Department of Housing and Urban Development - Federal Departments
$41B / year
$837.18M in 2018
The Federal Government is broken down into fifteen departments, each of which consists of a number of sub-departments and organizational groups tasked with accomplishing the Department's overall goals.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development was established in 1965 during a time of immense urbanization in our country. HUD was created as part of the Great Society program under President Johnson. HUD was tasked with developing, improving, and implementing policies on housing and city development. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the principle organization behind establishing and enforcing equal opportunity housing laws, regulating national mortgage standards and practices, and provides guidance and mandates regarding safe living conditions by focusing on reducing household hazards such as lead-based paint, asbestos, household poisons.
Who does the Department of Housing and Urban Development hire?
Like most federal departments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development hires a broad range of professionals and craftsman alike. However, most of HUDs workforce is focused in the engineering fields such as civil engineering. HUD also employs many social work positions and blue-collar positions.
In 2018, the most common occupation employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development was General Business And Industry at 399 employees. The second largest occupation was General Business And Industry with 348 employees.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the HUD has only a few satellite offices throughout the county. Much of the Department of Housing and Urban Developments 10,000 employees are divided between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
Additionally, numerous partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the HUD that allow HUD employees to work at some VA locations around the country.
History of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
The HUD was formed on September 9, 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson as part of his Great Society program aimed at social reforms to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.
The HUD has worked to establish several keys laws that help to ensure equal housing opportunities. The National Housing Act of 1934 provided mortgage insurance on FHA-approved loans. The Housing Act of 1949 enacted plans to eliminate slums throughout the country. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 made it illegal to discriminate in housing matters. More recently the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act opens up more housing support to middle class Americans.
Average Pay of an Employee in the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Agencies in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (2018)
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