing and service programs in Massachusetts received $7.8 million in […]

  • Federal ROSS grant awarded to Public Housing Authorities

    Federal ROSS grant awarded to Public Housing Authorities

    Photo: D. B. King The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded over $1.9 million in grants to six Massachusetts Public Housing Authorities. Provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program, the funding will cover a 3-year period and support Service Coordinators at various Public Housing sites. In a press […]