Established in 1965, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is involved in the development of single-family, multifamily and public housing communities. The department offers rural housing and economic development services. It also provides grants for emergency shelters. The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers disaster recovery assistance and lead hazard control programs. In addition, it provides mortgage insurance for hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The department offers tribally designated housing entities for low-income, American Indian families. The Department of Housing and Urban Development provides housing counseling services. The department offers contracts for minority firms and small, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses.