Tag: hud

Interview with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

Plucked from New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development, Shaun Donovan is leading the effort to make the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into a relevant, powerful agency.

HUD’s New Team

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama administration is equipped with an impressive list of housing experts at the top....

Interview with Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government...

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget has a portfolio that includes HUD, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Homeland Security departments, as well as the U.S. Postal Service and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All of these make a direct and profound impact in the community development world.

The Continued Importance of Fair Lending in the Age of Obama

Housing discrimination continues to plague the market, as does the myth that the housing crisis resulted from extending homeownership and home mortgage credit to historically underserved groups: minority families. Even with the Obama administration's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan and, within that, the Making Home Affordable program, minority groups continue to suffer ongoing discrimination and fair housing violations.

Crossing Silos: HUD, DOT, and Sustainable Communities

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation have unveiled a new partnership to help families gain better access to...

Equity 2.0: The Missing Pieces

Under President Obama, data transparency, private-sector innovation, and a renewed commitment to expanding opportunity could revolutionize housing and urban planning. But just as proponents of equity, open government data, and social entrepreneurship are being appointed to key positions, and while the administration is still young, the new HUD/DOT sustainable communities initiative illustrates why the devil is in the details.

HUD Sec’y Resigns, Questions Linger

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson's departure failed to dispel concerns about his conduct in office that led to multiple ethics investigations.

The New HUD Secretary

After his swearing-in as HUD secretary, Mel Martinez vowed to address the needs of minorities, the elderly, and working families.

One Hundred Issues Later: Battles Won, War Goes On

One hundred issues and 23 years ago, a group of tenant activists, community organizers, and legal aid attorneys came together to begin a new...

Getting the Lead Out: Controlling Lead Paint Hazards in Housing

The issue of lead poisoning provides a unique opportunity for collaboration among activists and groups working on a variety of issues but with common goals and values.

Appendix B: Affordable Housing: An Endangered Species

Note: This appendix is part of a series "Saving Affordable Housing," which begins with an introduction here. The United States spends less on direct housing...

Continuing Lack of Resolution in Washington

We are now firmly into that peculiar form of government known as a Continuing Resolution (CR). To call it a form of government may...

A Million Families at Risk

The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to rewrite the rules affecting the affordability of housing for over 1 million low-income families. Will HUD’s controversial proposal preserve affordable housing or cause significant displacement?

New Rules for Fannie and Freddie

  Owning a home is the American Dream. But who can really buy the dream of homeownership and why? After almost 20 years of the Community...

Ann Arbor Tenants Union

For 27 years, the Ann Arbor Tenants Union has worked to put tenants in power and keep landlords on their toes by counseling, educating, and organizing.

Fair Housing In America

Old Challenges Remain – New Challenges Arise The fair housing movement finds itself facing both old and new challenges almost 27 years after the passage...

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing

Joseph Shuldiner Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Prior to coming to HUD, Joseph Shuldiner was executive director of the Los Angeles Housing Authority (1990-93)...