HUD is taking a new direction in policy in the Trump administration under new Secretary Ben Carson. Numerous Obama-era measures are being reevaluated.
Aug 22, 2017, 5:20pm EDT
August 17, 2020
How Ben Carson Tried to Destroy Fair And Affordable Housing
The neurosurgeon took a scalpel to HUD.
August 19, 2019
HUD proposes rule that would make housing discrimination lawsuits ‘impossible’
It’s the latest in a string of attempts by Ben Carson and HUD to undermine Obama-era fair housing regulations.
May 23, 2019
HUD wants to end protections for transgender people at homeless shelters
It’s part of a broader push by HUD to eliminate civil rights protections
May 10, 2019
New HUD rule would render 55,000 children of immigrants homeless
According to HUD’s own analysis, the proposed rule would also separate those kids from their parents in the process.
March 28, 2019
HUD sues Facebook for discrimination in housing ads
The tech company settled similar cases with the ACLU just last week.
March 11, 2019
Trump administration proposes dramatic cuts to public housing—again
It’s the fourth time the Trump administration has taken aim at housing subsidies.
February 15, 2019
What the federal budget deal means for affordable housing
Rental-assistance programs and public housing see increased funding.
January 14, 2019
Disparate impact, the latest civil rights tool in Ben Carson’s crosshairs, explained
How the Trump administration plans to weaken housing discrimination regulations.
January 7, 2019
Government shutdown could lead to millions of evictions
Almost three weeks in and with no end in sight, the shutdown is jeopardizing rental-assistance payments.
December 26, 2018
HUD won one court battle, lost another under Ben Carson in 2018
Lawsuits and spending scandals highlight HUD’s year under an unconventional secretary.
May 31, 2018
HUD withdraws anti-segregation tool, gets sued again
It’s latest attempt to delay Obama-era anti-segregation measures.
May 8, 2018
Ben Carson sued for delaying an anti-segregation rule—again
It’s the second time Carson has been sued over delays to Obama-era anti-segregation measures.
April 25, 2018
Ben Carson proposes rent hikes on low-income families
The legislative proposal seeks to restore "dignity" and "self-sufficiency" to tenants and will require Congressional approval.
April 12, 2018
Trump issues executive order on work requirements
The executive order mandates enforcement of existing work requirements and proposal of new ones within 90 days.
March 22, 2018
HUD, affordable housing programs get a boost in latest congressional spending bill
After getting crushed by tax reform, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program gets a boost.
March 13, 2018
With U.S. affordable housing in crisis, Trump admin wants to cut aid
The Gap, a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, illustrates depth of affordable housing crisis.
March 8, 2018
Ben Carson removes anti-discrimination language from HUD’s mission statement [Updated]
It’s a symbolic move that comes after many concrete measures that deprioritize anti-discrimination
March 2, 2018
Can manufactured housing ease America’s affordable housing crisis?
Federal agencies are reviewing financing and regulations in hopes of giving manufactured homes a boost
February 28, 2018
HUD spent $31,000 on a dining set for Ben Carson’s office
The money was spent on a custom dining set, circumventing a law that requires officials to request congressional approval of any redecoration expenditures exceeding $5,000.
February 13, 2018
Trump’s budget guts affordable housing during an affordable housing shortage
The new budget proposal shifts the responsibility of funding affordable housing from the federal government to local governments and the private sector.
February 12, 2018
Trump budget proposal would decimate HUD funding
The proposal is more extreme than last year’s budget, but like last year’s, this budget is unlikely to pass
January 29, 2018
HUD to explore deregulating manufactured housing
The effort corresponds with the Trump administration’s deregulation executive order.
January 26, 2018
The fair housing rule Ben Carson’s HUD wants to delay, explained
It’s the second Obama-era anti-segregation measure HUD has tried to impede
January 5, 2018
HUD takes aim at yet another Obama-era anti-segregation rule
The rule requires cities to address policies that might unintentionally lead to segregation
January 4, 2018
Obama anti-segregation measure survives Ben Carson’s court challenge
HUD, led by Ben Carson, had previously sought to delay the measure for two years.