You’ve maybe heard the term “HUD” bandied about on the news, but just what is it? HUD is the Department of Housing and Urban Development – a Federal government entity. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way housing agencies do business.