HUD Awards Over $500,000 to Colorado Organization to Test New Energy Saving Approaches in Older Multifamily Housing Developments

WASHINGTON – Today, iCAST, an organization based in Lakewood, CO was awarded $590,118 to test new and innovative ways to cut energy bills and to finance energy efficiency upgrades in existing multifamily residential properties. The announcement made by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is part of nearly $23 million to a dozen organizations on the cutting edge of bringing energy-saving solutions to the housing market.

HUD AWARDS $23 MILLION TO TEST NEW ENERGY-SAVING APPROACHES IN OLDER MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

WASHINGTON – All across the country, owners of aging apartment complexes are looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption and save money. In order to test new and innovative ways to cut energy bills and to finance energy efficiency upgrades in existing multi-family residential properties, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $23 million to a dozen organizations on the cutting edge of bringing energy-saving solutions to the housing market.

HUD LAUNCHES ‘KNOW IT. AVOID IT. REPORT IT.’ MORTGAGE SCAM PREVENTION CONSUMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the second phase of the Know It. Avoid It. Report It. consumer awareness campaign in Atlanta. The campaign, launched during National Consumer Protection Week, March 4 – 10, is designed to educate consumers on loan modification and foreclosure scams and encourage them to take action.

HUD SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION

WASHINGTON – Before implementing a new comprehensive tool to preserve public housing and other federally assisted housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking public comment beginning today on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). See Federal Register Notice. In addition to the Federal Register notice, HUD has posted guidance – PIH Notice 2012-18 (HA) – with proposed details for RAD’s implementation.

HUD DISCRIMINATION CHARGE AGAINST PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORD RESULTS IN $15,000 SETTLEMENT

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the owner of Breckenridge Plaza Apartment complex in Phoenixville, PA, has agreed to pay $15,000 as part of a consent decree in federal district court to settle claims that the development’s on-site manager, Morris Zelikovsky, discriminated against families with children. In August 2011, HUD charged the owner and manager of Breckenridge with charging families higher rent when they have children and indicating a preference against families with children.