The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.
Chapter : Departmental Resources
■ About the Housing and Urban Development Department
Roughly thirty years after the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 was enacted, the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 created the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a cabinet-level agency. HUD’s mission areas include creating sustainable communities and ensuring quality, affordable homes for every American. Thanks in part to the American Civil Rights Movement, the twenty-five program offices within HUD are largely responsible for eliminating housing discrimination, promoting economic opportunity, and achieving inclusive communities through fair housing policies and laws.
Program offices within HUD also help regulate housing industry business and oversee the largest mortgage insurer in the world, the Federal Housing Administration, which has insured more than forty-six million mortgages ...