HUD Proposes New Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

HUD published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement the Fair Housing Act’s affirmatively furthering fair housing mandate, which directs the government to promote fair housing choice, eliminate disparities in housing and foster inclusive communities. It replaces a previous policy discontinued by the Trump Administration.

Housing Starts Finish 2022 at 6-Month Low

Housing starts ended 2022 down for the second straight month to their lowest level since last July, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

November New Home Sales Up 5.8%

New home sales beat expectations in November, HUD and the Census Bureau reported over the holiday season, rising by nearly 6 percent from October.

November Housing Starts Down Slightly; Permits Plunge

Housing starts fell in November but beat expectations, the Census Bureau and HUD reported Tuesday. The news, however, came in building permits, which fell sharply from both October and a year ago.

October New Home Sales Beat Expectations

October new home sales rose by 7.5 percent from September, beating consensus expectations, the Census Bureau and HUD reported Wednesday.

October Housing Starts Down 4.2%

Housing starts fell in October—the third straight monthly decline—but generally beat analysts’ expectations, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Thursday.