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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN WINS HUD’S INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING STUDENT DESIGN AND...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team from the University of Texas at Austin the winners of HUD’s third annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The Austin team was one of the four team finalists to develop a plan to redevelop the public housing project Monteria Village in Santa Barbara, California. HUD also announced a team from University of Maryland as the runner up.

HUD AWARDS $142 MILLION IN DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS IN TEXAS

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced $142 million will be awarded to Texas communities for disaster recovery efforts following significant flooding in the spring of 2015 as well as last fall due to Hurricane Patricia. The funds will help to meet remaining unmet housing, economic development, and infrastructure needs that resulted from thousands of homes and small businesses being damaged or destroyed.

HUD’s MORTGAGEE REVIEW BOARD TAKES ACTION AGAINST TWO TEXAS LENDERS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Mortgagee Review Board (MRB) today announced settlement agreements with two Texas mortgage lenders following allegations they engaged in a scheme to charge bogus fees to consumers, which improperly inflated mortgages for borrowers purchasing newly constructed manufactured housing

AUSTIN, TEXAS WINS PRESTIGIOUS HUD SECRETARY AWARD

For nearly 70 years, Robert Mueller Municipal Airport thrived on the east side of Austin, Texas but as the city grew, Austin needed a modern international airport to serve its residents.  While Austin Bergstrom International Airport is now the state capital’s airport, the challenge facing city planners is what to do with the 711 acres of land now situated in the heart of Austin

HUD APPROVES STATE OF TEXAS DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved a $5 million State of Texas disaster plan to primarily assist Bastrop County to recover from devastating wildfires in 2011. This disaster recovery plan will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

HUD APPROVES TEXAS DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

WASHINGTON, DC - September 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the approval of the State of Texas’ disaster recovery plan totaling $31.3 million in emergency aid to help several communities throughout the Lone Star State to recover from last year’s devastating wildfires. With the acceptance of this disaster plan, the real work of long-term disaster recovery throughout the State can now begin.

HUD Applauds Revised $1.7 Billion Texas Disaster Plan

WASHINGTON, DC - May 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today applauded a revised $1.7 billion disaster recovery plan by the State of Texas which proposes to dedicate more federal funding to higher need areas of East Texas and to devote more resources toward housing activities.

Public Housing Authorities in Texas Meet Critical Recovery Act Deadline, Create 562 Jobs and...

FORT WORTH, TX - March 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that 351 public housing authorities in Texas successfully met a critical funding deadline outlined in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

HUD Awards $824,000 to Austin, Houston and San Antonio to Fight Housing Discrimination in...

FORT WORTH, TX - January 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded at total of $824,707,000 to three fair housing organizations in Texas to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination.

HUD Awards $447,000 in Grants to Housing Authorities in Texas to Help Public Housing...

FORT WORTH, TX - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $477,106 to eight Texas housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence. A list of the grantees and amounts follows.

HUD Announces $2.9 Million in Housing Counseling Grants to15 Housing Counseling Organizations in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Texas families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $2,934,197 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Announces $76.5 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that 31 cities and four counties in Texas will receive a total of $76,571,141 to support community development and produce more affordable housing.

HUD announces $18.7 million for affordable housing and community development in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - September 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that Denison, El Paso, Fort Bend County, Longview and Tyler will receive a total of $18,781,606 to support community development and produce more affordable housing.

HUD announces $1.7 billion in disaster assistance to Texas

FORT WORTH, TX - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD is allocating $1,743,001,247 in disaster aid to help the State of Texas recover from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces $497,413 grant awarded to the University...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement announcing today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Houston-Downtown a $497,413 grant to implement its Upward Bound Program to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education