Skip to main content

HUD embraces social media and increases transparency

NationalMortgageProfessional.com
Jun 16, 2010

In an effort to better serve the American people, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has embraced social media and streamlined its Web site contact tools to facilitate open communication and total transparency. "When you are seeking information, nothing is more frustrating than not being able to contact someone who can help you get answers to your questions," said HUD's web communications architect, Eileen Coleman. "We believe that communication and transparency are vital, and we are continuously working to improve our communication methods." As the new generation of information seekers primarily accesses news and other content through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, HUD deemed it essential that the Department get up to speed on today's popular channels of communication. After all, 50 percent of Facebook's 400 million users log on every day, according to Facebook. Furthermore, while only 21 percent of Twitter's 19 million users are active, that's still 3,990,000 people to reach, according to Mashable.com, a respected social media news blog. HUD also created its own Youtube channel, which currently features Lead Free Kids, a collaborative effort with the Ad Council about lead-based paint, and a short informational video about fair housing. Users access two billion videos a day on YouTube, according to the site. Ultimately, the proof is in the numbers and in the preferences of the American people. So, stay connected with HUD via RSS (really simple syndication) Feeds, the HUD Facebook page, HUD Twitter, the HUD Youtube Channel, the HUD wiki and the recently launched HUD Mobile site. ►RSS Feeds: http://www.hud.gov/rss/index.cfm ►HUD Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/HUD ►HUD Twitter: http://twitter.com/HUDnews ►HUD Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/HUDchannel ►HUD wiki: http://www.hud.gov/wiki ►HUD Mobile: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUDMobile For more information, visit www.hud.gov.
Published
Jun 16, 2010
Embattled Boston, Dallas Fed Chiefs To Resign

Stepping down early amid criticisms of personal stock trades made during the pandemic

Regulation and Compliance
Sep 28, 2021
The Fed: Tapering Could Start In November

Open Market Committee also expects to raise federal funds rate a year earlier, in 2022

Regulation and Compliance
Sep 23, 2021
HUD, FHFA: Freddie Mac Can Buy Group Home-Backed Loans

Agencies issue rule clarification after a mortgage lender refused to lend to an individual renting to a group home

Regulation and Compliance
Sep 23, 2021
Fannie Mae Plans To Restart Credit Risk Transfers In 2021

Paused Since March 2020, New CRT Transactions To Begin In October

Regulation and Compliance
Sep 21, 2021
Biden Nominates McCargo To Lead Ginnie Mae

Currently Serves As Senior Advisor For Housing Finance At HUD

Regulation and Compliance
Sep 14, 2021
OCC Plans To Rescind 2020 CRA Rule

The OCC formally issued a proposal to rescind a controversial rule within the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that was published in June 2020.

Regulation and Compliance
Sep 10, 2021