#4 Government and Public Real Estate News in Media

#4 Government and Public Real Estate News in Media

Want Cheap Rent? Here’s How to Enter a Housing Lottery
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — With dreams of ditching her rodent-infested Murray Hill apartment of 11 years and living without a roommate, artist Jen Maler has been playing the city’s lottery — the #housing #lottery, that is.

Homelessness Increases in Connecticut, But Decreases Nationwide
In 2013, homelessness nationwide decreased by four percent. However, Connecticut has seen a seven percent increase since 2012, according to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.

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ICYMI | Chairman Hensarling Op-Ed: Giving the FHA a new lease on life
Persistently weak job growth, higher taxes on families and record-breaking #government debt are the hallmarks of the failed economic experiment known as Obamanomics. It is an experiment made up of many policies, but its core revolves around one central belief: A larger, more powerful, more intrusive government can and should fix every problem.

Cutting Through the Red Tape: Maryland is Making it Easier for Baltimore City “Move-Up” Homebuyers to Get a Loan
It just got easier for homebuyers in Baltimore City to get a home loan through the Maryland Mortgage Program, the state’s flagship homeownership program.

Getting Schooled – the Connecticut Affordable Housing Academy
Betsy Crum is the Executive Director of Connecticut Housing Coalition.
In 1965, the great Curtis Mayfield sang, “People get ready, there’s a train a’comin.” He could have been probably talking about affordable #housing when he invited us to “just get on board.” Our housing industry is gearing up to meet the challenge of the dramatic investments being made in creating and renovating affordable housing.

SIPs speed up construction of unique Habitat home
The Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) teamed up with CAD-1 to host a design competition for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado. Eleven teams from AIA Colorado submitted home designs. The winning entry was constructed in Kittredge, Colorado by Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, using a volunteer workforce and donations garnered by AIA Denver.

HUD AWARDS $500,000 TO CITY OF BATON ROUGE TO HELP TRANSFORM SMILEY HEIGHTS-MELROSE EAST NEIGHBORHOOD
NEW ORLEANS – At an event held today at Baton Rouge City Hall with Baton Rouge Mayor/President Melvin “Kip” Holden, HUD New Orleans Field Office Director Art Wells and East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority Executive Director Richard Murray, HUD announced the award of a $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to help revitalize the Smiley-Heights-Melrose East neighborhood (see grant summary below).

Contractors have more leverage than ever, real estate lawyer says
In the Nov. 22 edition of the Houston Business Journal, we ranked the top real estate law firms in Houston.

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