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'Family Sufficiency' Under Scrutiny; Public Comment Sought
The program has been around since 1992, but previous evaluations haven't produced quality results on the program's success.
posted 12/11/12 10:21 AM read complete story
Funding for 'Promise Neighborhoods' Progam Likely to Increase
While the fate of other community-wide efforts, including the Housing & Urban Development Department's Choice Neighborhoods and Sustainable Communities initiatives, really hinged on an Obama win, Promise Neighborhoods has bipartisan support and likely would have survived regardless.
posted 11/20/12 2:53 PM read complete story
HUD to Offer Income Eligibility Calculator for CPD Programs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will offer a new income eligibility calculator to aid Community Planning and Development (CPD) grantees to determine funding amount for beneficiaries of most CPD programs.
posted 10/29/12 2:42 PM read complete story
HUD Gathering Innovative Development Ideas
HUD creates a new online platform called "Innovation of the Day" that will highlight best practices in affordable housing, community development and urban planning worldwide. The new site will use input from users that HUD will offer as innovations that communities, nonprofits, foundatio...
posted 8/21/12 12:46 AM read complete story
World Trade Center Developers Asked to Recover $125,000
HUD inspectors ask the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) -- formed by New York City and state officials to redevelop the former World Trade Center site -- to recover $125,000 of federal disaster funding reimbursed either inappropriately or unreasonably. HUD's Office of Inspector Genera...
posted 8/1/12 6:41 PM read complete story
Johnston to Bring Result-Based Approach to HUD CPD
Mark Johnston, HUD's new Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), is expected to bring a results-oriented approach to community development programs.
posted 6/1/12 1:32 PM read complete story
HUD OIG Seeks CO City Stimulus Money Recapture
HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) says $22,000 in Public Housing Capital Fund stimulus money should be recaptured from the Aurora (CO) Housing Authority (AHA) and seeks justification of $206,000 in city stimulus-funded procurements and contracts. The OIG's report says the city failed to obli...
posted 5/21/12 6:07 PM read complete story
HUD Sends $70 Million in Technical Aid, Capacity-Building
HUD awards more than $70 million to nonprofits that focus on helping local governments revitalize neighborhoods, help homeless people and build affordable housing. The funding complements HUD's eCon Planning Suite, which helps generate local data used to target HUD grant funds toward areas of great...
posted 5/15/12 3:22 PM read complete story
Donovan Urges Passage of Home Refinancing Bills
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is urging Congress to move on three Senate bills offered this week that will increase access to mortgage refinancing and stabilize neighborhoods by helping prevent foreclosures. Donovan, speaking during a May 11 conference call with reporters, says the bills can help fil...
posted 5/11/12 12:57 PM read complete story
HUD Issues $201 Million in Continuum of Care Funds
HUD distributes $201 million to support 731 new homeless programs nationwide, providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing for more than 15,000 individuals and families. The department sets aside nearly $16 million to support 103 new housing and service programs in rural communiti...
posted 3/14/12 12:59 PM read complete story
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