May 23, 2017 - President Trump's budget proposal, announced Tuesday, calls for the most dramatic cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development since President Ronald Reagan slashed the agency’s funding in the early 1980s and leaves a wide opening for introducing work requirements for people who receive federal housing subsidies. The impact of the $4.094 trillion budget plan for the fiscal […]
Apr 23, 2018 -
Fox News host Sean Hannity said he had no direct discussions with the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding loans for his real estate holdings revealed in a Sunday report by the Guardian.
The Guardian reported that Hannity has investments in shell companies that have bought real...
Apr 25, 2018 - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements. Carson’s proposals, and other initiatives aimed at low-income Americans receiving federal assistance, amount to a comprehensive effort by the Trump administration and Republicans […]
Feb 28, 2018 -
A week before Ben Carson was confirmed as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a career official at the agency complained to a colleague about the hours she had to spend curtailing plans to redecorate his office.
Helen Foster, then HUD's chief administration officer, wrote in an email that...
Jun 07, 2017 -
It was in the 1970s when the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church began to shrink — and it wasn’t because of a lack of faith.
Rent prices were driving out the church’s oldest members who lived on fixed incomes. So, church leadership decided to build an apartment building for seniors that would...
Aug 10, 2017 - After nearly three years in Washington D.C., former U.S. Housing and Urban Development executive Jaime Castillo returned to the Alamo City where he has taken a leadership role at the San Antonio Water System.
Castillo has been named as chief of staff and chief strategy officer at SAWS. He will report directly to the municipally owned utility company's CEO Robert Puente.
“Jaime’s public affairs expertise on both local and national levels will be invaluable as SAWS further strengthens its reputation…
Aug 10, 2017 - The number of poor families struggling to pay their monthly rents or living in deplorable accommodations has grown 41 percent since the beginning of the Great Recession a decade ago, despite a stronger national economy, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than 8.3 million very low-income households in […]
Jan 12, 2017 - Ben Carson has said little about what he may do at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His confirmation hearing today could provide insight.
Jan 24, 2018 - A former Trump campaign surrogate who now holds a job in the administration is apologizing after attacking a reporter on Twitter.
May 05, 2017 - Annual federal and state affordable housing funding for the East Bay and Peninsula plunged by $185 million over the last decade, worsening the regional housing crisis, according to new reports.
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties collectively had $65.6 million of state and federal funding in fiscal year 2015-2016, a 74 percent drop from $250.6 million in funding in fiscal year 2008-2009.
Alameda County saw a bulk of the loss, with a $115 million reduction, or 74 percent. Contra Costa lost…