HUD Releases Report on Homelessness

2022 numbers reach record levels as gains against homelessness made before the pandemic have reversed. The Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report that shows that…

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VA Extends COVID-Era Loan Forbearance Program

6,000 veterans were reportedly facing foreclosure due to the end of the pandemic program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the extension of the pandemic-era program…

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HUD Report Highlights Importance of Stable Housing for Public Health

President Biden’s administration releases health-action playbook. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) highlighted its many housing programs after President Biden’s administration released its action plan to…

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Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged 

They leave the door open for future rate hikes.  The Federal Reserve determined to keep its benchmark interest rate at about 5.4 percent this past week, the highest…

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Senators Seek to Strengthen AI Federal Guidance

New bipartisan legislation would codify safety standards for federal agencies. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas introduced a bill this week that would…

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Commerce Department Reports Boost in New Home Sales

Home builders work to fill the demand created by the housing shortage. The Commerce Department released its housing report last week, documenting heightened sales of newly built houses…

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White House Plans Conversion of Commercial Buildings to Housing

High vacancy rates in large downtown buildings offer affordable residential opportunities. President Biden’s administration has proposed that commercial buildings with high vacancy rates in urban areas be converted…

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Treasury Secretary Speaks at Annual Freedman’s Bank Forum

Attendees seek solutions to eliminate discrimination in banking, housing, and lending. The Department of the Treasury hosted the 2023 Freedman’s Bank Forum last week. The gathering included state…

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HUD and VA Award $16 Million for Permanent Veteran Housing

The department will distribute housing vouchers to homeless veterans. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced with the Department of Veterans Affairs that they have awarded…

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FTC Joins Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Credit Information Appeal

The case involves how disputed credit information should be handled under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was joined by the Federal Trade…

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