DOJ Charges Current and Former NYCHA Employees with Bribery and Extortion

Attorney General Garland says the crimes are “serious violations of the public trust.“ The Department of Justice arrested 70 current and former employees of the New York City…

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Labor Department Reports Spike in Consumer and Housing Prices

Economists attribute increases to customary January surges. The Labor Department reported a spike in consumer prices in January, noting particular increases in food prices and rent prices.  The…

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Eight States to Test New HHS Homelessness Recovery Program

Technical assistance is offered to strengthen the partnership between states and the federal government. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that eight states will be…

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Legislation Introduced to Address Rent Price Fixing

Senator Wyden calls the software a “collusion… to charge above-market rent.” Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Peter Welch of Vermont have introduced legislation…

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HUD Awards $39 Million for Low-Income Home Hazard Identification

Funding to go to 23 organizations in 15 states. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $39 million to 23 organizations and governmental programs focused on…

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Federal Agencies Request Data Transparency from Utility Companies

HUD, DOE, and EPA write joint letter pushing for free and public utility data Leaders from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Energy (DOE),…

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HUD Awards Wisconsin Organization for Excellence in Healthy Homes

State-level programs were created to address lead paint and asthma. This month the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) named Wisconsin’s Healthy Housing Initiatives Portfolio (WHHIP) as the…

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Updated Policy to Address Radon in Housing Released by HUD

The department awards $3 million for public radon testing in six states. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) updated its radon protection policy for public housing…

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Homelessness Policies

States seek to clear tent encampments, homeless claim Constitutional violation. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by the city of Grants Pass, Oregon, regarding…

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HUD Issues Report on Homelessness in 2023

Secretary Fudge commends government efforts as homeless numbers increase 12 percent. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a report on homelessness for 2023. The department…

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