U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The HUD Secretary caught heat this week for calling slaves low-paid immigrants who wanted a better life for their families. But it’s not the first time he’s let a controversial, or just plain odd, comment slip out.
Ben Carson’s latest gaffe - slaves were immigrants on low wages who wanted a better life for their families. But it’s not the first time he’s let slip a controversial - or just plain weird - comment.
When most experts and leaders have acknowledged that homelessness is also a healthcare issue, the very idea of threatening
Where can you find these courses? Many private lenders offer their own training, but governments -- local, state and federal
I was moved to see Cynthia Dias, a formerly homeless veteran from Las Vegas, sitting in First Lady Michelle Obama visitors' box during tonight's State of the Union Address.
The United States faces a deeply troublesome, maddeningly persistent racial gap in income and wealth -- a gap that is growing, not shrinking. Discrimination in housing remains a consistent driver of racial inequality among people who are homeless.
How can it be in a country as affluent as the United States that 2.5 million children are homeless each year? Although the numbers are climbing, family homelessness is absent from our nation's agenda.
If we are to make equal opportunity real for every American, we must ensure that all citizens -- no matter their income or zip code -- have a fair shot to pursue their dreams.
We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) current definition of homelessness excludes most children and youth who are actually homeless: those staying in motels, or temporarily with others because they have nowhere else to go.
Over the last decade, reverse mortgages have been aggressively pitched in TV ads as an easy way for seniors to cash in their home equity to pay for living expenses. However, for many, improper use of the product -- such as pulling all their cash out at one time -- has led to significant financial problems later, including foreclosure.
Unfortunately, while education funding is horribly inadequate, housing supports are often completely non-existent.
"It looks like the city is choking out every avenue for the homeless to survive in the city," Haylee Becker of homeless advocacy
According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Interagency Council on Homelessness
Are families who live packed in single rooms in residential hotels considered homeless? It depends on who you ask. In 2001
Children don't vote. They rely on us to protect them. The ones who are the most vulnerable, those who are homeless and at risk of being prostituted, need us more than ever.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that displaced homeless people would not have other options once the
On December 10, Human Rights Day, two national reports were released. The two reports paint a disturbing picture of human rights in the U.S. -- but also offer reason for hope.
* One of biggest US lawsuits over risky home loans The case is USA v Deutsche Bank AG et al in the U.S. District Court for
If homeless children don't have a permanent place to stay, shouldn't they be able to get the help designated for them, without having to prove their status, or wallow in red tape while missing out on a childhood?