HUD Marks the Start of Fair Housing Month With New Media Campaign

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign that will help the public recognize various forms of housing discrimination and what they should do if they believe their housing rights have been violated. The new campaign, which consists of print and digital Public Service Announcements, is being launched as the nation celebrates the 47th anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the landmark law that was passed one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The campaign is being conducted in partnership with the download(NFHA) and includes print and digital PSAs in various languages, webinars, training presentations, brochures, online videos and social media outreach. The new campaign specifically focuses on the value of diverse communities in English and Spanish, the hurdles families can sometimes face when attempting to buy a home in English and Spanish, and the types of discrimination veterans often encounter.

For more information about HUD and its programs visit www.hud.gov

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HUD Awards Funds to Boost Economic Development in Two U.S. Regions

In two press releases, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is awarding $1.5 million in the Lower Mississippi River Delta, and $550,000 in the Appalachian region, to stimulate local economies, produce more affordable housing, … Continue reading

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Press Release Highlights Section 3 Proposed Rule, Business Registry

In a press release dated March 19, HUD discussed yesterday’s release of the Section 3 proposed rule. The 99-page document has not yet been published in the Federal Register. A 60-day public comment period will open upon its publication. The … Continue reading

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Join NMA and GoSection8 for our national housing conference in Miami

Registration for the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference is now open! We’re thrilled to be having the third annual NMA Housing Conference in Miami this year, and hope to see you there. In addition to informative and insightful sessions and … Continue reading

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OMB Publishes Interim Final Rule on Procurement

Today in the Federal Register, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published an interim final rule implementing new procurement standards for all federal agencies. The notice provides the following summary: Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and … Continue reading

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How to encourage poorer residents to use bike, car, and ride sharing

by Tanya Snyder   •   December 9, 2014 Washington’s Capital Bikeshare is one of the biggest and most well-established bike-share systems in the nation. Its annual fee of just $75 buys you unlimited free half-hour trips. The system now … Continue reading

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Senate confirms new HUD deputy secretary

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate today confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Nani Coloretti to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second most senior official at HUD, Coloretti will manage … Continue reading

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Third annual NMA Housing Conference to be held in Miami

Big news at NMA this month! We’ve just finalized dates for the third annual NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference. Mark your calendars for October 5–6 in beautiful Miami, FL! Registration will open January 1, 2015, and a discount will be … Continue reading

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NMA Inspections: Join for a free webinar

Learn more about the benefits of outsourcing HQS inspections in an informative webinar with Michael Petragallo, project manager of NMA Inspections. Join us on Thursday, November 20 for a half-hour discussion of how outsourcing HQS inspections can benefit your PHA, … Continue reading

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Say hello to the GoSection8 team at the Baltimore NAHRO show

The NAHRO 2014 National Conference starts this Thursday, and several key members of the GoSection8 team will be there: Frank Gualtieri – Owner and Vice President Mr. Frank Gualtieri has extensive experience with HUD rent reasonable methodology as it pertains … Continue reading

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