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Carson Sets Sights on Millennial Homebuyers

Carson Sets Sights on Millennial Homebuyers

Without swift intervention, millennials could become “a lost generation of homeownership,” according to Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In his opening remarks at the National Housing Symposium in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Carson called homeownership a “lost dream” for many millennials—even ones who are credit-worthy. Current and upcoming efforts by the FHA and Fannie Mae will likely open more doors for millennial buyers, Carson said.

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Housing Budget Appears in Front of House Appropriations Subcommittee

Housing Budget Appears in Front of House Appropriations Subcommittee

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was met with strong words Thursday morning when he appeared with the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Appropriations to defend the proposed budget for the fiscal year. He remained poised, articulate, and open as the subcommittee members took turns voicing their specific concerns. Secretary Carson went on to say that the playbook had to be changed, as there was only so much money to go around.

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Secretary Carson Kicks Off Homeownership Month with Forum

Secretary Carson Kicks Off Homeownership Month with Forum

Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is gearing up for a big June. On the heels of a recent proclamation from President Trump, declaring the month “National Homeownership Month,” Dr. Carson hosted an academic forum at his agency earlier today. He’s also preparing to go before Congress next week to discuss Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which proposes a $6.2 billion cut from HUD’s funding.

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Secretary Carson Talks Mind Over Matter in Housing Struggles

Secretary Carson Talks Mind Over Matter in Housing Struggles

In a recent radio interview, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that with “the right mindset,” many Americans using HUD’s low-income housing subsidies could overcome their struggles. Carson discussed topics of poverty, housing, and the government’s role in both, just days after President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint was released. The plan cuts $6.2 billion from the HUD budget, ends the Community Development Block Grant program, and slashes funding for the department’s rental assistance program.

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How the Budget Proposal Impacts HUD

How the Budget Proposal Impacts HUD

Several HUD programs are slated to be cut according to the recent budget proposal, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. According to HUD, the CDBG Program has not been effectively targeting the poorest communities and has not demonstrated a measurable impact on communities. Other programs are to be cut due as HUD states that State and local governments are better-positioned to serve their communities’ needs in place of these programs.

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Low Inventory Impacted by Stagnant Home Starts

Low Inventory Impacted by Stagnant Home Starts

The Department of Housing and Urban Development along with the U.S. Census Bureau released their April New Residential Construction Activity Report on Tuesday. Year-over-year, Permits, Starts and Completions increased 5.7 percent, barely increased 0.7 percent and increased 15.1 percent respectively. However, number shave fallen month-over-month.

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Rumors Swirl Around FHA Nomination

Rumors Swirl Around FHA Nomination

President Donald Trump may be gearing up to nominated Brian Montgomery to head up the FHA. Currently the Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, Montgomery previously served as FHA Commissioner under President George W. Bush and President Obama. He also served as Asisstant Secretary for HUD and Deputy Assistant at the White House.

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Industry Reacts to HUD Deputy Secretary Nomination

Industry Reacts to HUD Deputy Secretary Nomination

President Trump nominated Pam Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Friday. Patenaude, currently President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America’s Families, has a long history in the industry. Executives from all ends of the spectrum have praised her nomination.

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