April Housing Starts Up 2.2%

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.

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.

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.

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.