U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships - particularly with faith-based and community organizations - that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.
HUD offers community development assistance and programs that enable US residents to access affordable housing. Created in 1965, HUD programs encompass a wide spectrum of housing assistance and enforcement, including community development block grants, single- and multi-family housing mortgage insurance, manufactured home construction and safety standards, public and Indian housing, and fair housing initiatives. The HUD partners with faith-based and community organizations in realizing new housing opportunities for disadvantaged residents. HUD's annual budget is about $39 billion.