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Due to the sequestration cuts, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office in Santa Ana will close next Friday, May 24, and unless funding relief comes it will be closed select Fridays through the end of August. The field office in the federal building at 34 Civic Center Plaza joins HUD offices nationwide undergoing furlough days.
The chosen closures--May 24, June 14, July 5 and 22 and Aug. 2, 16 and 30--have been paired with weekends and holidays "to ease impact," according to the housing relief agency, which like other federal government entities must deal with automatic spending cuts that kicked in March 1.
Call the Santa Ana Field Office, which covers Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, at 714.796.5577 for more information. The same building is home to HUD's Santa Ana Home Ownership Office, which insures single family FHA loans and oversees the selling of HUD homes. The number at the center--which serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, the Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas--is 800.225.5342.