Posts Tagged ‘ HUD ’

Single-Family Starts Increase Levels Out Totals in June

Jul 17th, 2019

Total housing starts dipped slightly by 0.9% in June with single-family gains offsetting a drop in multi-family production according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The adjusted seasonal annual rate of 1.25 million units is the projected total of starts builders would begin if they kept the same […]

Housing Production Drops 3.7 Percent

May 17th, 2018

Total housing production fell 3.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Despite the drop, the housing number still remain near a post-recession high, as the March report marked an 11-year […]

HUD Report: “Worst Case Housing Needs” Rose in 2015

Aug 10th, 2017

A new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) adds to the mounting evidence that housing has become a major financial burden for the poorest Americans. HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs report, released this week, finds that the number of very poor unsubsidized families who have a hard time paying their […]

Carson, Perry Confirmed to Run HUD, DOE

Mar 2nd, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate confirmed two of President Trump’s cabinet nominees who could have an impact on the fenestration industry — Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Rick Perry as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Carson will be running the agency that oversees affordable […]

Housing Starts Rise in July

Aug 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts, fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts were up […]

HUD Begins Adoption of 2012 AAMA Standard for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing

Jul 25th, 2014

The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) has recommended the adoption of American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to AAMA. The MHCC is a statutory federal advisory committee body that provides recommendations to the HUD secretary on the […]

South Goes South: Nationwide Housing Starts Down 9.3 Percent in June

Jul 18th, 2014

Nationwide housing production fell 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop was due primarily to a nearly 30 percent decline in the South. All other regions posted monthly […]

Two New ASTM Standards Will Aid Lead Abatement Techniques

Jul 1st, 2014

ASTM International has put forth two new standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is considered a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires wipe […]

New-Home Sales Rise 6.4 Percent in April

May 27th, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. The gain builds on an upward revision of sales numbers reported for the previous month. “In a positive development, builders are adding inventory […]

Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing

Dec 6th, 2013

Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy-efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the President’s Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded the challenge to multifamily housing. “Over the last two years, President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge has helped drive […]