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  • Housing is the foundation on which we live, grow, and thrive.
  • Yet millions of Americans struggle with housing and remain shut out from the opportunities a good home provides.
  • At HUD, we’re committed to the people and communities behind this crisis – and by advancing inclusive, equity-focused policy and programs, we’re delivering the support they need to make their way home.

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HUD’s FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan lays out this administration’s strategy for ensuring everyone has an affordable, healthy place to live. Over the course of the next four years HUD will pursue two overarching priorities focused on increasing equity and improving customer experience across all HUD programs. Five strategic goals undergird the Plan as follows:

  • Strategic Goal 1: Support Underserved Communities
  • Strategic Goal 2: Ensure Access to and Increase the Production of Affordable Housing
  • Strategic Goal 3: Promote Homeownership
  • Strategic Goal 4: Advance Sustainable Communities
  • Strategic Goal 5: Strengthen HUD’s Internal Capacity

The five goals of the FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan present the core vision of what HUD hopes to accomplish, the strategies to accomplish those objectives, and the indicators of success.

In carrying out its work on each of its strategic goals, HUD is committed to the following core values:

Accountability: HUD individually and collectively takes responsibility for its performance and conduct.

Efficiency and Effectiveness: HUD will maximize its resources and efforts to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its individual and collective performance. The Department strives for simplicity in its lines of authority and clarity in its lines of communication and strives to eliminate the red tape of bureaucracy. HUD supports a productive work environment that balances high performance with the need for healthy personal and community life.

Fairness and Respect: HUD values others, demonstrates compassion for those it serves, and treats others the way it would like to be treated. In respecting others, the Department conducts its work and administers its programs with fairness and justice and with a commitment to civil rights, inclusion, and diversity.

Integrity: HUD approaches others, its stakeholders, and its work with honesty and the highest ethical standards.

 

FY 2022-2026 HUD Strategic Plan

Performance Plans and Reports

 

FY 2022-2026 HUD Strategic Framework

 

HUD’s Mission

Create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Overarching Goal: Pursue Transformative Housing and Community-Building Policy and Programs

Ensure HUD centers its focus on people, and their lived experiences, with policy and programs that are equity-focused, anti-discriminatory, and that advance housing justice, so that everyone has an affordable, healthy place to live.

Overarching Priority: Increase Equity

Increase equity across all HUD programs.

Overarching Priority: Improve Customer Experience

Improve the customer experience for those seeking and receiving HUD services.

 

Strategic Goal 1: Support Underserved Communities

Fortify support for underserved communities and support equitable community development for all people.

1A: Advance Housing Justice

Fortify support for vulnerable populations, underserved communities, and Fair Housing enforcement.

1B: Reduce Homelessness

Strengthen Federal, State, Tribal, and community implementation of the Housing First approach to reducing the prevalence of homelessness, with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness.

1C: Invest in the Success of Communities

Promote equitable community development that generates wealth-building for underserved communities, particularly for communities of color.

 

Strategic Goal 2: Ensure Access to and Increase the Production of Affordable Housing

Ensure housing demand is matched by adequate production of new homes and equitable access to housing opportunities for all people.

2A: Increase the Supply of Housing

Enhance HUD’s programs that increase the production and supply of housing across the country.

2B: Improve Rental Assistance

Improve rental assistance to address the need for affordable housing.

 

Strategic Goal 3: Promote Homeownership

Promote homeownership opportunities, equitable access to credit for purchase and improvements, and wealth-building in underserved communities.

3A: Advance Sustainable Homeownership

Advance the deployment of tools and capital that put sustainable homeownership within reach.

3A – Major Initiative: Expand Homeownership Opportunities

Promote financing for innovative ownership models to increase the availability of affordable housing.

3B: Create a More Accessible and Inclusive Housing Finance System

Advance new policy, programs, and modernization initiatives that support a more equitable housing finance system. Promote the preservation and creation of affordable housing stock.

 

Strategic Goal 4: Advance Sustainable Communities

Advance sustainable communities by strengthening climate resilience and energy efficiency, promoting environmental justice, and recognizing housing’s role as essential to health.

4A: Guide Investment in Climate Resilience

Invest in climate resilience, energy efficiency, and renewable energy across HUD programs.

4B: Strengthen Environmental Justice

Reduce exposure to health risks, environmental hazards, and substandard housing, especially for low-income households and communities of color.

4C: Integrate Health and Housing

Advance policies that recognize housing’s role as essential to health.

 

Strategic Goal 5: Strengthen HUD’s Internal Capacity

Strengthen HUD’s internal capacity and efficiency to ensure better delivery of HUD’s mission.

* 5A: Enable the HUD Workforce

Enable the HUD workforce through hiring, training, opportunities for growth, and promoting a more engaged and inclusive work environment.

* 5B: Improve Acquisition Management.

Identify, procure, and execute acquisition management.

* 5C: Strengthen Information Technology

Strengthen information technology, cybersecurity, and data management.

* 5D: Enhance Financial and Grants Management

Provide sound financial and grants management.

* 5E: Improve Ease, Effectiveness, and Trust in HUD Services

Institutionalize customer experience (CX) management and elevate the customer perspective across HUD.

 

These objectives include a FY 2022-2023 Agency Priority Goal.

* These objectives reflect FY 2022-2026 HUD management objectives.

 

FY 2022-2023 Agency Priority Goals

Agency Priority Goals (APGs) reflect the Department’s key priorities for the next two years. Through public goal setting, quarterly leadership discussions, and regular public updates, HUD has made significant progress to advance the selected mission outcomes of APGs. For FY 2022-2023, HUD will track progress on these APGs:

Objective 1B: Reduce Homelessness

By September 30, 2023, make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring by reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness by 15% from 2020 levels. 1

Objective 2B: Improve Rental Assistance

By September 30, 2023, maximize the reach of HUD’s rental assistance programs by increasing the occupancy rates to 96% in the Public and Multifamily Housing programs and the budget utilization rate to 100% in the Housing Choice Voucher program.

Objective 3A: Advance Sustainable Homeownership

HUD will maximize homeownership for creditworthy first-time homebuyers and preserve homeownership for existing homeowners. By September 30, 2023, HUD will maintain a first-time homebuyer rate of at least 80% for newly endorsed FHA-insured purchase mortgages and a re-default rate for seriously delinquent homeowners who received a loss mitigation action that is below 30%.

Objective 4B: Strengthen Environmental Justice

By September 30, 2023, protect families from lead-based paint and other health hazards by making an additional 20,000 units of at-risk housing units healthy and lead-safe.

1 This reduction is compared to the 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) count. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many communities were not able to conduct and unsheltered PIT count in 2021 and thus a 2021 National Homelessness number is unavailable.

 

Departmental Structure

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