Text Box: History of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

1934	Housing Act establishes Federal Housing Administration to insure mortgages and make loans to low-income families; Fannie Mae created.

1937	Housing Act establishes public housing.

1944	Servicemanís Readjustment Act creates Veteran Administration mortgages; trend toward suburbia begins.

Late 1950s	Urban renewal begins; slum clearance developed to promote construction of affordable housing.

1965	Department of Housing and Urban Development created.

1968	Model Cities program launched; fair housing launched through the Civil Rights Act.

1971	Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act passed. 

1974	Section 8 rental subsidy program begins; Community Development Block Grant program begins.

1977	Urban Development Action Grants begin.

1986	Low-income housing tax credit created.

1987	McKinney Homeless Assistance Act passed; creation of low-income housing tax credit.

1991Ė1994	Public housing inspection for lead paint.

1992	Residential Lead Hazard Reduction Act passed (Title X of the 1992 Housing and Community Development Act).

1993	Hope VI program begins to redevelop old public housing.

1996	Lead-based paint disclosure becomes law.

1999	HUD and CDC launch the Healthy Homes Initiative.

2000	HUD publishes new lead paint regulations for federally funded assisted housing; Presidentís Task Force releases federal interagency plan to eliminate childhood lead paint poisoning by 2010.

2001	EPA publishes final standards for lead in paint, dust, and soil in housing.