House Panel Advances Spending Bill for HUD and DOT Programs

Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.

Survey Finds Americans are Confident Home Prices Will Rise

The findings are part of Gallup's latest Economy and Personal Finance poll.

Boston Officials Propose 'A Better Deal' for Public Housing

The proposal plans to reinvest in public housing and the 2.2 million lowest-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals who live in public housing.

Why Most States Are Struggling to Regulate Airbnb

At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.

After Public Fury, SoCal Official Says New Housing for Homeless Will Be ‘Beautiful’

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Carson Says 'Opportunity Zones' Could Serve as CDBG Substitute

"I suspect we may be asking ourselves: 'How can we use all this money?'" Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said as he touted the program, created in last year's tax overhaul.

Tax Reform Hurt Affordable Housing. This Bill Could Bring Some Back.

“We all know that current federal funding comes nowhere close to meeting the demand,” said Eve O’Toole, Holland and Knight local government group co-leader. “And we’re seeing those costs shifted to local government.”

America's Other Housing Crisis: Undercrowded Suburbs

Many neighborhoods with single-family homes have seen little or no new construction since they were built in the middle of the last century.

The Leading Challenge Many U.S. Mayors Say Their Cities Are Facing

Based on the latest Menino Survey of Mayors, it’s “not just a coastal problem, but a problem everywhere.”

Latest Round of Federal Homeless Assistance Won’t Necessarily Cover Community Losses

In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.

This Winter, Chattanooga Homeless Veterans Feeling HUD’s Summer Funding Cuts

Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.

As Boston, N.Y. Mayors Start Their 2nd Terms, a Focus on Housing Affordability

In their inauguration speeches, Marty Walsh and Bill de Blasio discuss what may be the the most difficult policy challenge U.S. city halls are facing.

Portland Mayor Hits Back at Carson’s Comments on Homelessness in West Coast Cities

Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”

Federal Housing Officials Emphasize Local Solutions to Increasing Homelessness

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s team said communal response needs to be scaled, particularly in major West Coast cities, but without addressing where federal funding fits in.

Top Emergency Management Official: Hit the ‘Reset Button’ on Disaster Recovery Roles

FEMA’s administrator envisions state and local governments taking control of reconstruction and resilience with federal support.