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HUD’s House of Cards

Public Housing Failures

HUD’s flawed oversight of living conditions in federally subsidized housing can leave people living among rats, roaches, mold and other dangerous conditions for years. The lack of solutions for small- and mid-sized cities is the affordable housing crisis nobody’s talking about.

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HUD’s House of Cards

Senators Seek Answers From HUD About Public Housing Crisis in East St. Louis

Last year, HUD Secretary Ben Carson gave control of the city’s public housing complexes back to local officials after a lengthy federal receivership. He said problems had been fixed, but an investigation by The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica found deteriorating conditions.

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“I Don’t Know Where I’m Going to Go”: HUD Displaces Even More Residents in This Small City

My Home Is a Place That Feels Safe. For Too Many Families, That’s Not the Case.

“They Painted Over Problems”: How Residents of One Affordable Housing Complex Went From Hope to Despair

HUD Inspect: See if Publicly Subsidized Housing Units Passed or Failed Government Inspections

Inside Public Housing Where Cockroaches Drop From the Wall and Kids are Getting Sick

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing

HUD’s Inspection System Gets a Poor Grade in Congressional Watchdog’s Report

HUD Plans to Reduce Notice Given Before Inspections, but Advocates Are Unimpressed

HUD’s System for Processing Public Records Requests Died During the Shutdown

What I Learned Covering HUD: Oversight Failures Are Symptoms of Deeper Dysfunction

How a Consultant Said He Gamed HUD Inspections: Sweep Problems Behind a Wall

HUD Took Over a Town’s Housing Authority 22 Years Ago. Now the Authority’s Broke and Residents Are Being Pushed Out.

HUD Tallied Numerous Violations in New York City Public Housing. It Still Gave Passing Grades.

“Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold

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How HUD’s Inspection System Fails Low-Income Tenants Nationwide

Ben Carson Declared Mission Accomplished in East St. Louis — Where Public Housing Is Still a Disaster

What Do You Know About Public Housing in the U.S.? Help Us Investigate.

Afraid of “Political Repercussions,” HUD Delayed Action on Crumbling Public Housing

HUD Is Failing to Protect Children From Lead Paint Poisoning, Audits Find

HUD May Soon Evict Residents in Two Public Housing Complexes in Southern Illinois

Senators Question HUD’s “Rash” Decision to Close Two Housing Complexes in Southern Illinois

In Small-Town America, the Public Housing Crisis Nobody’s Talking About

HUD Long Neglected These Residents. Now As They Move Out, Some Feel HUD Let Them Down Again.