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Statement from the National Fair Housing Alliance on MLK Day Celebrations and the State...

As we prepare to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. it is important to note that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Dr. King was a key figure in pushing forward the fair housing (then referred to as open housing) movement. In fact, Dr. King moved his family into a tenement house in Chicago to highlight the atrocities of housing discrimination and residential segregation.  The Fair Housing Act was passed 7 days after his death and signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson to help make real Dr. King’s dream that everyone have fair access to the promise that is America

Statement By Secretary Nielsen On House Passage Of H.R. 3359 To Create The Cybersecurity...

“I commend the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3359. I urge the Senate to pass similar legislation. As the events of this morning illustrate, our nation’s critical infrastructure can often be prime targets for adversaries of all types, including terrorists, nation state and other non-state actors, hackers, and ordinary criminals. As the threat landscape shifts and becomes more complex, our approach to security must evolve.

New Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks, Now Available

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to announce the release of A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks. The new guide, which draws on lessons learned from the Great Urban Parks Campaign pilot projects, was created in partnership with the American Planning Association and Low Impact Development Center.

Iowa Counties Lose Appeal in Recording Fee Case

Reston, Virginia, - December 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a favorable ruling in an Iowa recording fee case.

Harkin Announces More Than $79,000 for Homeless Veterans in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 10, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that Iowa will receive a total of $79,318 in grant funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing program (VASH). The funding will provide homeless veterans with rental assistance. Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the subcommittee that funds HUD

Grassley, Goodlatte Press for Answers on Student Visa Holder/Asylum Seeker Who Allegedly Intended to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 25, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte today pressed the Department of Homeland Security for additional information about El Medhi Semlali Fathi who, before his recent arrest, the FBI alleges to have been planning a bomb attack on a school and a federal building

Harkin Announces Nearly $2 Million to Help Iowa Veteran Families Find Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded three Iowa organizations with a combined total of $1,922,584 through the Supportive Services ...

Harkin Announces More than $525,000 for State Veterans Home in Marshalltown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the State Veterans Home in Marshalltown has been awarded $529,584 from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The funds will be used to build a tran...

BRANSTAD/REYNOLDS PROCLAIM AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEEK IN IOWA

Des Moines - April 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds today proclaimed April 21-27, 2013 as Affordable Housing Week in Iowa. Iowa joins organizations throughout the country in celebrating Affordable Housing Month...

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES $6.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITES...

DES MOINES - April 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently announced awards of more than $6.6 million in federal HOME program awards to advance affordable housing initiatives that will provide affordable ho...

Iowa Finance Authority Awards $50,000 Grant to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa...

Des Moines, IA - March 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently approved a $50,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa to assist in financing the construction of two affordable homes in Mason...

BRANSTAD/REYNOLDS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $70 MILLION TO BUILD AND PRESERVE 635 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

DES MOINES - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors today announced affordable housing awards to twelve affordable housing projects totaling more than $70 million in federal Housing Tax Credits to build...

Iowa Finance Authority Announces New Program for Home Buyers and Winter Homeownership Contest

CEDAR RAPIDS - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) today joined Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Cedar Rapids and area lenders and Realtors to urge participation in the Home in Paradise Contest, a statewide social m...

Transparency at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- I come to the floor of the Senate today to speak about one of my favorite topics—transparency. It’s no secret that I’ve worked to bring greater transparency and accountability to all par...

Branstad/Reynolds Administration Announce Completion of Statewide Housing Study

DES MOINES - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Branstad/Reynolds Administration today announced the completion of a comprehensive statewide housing study, which includes an analysis of Iowa’s current housing stock and the results of public f...

Sabre Industries Ribbon Cutting

Sioux City, IA - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sabre Industries, Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for their new Iowa industrial complex in Sioux City’s Southbridge Business Park. A multi-phase expansion project, this new 150 acre si...

Iowa Environmental Protection Commission Gives the Green Light to a New Method of Funding...

DES MOINES - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- “Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects” will help cities, watershed organizations, landowners and others address local water quality problems. A total of $15 million will be available per ...

Iowa Finance Authority Awards more than $900,000 in Grants for Homelessness Services in Iowa

Des Moines - January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today awarded $900,776 in grants to twenty-seven organizations to assist homeless and domestic violence shelters with costs associated with providing esse...

Branstad, Reynolds Announce New Program that will Allow Iowa Home Buyers to Reduce Federal...

DES MOINES - January 08, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds were accompanied by Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Dave Jamison today to announce that eligible Iowans can now buy a home and reduce their federal income...

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY AND USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNER TO AWARD $10 MILLION TO PRESERVE...

DES MOINES, IA - December 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors recently announced awards of more than $10 million to preserve and rehabilitate affordable housing in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, La Porte City a...

Business Real Estate Press Releases

7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease 7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased 7-Eleven property located at 270 Broad Street in Providence, Rhode Island for $3,276,496.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Statement from the National Fair Housing Alliance, et al. Concerning the...

We are deeply disappointed that the court did not recognize the importance of immediately and fully reinstating the mechanisms needed to implement the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.