The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will begin offering LEED recertification for all LEED certified projects. To be eligible for certification, projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual actuarial report to Congress
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires
This morning, the National Association of Realtors®, joined by over 20 associations from across the real estate industry, sent a letter to Senate Leadership and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs urging confirmation of Kathleen Kraninger as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Eighteen CREW Network members, including 2018 President-Elect Holly Neber, have been recognized as 2018 Connect Media Women in Real Estate. The women were among 50 individuals selected by Connect Media from more than 300 nominations based on their leadership
USDA Partners with Communities to Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure to Rural Areas
Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing in infrastructure projects in a dozen states (PDF, 132 KB) to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities.
The National League of Cities (NLC) announced the creation of a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment, and quality. The National League of Cities Task Force on Housing is being created under the leadership of NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and will be chaired by Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
EXIT Realty Corp. International donates $400,000 to support Habitat for Humanity’s response to hurricanes...
EXIT Realty Corp. International, a real estate franchisor with brokerage locations across the U.S. and Canada, today announced its support for Habitat for Humanity’s long-term recovery efforts following hurricanes Florence and Michael with a contribution of $400,000, designating $200,000 to each response.
World’s Leading Green Building Organizations Team Up to Accelerate Progress to Advance Green Buildings,...
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the BRE Group (BRE) have announced a partnership that will promote the expertise of both organizations and harness their combined industry insights, to deliver a new industry approach to green building performance, solutions and benchmarking.
New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is approving or considering the approval of nine large developments that would add 40,000 new residents in chaparral and grasslands naturally prone to fire, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
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On Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Triumph, a short-term family housing program in Ward 8, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. On October 30, 2018, DC General was closed once and for all
Construction prices rose 0.5 percent in October and are 7.9 percent high than at the same time a year ago, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data conducted by Associated Builders and Contractors. Prices for nonresidential construction inputs also increased 0.5 percent on a month-over-month basis and are up by more than 8 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Chicago Housing Authority in midst of $31 million energy-efficiency project that is replacing outdated...
The Chicago Housing Authority is halfway through a $31 million energy-efficiency project that is replacing outdated systems in its public housing portfolio - allowing for improvements in more than 9,000 apartments.
Habitat for Humanity commemorates this Veterans Day with a milestone of repairing, renovating or constructing the homes of over 1,000 U.S. military veterans and their families thanks to The Home Depot Foundation’s generous support of Habitat’s Repair Corps program since 2011.
This weekend, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at two Veterans Day events to honor District of Columbia veterans. Norton also introduced a resolution recognizing D.C.’s 30,000 veterans and their families, condemning the denial of voting rights in Congress and full home rule for D.C. veterans and their families, and calling for statehood for the District to make D.C. veterans and other residents whole
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with its member financial institutions, it has awarded $14 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants to 29 projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas, which will result in the creation or rehabilitation of 1,853 housing units.
The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The mission of the Institute is to serve the nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.
New Hanover County has collected 877,551 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 32,323 cubic yards of construction debris in the unincorporated areas of the county as of Wednesday, November 7. The first pass of debris collection is still underway, and the second pass is expected to begin after Thanksgiving.