Tag: HUD

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Says Student Loan Debt Is a Major Hurdle for Black Homeownership

Black Americans are saddled with an overwhelming majority of the nation’s $1.7 trillion student debt — and according to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, that debt is one of the key factors preventing Black Americans from buying and owning their own home. Business Insider’s Ayelet…

LGBTQ housing

Housing Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals Now Officially Illegal in the United States

In a historic first, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has confirmed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans will now be protected against housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. “In other words: it’s [now] illegal to deny someone housing for being LGBTQ,” said Nick Seip…

carson

Ben Carson Facing Calls for Resignation After Offensive Comments About Transgender People

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has faced significant backlash after he made denigrating comments about transgender people at a staff meeting on Tuesday in San Francisco. Democrats have also called for Carson’s resignation since The Washington Post reported it. In his speech, Carson said that “big, hairy…

Reason 1,000 Why Ben Carson Gets a Side Eye HUD Is Being Sued by Civil Rights Groups

President Donald Trump appointed Ben Carson secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) without any prior experience except that Carson “grew up in an inner city.” Now Carson is leaving the door wide open for housing discrimination. Civil rights groups, including the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA),…

Trump Official Calls April Ryan 'Miss Piggy'

Lynne Patton, former aide to Eric Trump turned United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official, has followed the lead of President Donald Trump in using Twitter to bash people especially journalists. Patton instigated a Twitter feud with veteran journalist April Ryan, calling her “Miss Piggy.” The head of HUD’s…