Ben Carson Cancels Order For $31K Dining Set For HUD OfficeA spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development says Secretary Ben Carson has asked to cancel an order for an expensive dining set that prompted outrage earlier this week after revelations that it cost roughly $31,000.
ConsumerWatch: Reverse Mortgages Confuse ElderlyThe bureau said foreclosure rates are rising at an “alarming rate” for senior homeowners with these reverse mortgages. The federal agency urged consumers especial older homeowners to do their research before using a reverse mortgage to tape their home equity.
Bay Area Fair Housing Agencies Awarded Over $4MThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Friday awarded more than $4 million to seven Bay Area fair housing organizations to help local residents who have been victims of housing discrimination, agency officials said.
Bay Area To Receive Millions From HUD For Homeless ProgramsThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding over $200 million in federal grants to 731 local homeless programs across the country.
ConsumerWatch: Current & Former Homeowners Getting Federal Help On ForeclosureHomeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 are getting more time to apply for an Independent Foreclosure Review.
San Francisco Gets Grant To Develop Housing Near WorkplacesThe San Francisco Bay Area has received a $5 million dollar grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop ways to efficiently connect jobs to the places where people live.
Federal Grant To Revitalize San Francisco Housing ProjectThe $30.5 million in federal funds is helping to bring new life to the Alice Griffith housing development near Candlestick Park.
Housing Help On The Way For Bay Area’s Homeless VeteransA new grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development will help the Bay Area take hundreds of homeless veterans off the street. The $4 million will be used towards helping those who served their country find permanent housing.
Contra Costa Homeless Census Underway A count of Contra Costa County's homeless residents began Wednesday morning.
HUD Secretary Appears At Oakland Loan Modification EventU.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said he hopes that a mortgage modification event in Oakland on Monday will be a model for helping troubled homeowners across the country who are facing foreclosure.