Website and Privacy Policies

HUD and it's contractors respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange.  Here are some things you should know about how we protect your privacy.

Information Collection

  1. 1No personal information about you or your organization is collected or stored during your visit to the site.
  2. 2When you browse, read pages or download information on our website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. this information never identifies who you are. The information we collect and store about your visit comprises all of the following:
    • The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (the number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Internet) from which you access our website;
    • The type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site;
      The date and time you access the website;
      The pages you visit; and
      If you linked to the OneCPD Resource Exchange from another website, the address of that website.
  3. 3This information is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to your site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record the information about individuals and their visits.

Site Security

  1. 1We do not use "persistent" cookies on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. "Persistent" cookies track users over long periods of time and monitor other websites that users visit. However, we do use "session" cookies, which store information only during the time of your visit to the OneCPD Resource Exchange. "Session" cookies and all related information are erased. If you don't want the OneCPD Resource Exchange to put a "cookie" on your computer, you can adjust your Internet settings, and still retain your ability to view everything on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
  2. 2We monitor visits to the website to identify any attempt to tamper with it.
  3. 3Tampering with the OneCPD Resource Exchange is against the law. Anyone who tries to tamper with it may be punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Links to Other Sites

  1. 1Our website contains links to many other websites. When you go to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site. The OneCPD Resource Exchange cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided there.
  2. 2Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement of the OneCPD Resource Exchange, its sponsors or the products presented on it.

Linking to OneCPD Resource Exchange

You are encouraged to link to the OneCPD Resource Exchange. You are welcome to copy the following suggested language below for use when linking to the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

The OneCPD Resource Exchange provides a one-stop shop for resources, updates, and information that assists CPD grantees and their partners to develop viable communities that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.


  1. 1When you send us email we will not share your email address with anyone outside of HUD staff, its contractors, and other federal representatives necessary to respond to your question. We will only use your email address to respond to your requests for information or send you information about OneCPD-related workshops, training sessions or available resources.
  2. 2If you sign up for one of our emailing lists, we will only send you the kind of information you've requested. We won't share your email address with anyone outside of HUD.
  3. 3If you use our "email a friend" feature, we will use your email address only to let your friend know who sent the Web address so he or she can reply to you.

File Formats

Many documents on our website are posted in Portable Document Format (PDF). These documents ensure that you will be able to open publications in their original format, regardless of what type of computer, browser or operating system you may use. To view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. Instructions and a troubleshooting guide are available on the Adobe website.

Some of our documents are posted in other proprietary formats (to access these documents you would normally have to buy (or already have) the corresponding software). When we post information or data in other proprietary formats, we do it only when we are reasonably sure that the intended audience can already access files in that format. Alternatively, the following are links to free viewers, which will allow you to view documents in proprietary formats:

Word (.doc) - this is a common format for word processing documents. (Download the free viewer)

PowerPoint (.ppt) - this is a common format for presentation documents. (Download the free viewer)

Excel (.xls) - this is a common format for spreadsheet documents. (Download the free viewer)


HUD's websites - including all online applications and work processes - must comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, making content accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 requires that anyone with disabilities must be able to access and use information and data on a website, comparable to the way people without disabilities can get that information and data, unless it would cause our agency an undue burden.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have problems accessing information on our website, please contact and tell us about your problem. Be sure to include the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access and your contact information. We will try to provide the information you are seeking.

Terms and Conditions for Photo and Video Submission

  • All images and videos submitted will be considered. Only those deemed acceptable and selected by OneCPD Resource Exchange Staff will be approved and displayed on the site. Submission does not guarantee placement on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
  • The OneCPD Resource Exchange will not use photos that come without detailed information on who is in a photo, and where it is taken. Please include correctly spelled names, titles and specifics about the location. If any factual mistakes are made after a photo is posted, please send recommended changes to the same email address used to submit photos.
  • Only CPD grantees and their affiliated partners may submit photos for use on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
  • Photo and video submissions should display CPD-related images. These might include, but are not limited to, CPD-funded properties, before-and-after depictions, local CPD events hosted by the grantee or its partner(s) such as drawings or workshops, construction sites, and families and their homes developed using CPD funds.
  • The OneCPD Resource Exchange reserves the right to determine what constitutes inappropriate content.
  • The OneCPD Resource Exchange reserves the right to edit or manipulate submitted images and accompanying text to maximize clarity. Images that are not of sufficient photographic quality will be rejected.
  • If the photograph is of a person or persons, the photographer affirms the person(s) photographed has (have) given their permission to be included in the photograph and for the photograph to be displayed on the OneCPD Resource Exchange without any fee or other form of compensation.
  • You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted.
  • By your submission, you acknowledge that you are the creator and copyright holder of the photo.
  • By your submission, you are providing permission for HUD and the OneCPD Resource Exchange staff to use the image. These uses include, but are not limited to, on the OneCPD Resource Exchange,, the OneCPD Flickr gallery, the OneCPD YouTube channel, and OneCPD Twitter.
  • Each accepted image will be displayed and captioned with details provided for the image.