Department of Housing and Urban Development By erik andreassen

Head of Department

  • Ben Carson
  • 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

  • $49.3 billion
  • 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

Notable Regulations

  • 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
  • Uniform Act


  • Community planning and development
  • Government national mortgage association
  • Multi family housing
  • Office of federal housing
  • Office of public and Indian housing

Fun Facts

  • 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.

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