HUD to Close Field Offices
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to close sixteen field offices in Camden, NJ; Syracuse, NY; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Springfield, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Flint, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Shreveport, LA; Dallas, TX; Lubbock, TX; Tucson, AZ; Fresno, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; and Spokane, WA. HUD feels that it can close these small field offices without significantly impacting the delivery of services. HUD has used advances in technology to centralize the workload and reduce the need for staffing in these locations. The changes are expected to result in administrative cost savings and increased occupancy rates at other existing HUD facilities.