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BUSH ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES WEB SITE AIMED AT PRODUCING MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING NATIONWIDE
WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez today announced the creation of the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse a step that is designed to create more affordable housing opportunities. The new web-based forum will offer builders and developers from around the country the ability to share ideas and solutions for overcoming state and local regulatory barriers to affordable housing.
"The Bush Administration is committed to creating 5.5 million new homeowners by the end of the decade and increasing the supply of affordable housing is the key to making the dream of homeownership a reality for more people," said Martinez who made the announcement today in Washington, DC at the Home Ownership Summit 2002. "Our hope is that by sharing development ideas from throughout the country, we will expose other communities to solutions that can assist them in increasing their affordable housing stock."
Users can search the database by state, by the published date of an entry, by entering a keyword, or by searching the 10 barrier categories:
The Clearinghouse supports state and local governments, builders, community planners, non-profits, and the American public seeking information about laws, regulations, and policies affecting the development, maintenance, improvement, availability, and cost of affordable housing.
Services offered by the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse include:
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet.
Content Archived: April 9, 2010