Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentBy erik andreassen
Head of Department
Since March 2, 2017
Nominated by president Donald Trump
When it was created
Formed September 9, 1965
Under president Lyndon B. Johnson
Current Fiscal Budget
Funding is prioritized to protect vulnerable families and to revitalize neighborhoods with distressed HUD assisted housing and concentrated poverty.
What they do
Provides Opportunity for Vulnerable Families through Housing Assistance
Expands Opportunity in High Poverty Communities
Creates New Opportunity for Homeless Families and Individuals
Connects More Opportunity for Americans to Become Homeowners
Public Law 102-550 - Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
Title X, Sections 1012 and 1013 - Requirements for the Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.
Title X, Section 1018 - Requirements for the Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing
Community planning and development
Government national mortgage association
Multi family housing
Office of federal housing
Office of public and Indian housing
There are seven programs managed by HUD that are directly addressed to homelessness
Many of the duties the secretary fulfills are dictated by laws.
Robert Weaver, the department's first head, was also the first African-American cabinet member in U.S. history.