Definition of the Department of Housing and Urban Development from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 
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(abbreviation HUD)
 
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the US government department in charge of financial programmes to build houses and to help people buy their own homes. It provides insurance for mortgages and helps pay for houses for poor and old people. It also plans the development of cities.