stands for HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. HUD'S 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 many forms of
assistance through many programs and organizations.
Following are some examples offered by HUD. Check with your
local community offices or with a local charity in your
area. Homes, when available, are usually offered to a local
organization for rehabilitation, enabling home ownership and
/ or rental housing.