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How a Government Shutdown Would Affect HUD Offices

By on December 20th, 2018

Wednesday 12/16 Editor’s Update: No resolution was made by the deadline, and the government shutdown has been in effect since Saturday, December 22, 2018. The latest reports say that President Trump will not sign a spending bill to avoid a potential government shutdown, unless funds are added for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. If … Continue reading How a Government Shutdown Would Affect HUD Offices

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Report Shows Rise in Homelessness for the First Time in Seven Years

By on December 11th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress last week, showing that homelessness increased nationwide by almost 1% overall since 2016. Despite the HUD press release saying that “Homelessness Declines in Most Communities with Increases Reported in High-Cost Areas,” this is the first increase in … Continue reading Report Shows Rise in Homelessness for the First Time in Seven Years

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Identity Theft Scam Steals Affordable Housing Online’s Logo

By on November 14th, 2017

In our continuing effort to protect our users by exposing online housing scams, our team posted an alert about an identity theft scam last week that went above and beyond to target persons looking for low income housing. The scam website pictured above stole Affordable Housing Online’s logo in an attempt to make it appear … Continue reading Identity Theft Scam Steals Affordable Housing Online’s Logo

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HUD Disaster Assistance for Hurricane-Affected Areas

By on September 26th, 2017

HUD has announced several disaster relief options for persons affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: HUD Disaster Resources General list of financial assistance available and informational guides. Disaster Relief Options for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Homeowners If you have a FHA-insured mortgage, this page can be … Continue reading HUD Disaster Assistance for Hurricane-Affected Areas

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How to Find Emergency and Temporary Housing During Hurricane Irma

By on September 8th, 2017

To assist people in the projected path of Hurricane Irma, we’ve gathered a list of resources you can use to find emergency or temporary housing. This list will be updated periodically: Florida Map of Florida Shelters State Emergency Support Services Georgia State of Georgia Directory of Hotels, Inns, Campgrounds, and Other Lodging Properties Both Airbnb Urgent … Continue reading How to Find Emergency and Temporary Housing During Hurricane Irma