Housing starts posted a modest increase in April, the Census Bureau and HUD reported Wednesday.
With Homeowners Sitting, Buyers Turn to New Homes
March new home sales jumped by nearly 10 percent from February, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, as home buyers turned away from existing home sales.
March Housing Starts Down 1%; Single-Family Starts, Permits, Completions Up
Housing starts fell by 0.8 percent in March, the Census Bureau and HUD reported Tuesday, although single-family starts, permits and completions all rose amid growing home builder sentiment.
Industry Briefs Apr. 7, 2023: HUD Extends AFFH Proposed Rules Comment Period by 2 Weeks
HUD extended the public comment date for its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing proposed rule by 14 days, to April 24, per a notice in the Federal Register.
MBA Weighs in on HUD Section 8 Proposal
The Mortgage Bankers Association this week weighed in with HUD on its proposal to transition to a single Section 8 regulation and a single Housing Assistance Payment contract for its Section 8 project-based rental assistance programs.
Industry Briefs Mar. 30, 2023: Total Expert Updates on Salesforce AppExchange
Total Expert updated its products on Salesforce AppExchange, providing customers new ways to enhance the ROI of their Salesforce integrations.
February New Home Sales Rise, But Revisions Put Damper on Report
New home sales improved in February, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Thursday, the third straight monthly increase, but only because of downward revisions to previous months.
HUD Restores ‘Discriminatory Effects’ Rule
HUD on Friday submitted to the Federal Register a Final Rule, Restoring HUD’s Discriminatory Effects Standard, rescinding the Department’s 2020 rule governing Fair Housing Act disparate impact claims and restoring its 2013 discriminatory effects rule.
Industry Briefs Mar. 17, 2023: HUD Overhauls Disaster Recovery Program
HUD announced an overhaul of the agency’s disaster recovery efforts to better serve communities that face the direct impacts of weather-related disasters.
February Housing Starts Up Nearly 10%
February housing starts, permits and completions posted near double-digit percentage increases, ending five months of declines, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Thursday.