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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATORY ZONING COMPLAINT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with Ridgeland, Mississippi to resolve complaints the city violated the Fair Housing Act when it passed and enforced a zoning ordinance that HUD claimed was motivated by racial animus and created a discriminatory effect on the city’s African American residents.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR MISSISSIPPI STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - August 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Mississippi and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Isaac.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - May 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Mississippi and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding last week.

HUD APPROVES $132 MILLION MISSISSIPPI DISASTER PLAN

Biloxi, MS - November 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U. S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today announced the approval of a $132 million disaster recovery plan proposed by the State of Mississippi that will direct federal funding to Hurricane Katrina housing recovery in southern Mississippi. Primarily funded through HUD supplemental disaster recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the program supports the long-term recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The plan includes a new Neighborhood Home program that will repair low-and-moderate-income homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina and assist qualified low-and-moderate-income families to occupy Mississippi Cottages and find rental housing.

HUD CHARGES MISSISSIPPI PROPERTY MANAGER AND OWNER WITH RACE DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - October 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is charging Vicksburg, Mississippi, rental property owner Richard Cowart and his property manager, Janie Kelly, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to renew the lease of a white tenant at Shamrock Apartments because the tenant associated with African Americans and has a biracial daughter. The HUD charge also alleges the property manager made discriminatory statements about renting to African Americans and tenants associating with African Americans.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR MISSISSIPPI STORM VICTIMS

Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in five counties. WASHINGTON, DC - April 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to five counties in Mississippi and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to April's severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

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COMMITTEE APPROVES MEDGAR EVERS HOME LEGISLATION

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.

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MISS. DELEGATION HELPS LAND DHS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TEST RANGE IN...

All members of the Mississippi congressional delegation today welcomed the decision to base in Mississippi the Department of Homeland Security’s demonstration range facility for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or drones.