FHA Loan Limits to Rise in 2017 --

WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the agency’s new schedule of loan limits, and due to an increase in housing prices, most areas in the country will see a slight increase in loan limits in 2017. These loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2017, and will remain in effect through the end of the year.

HUD Launches New Community Investment Tool --

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, “How is HUD investing in my community?”. CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes.

HUD Secretary Castro Announces Public Housing to be Smoke-Free --

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Juli├ín Castro today announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.

HUD Announces Fair Housing Agreement with Los Angeles Landlords to Settle Discrimination Complaints --

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with the owners and operators of Swansea Park Senior Apartments in Los Angeles to resolve allegations that they violated fair housing laws for refusing to allow a resident with disabilities to have a live-in aide and making discriminatory statements to him.

HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in October --

WASHINGTON – Sales of new single-family houses in October 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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