The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD, is a Cabinet department in the Executive branch of the United States federal government. HUD’s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD embraces 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.
The department was first established on September 9, 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act. For more information about HUD or HUD programs you can visit the HUD government website.