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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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HUD APPROVES DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS IN ALABAMA

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved several disaster recovery plans throughout the State of Alabama totaling $54.5 million to help local communities to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

ST. HUD AND ALABAMA REAL ESTATE COMPANY SETTLE CLAIM ALLEGING AGENT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AFRICAN...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that LLB&B, Inc., a real estate company based in Mobile, AL, will pay $29,000 as part of a Conciliation Agreement resolving allegations that one of its agents refused to show a condominium to a prospective homebuyer because he is African American. The homebuyer alleged that he learned of the discrimination when the real estate agent inadvertently left a message on his telephone voicemail indicating her belief that white neighbors would ‘panic’ at the prospect of an African American neighbor.

HUD CHARGES OWNERS AND MANAGERS OF ALABAMA MOBILE HOME PARK WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging the owners and managers of Heritage Point Mobile Home Park in Montgomery, Alabama, with violating the Fair Housing Act for refusing to rent a lot in the park to an African American family and employing a policy of excluding African Americans. HUD charged Lawrence at Lakewood, LLC, and Lawrence Properties, Inc., which own and manage Heritage Point and other mobile home parks in Alabama and Georgia; Michael Lawrence, CEO of both companies; and William Bounds, district supervisor for four mobile home parks, including Heritage Point

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES JULY HOUSING SCORECARD

WASHINGTON, DC - August 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the July edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market.

HUD RULING AWARDS NEARLY $50,000 IN ALABAMA RACE DISCRIMINATION CASE

WASHINGTON, DC - June 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that a HUD Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has ordered a Marshall County, Alabama, landlord to pay $49,165 in damages and penalties for violating the Fair Housing Act. HUD initially charged Phillip and Opal Maze, respectively the rental manager and owner of a Marshall County mobile home, with discriminating based on race in December 2009. In an order that became final on May 25, 2011, the ALJ found that Phillip Maze discriminated against a white family and an African American man because one of the family members was dating the African American man

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ALABAMA STATE STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON DC - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Alabama and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding this week

HUD AND NATIONAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION TRUST ANNOUNCE $4 MILLION TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES TO...

MOBILE, AL - November 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Community Stabilization Trust today announced they will invest more than $4 million to provide permanent homes to 37 Alabama families who were displaced from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The program is part of a broader effort by HUD, with the Stabilization Trust, to offer financing to acquire and rehabilitate 500 HUD homes in 11 states valued at $40 million.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ALABAMA STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - January 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to counties in Alabama and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month’s severe storms and flooding.

HUD CHARGES ALABAMA LANDLORD AND MANAGER WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is charging a Marshall County, Alabama, trailer owner and rental manager with discriminating against a white family by disconnecting water service and forcing them to leave because the manager objected to interracial dating. According to the complaint, Phillip Maze, rental agent for his mother Opal Maze, told a HUD investigator, “I do not have any blacks on my property and I am aware that we have a biracial president, but no federal law will make me rent to anyone I do not want to.”

Secretary Donovan announces Recovery Act Funds to support community development in Alabama

First award made under the Recovery CDBG program will revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs. WASHINGTON - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to stimulate community development and job growth, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced $1.8 million in funding to Birmingham, Alabama through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The announcement came at the HUD field office in Birmingham, where the Secretary was joined by Congressman Artur Davis.

HUD Secretary announces disaster assistance for Alabama storm victims

Foreclosure protection offered to FHA-insured families in four counties. WASHINGTON, DC - June 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to four storm-ravaged counties in Alabama and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe storms, flooding, tornadoes and straight-line winds.

HUD charges Alabama landlords with discrimination

WASHINGTON - October 07, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has charged two Tallassee, Alabama landlords with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly forcing white tenants to move out of their house after the owners saw the couple talking with black neighbors in their front yard.

HUD CHARGES ALABAMA MOBILE HOME PARK OWNERS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jun 27, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has charged Pina and Arthur Witherington, joint owners, agents and managers of Pina's Mobile Home Park in Daphne, Alabama, with discriminating against families by charging additional rental fees to families with children, and limiting the number of children allowed to occupy a mobile home.