Definition of HUD:

Housing and Urban Development in Orange County:

 

Housing and Urban Development or HUD is a U.S. government agency that was created in 1965 to support community development and increase home ownership. HUD does this by improving affordable home-ownership opportunities, increasing safe and affordable rental options, reducing chronic homelessness, fighting housing discrimination thru ensuring equal opportunity in both the rental and purchase markets, and supporting exposed and susceptible populations.

HUD enforces the Fair Housing Act and oversees the Community Development Block Grant, the Housing Choice Voucher program, and other programs to assist low-income and disadvantaged Americans with their housing needs. The agency works with other government agencies and with private organizations, including community nonprofits and faith-based organizations, to reach its goals.

 

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