On the day after the New Year holiday, the halls of HUD headquarters in Washington, DC continue to remain largely silent. As of Friday, Jan. 4, the operational shutdown, prompted by a lack of FY 2019 spending authorization or stopgap spending approval, was entering its 14th day. HUD officials helping make up the skeleton staff of “essential” employees -- 350 according to the HUD count -- say that 7,150 HUD workers are “nonessential” and will sit out the balance of the shutdown which began Dec. 22. As of our latest publication deadline, there was no re [...]
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