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Monday, February 10, 2020

The White House today released its proposed $4.8 trillion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021 that includes an $8.6 billion (15 percent) decrease in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investments Partnership programs.

Friday, February 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the award of more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations to finance affordable housing, provide rental assistance and facilitate supportive services for very-low-income seniors. The HUD Section 202 grants provide funds in the form of capital advances or project rental assistance contracts. The funds went to 18 grantees in 12 states.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., today released a report, “Locked Out: Reversing Federal Housing Failures and Unlocking Opportunity,” that is described as a framework that declares housing a fundamental human right and includes an increase for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and public housing capital needs funding.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published guidance Tuesday on assessing a person’s request to have assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Under the FHA, residents with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation for service animals or other assistance animals, including support animals.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., yesterday introduced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to provide assistance to Puerto Rico after recent earthquakes. The Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (H.R.

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