Housing Discrimination Not on HUDs Watch

first_img Housing Discrimination HUD 2016-05-02 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Housing Discrimination? Not on HUD’s Watch In an effort to address fair housing activities, HUD has announced that it is making a multi-million dollar grant available to organizations that advocate against discriminatory acts in the housing market.HUD announced Monday that it is making $37.3 million available to fight housing discrimination under HUD’s 2016 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). According to HUD, the three funding notice are intended to support fair housing testing in the rental and sales market, public education efforts, capacity building, and education and outreach activities.The funding will be made available to organizations that fight against the common cause of housing discrimination, fair housing laws and policies, as well as educating the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.HUD announced three categories of grants:Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) – $7,450,000 available. HUD awards these to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal law or state and local fair housing laws that are equivalent to the Fair Housing Act. This year’s funds include $1,250,000 toward a national media campaign; $250,000 toward tester coordinator training; and the rest for general regional, local and community based programs.Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) – $500,000 available. HUD awards these to help build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations, particularly organizations that focus on the rights and needs of underserved groups, such as rural and immigrant populations.Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) – Total PEI multi-year funding is $29,375,000. However, $22,452,542 has already been reserved for FY 2014 and FY 2015 multi-year grantees, making $6,922,458 available for FY2016 new awardees. This year’s PEI funds also include $975,000 to address lending discrimination.HUD noted that applicants that are interested in the housing discrimination funding under the NOFAs should apply here by June 23, 2016.HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Gustavo Velasquez said, “The work HUD’s fair housing partners do every day is critical to our efforts to ensure that every family in America has an equal shot at finding the home that is right for them. These grants help to provide the critical financial resources they need to do their work.”The Five Star Institute has a wide footprint in furthering the diversity and inclusion agenda in the mortgage industry with the newly announced 2016 Five Star Diversity Symposium and its member organization, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC).The inaugural Five Star Diversity Symposium is a day-long event focused on advancing the conversation on diversity within the mortgage industry. The event will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the The Belo Mansion, Dallas, Texas. Headline topics that will be covered at this event include: Thinking Outside the Box: The Future of Diversity in Mortgage Lending, The Bottom Line: The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion, Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion Practices Into Your Compliance Management Program, Building the Best Team, and The Weakest Link: Issues in Supply Chain Diversity.Click here to register for the 2016 Five Star Diversity Symposium.The AMDC, a Five Star Institute member organization, is comprised of executives from various mortgage companies and aims to shape the diversity agenda. The council, launched in June 2015, was created to drive results that support the application and promotion of the mortgage industry’s best diversity practices, and advancing solutions that support initiatives outlined by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act.“The dialogue around diversity in the mortgage industry has not been advanced the way it needs to be,” said Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado. “Five Star was presented with a tremendous opportunity to fill a leadership void and we will work with our industry partners to set the bar for diversity in the industry.”Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport and theMReport.com.center_img May 2, 2016 514 Views Sharelast_img read more

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first_img 8 Comments   Share   Top Stories Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Much has been made of Rosen’s confidence, but a great deal of it is because, reasonably or not, he doesn’t feel like the NFL game is all that different than what he faced in high school or college.“It’s pretty much the same from high school, to college, to the NFL,” he said of his calm pocket presence that allowed him to extend plays and complete balls with defenders bearing down on him in a 20-17 loss last Sunday.Related LinksThe Consensus Week 5: Cardinals entrenched at the bottomPFF: Josh Rosen tops Baker Mayfield’s high grade for rookie QB debutCardinals’ Steve Wilks: ‘Our offense is getting ready to flourish’Week 5 injury report: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers“Your offensive linemen get better with your defensive line and vice versa. It’s just when things go bad, it just hurts more.”Two anecdotes from head coach Steve Wilks’ Wednesday press conference stand out about Rosen’s strong play that saw him complete 15 of 27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown:1.At one point Sunday, Wilks admitted he wasn’t as trusting in his rookie quarterback as he should have been.“Clock was running down, we were about to get a delay of game. I called timeout,” Wilks said. “After that series he was coming over the sideline and he said, ‘Coach, I got it. I’m looking at the play-clock. Trust me, I got it.’“I love it. I love the confidence. I love that he’s in control. I’m all for it.”center_img 2.A handful of drops by Arizona’s receivers marred Rosen’s stat line, and while his encouragement of his teammates was caught on the sideline cameras a few times, another uplifting conversation was had between the 21-year-old rookie and the 43-year-old Phil Dawson, who missed two field goals that could have changed the complexion of the game in Arizona’s favor.“He said Josh came up to him after the game,” Wilks said of Dawson. “Here’s an older guy, a veteran guy and he’s getting encouraged by a rookie quarterback. It just speaks volumes to what Josh can do not only on the field for this team but off.”EXTRA POINTS— Rosen’s first career touchdown pass from Sunday was also second-year receiver Chad Williams’ first career touchdown catch. That caused a minor dilemma regarding who gets to keep the football involved on the play: “See if you can cut it in half or something. Get like one side painted,” Rosen quipped. “We’ll figure it out.”— WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), CB Bene Benwikere (spine), DE Markus Golden (knee) and DT Corey Peters (elbow) did not practice on Wednesday, Wilks said. They are all day-to-day but expected to be healthy enough for Sunday’s game in San Francisco. TEMPE, Ariz. — The game has not looked too fast for Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen.Arizona head coach Steve Wilks felt like the rookie’s unflappable nature, along with his confidence and command, were satisfactory reasons to throw him into the fire, first in an attempt of a late comeback against the Chicago Bears two weeks back. Ditto for Wilks’ decision to move Rosen into a starting role heading into what became a loss to the Seattle Seahawks this past week. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more