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Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Agency overview


To create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Current priorities

  • Promote integrated approaches to housing which provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons
  • Administer and enforce federal laws that ensure that all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice
  • Providing disaster resources, including special loan servicing and a disaster response toolkit with guidance on how to rehabilitate flooded homes and prepare for future disasters


HUD is divided into twenty-three program offices, and their local offices are organized into ten regions that span the entire nation. Learn more about the organizational structure.

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Profiles of service

Susan Angell and Mark Johnston

Susan Angell and Mark Johnston

Led an interdepartmental program that reduced veterans homelessness by 12 percent in one year as part of an ambitious national goal of finding shelter for all veterans by 2015.Learn more

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 421,000 federal employees across 379 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2016 edition, the HUD ranked 24th out of 27 midsize agencies.Learn more