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The Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to waive certain laws to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads near the international border in the state of Texas, in the county of Hidalgo. The waiver was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 11, 2018.
Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. - yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.
The search for alpha (i.e. returns) is what drives investors and when it comes to commercial real estate the race to reap profits is in full swing. For those who bought into the market during 2010 and 2011, making big money is relatively easy as valuations are working in their favor.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 818, a bill to restore key provisions in California’s landmark “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights” (HBOR) legislation which passed in 2012 in response to the foreclosure crisis. HBOR has prevented thousands of avoidable foreclosures by requiring mortgage loan servicers to engage in timely
On June 1, POAH acquired 20 properties with 1,136 affordable apartments in Ohio and Kentucky from The Model Group (TMG), a for-profit development company with deep roots in Cincinnati. This represents POAH’s largest portfolio acquisition to date and comes at a time when some Cincinnati neighborhoods are seeing significant investments in infrastructure, new public transportation options, and an expansion of the district's art and dining scene
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) released its report evaluating the available civil rights record of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The report offers a careful and comprehensive examination of Kavanaugh’s record on cases concerning civil rights matters, including criminal justice, voting rights, fair housing, education, reproductive rights, environmental justice and access to justice issues – matters central to the Lawyers’ Committee’s mission.
The Black homeownership rate, currently at 42.2%, is just tenths of a percentage point higher than the same rate reported by the U.S. Census Bureau 50 years ago when the Fair Housing Act was signed into law. This troubling fact is the impetus behind the National Association of Real Estate Brokers’ (NAREB) program to increase Black homeownership by two (2) million over the next five (5) years.
We are pleased that the State of New York recognizes the importance of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule and that it is standing up for their many cities, towns, counties, and public housing authorities that would have, had the Rule been in effect, developed plans to ensure that everyone in the state has fair housing opportunities.
A new peer-reviewed scientific study confirms the Cadiz Inc. water mining project poses a serious threat to the largest spring in California’s Mojave Trails National Monument. This new science, the first published research on this matter, contradicts Cadiz’s long-held claims that its project would not affect wildlife or water sources in the California desert.
Shanna L. Smith will be retiring from her role as President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) on March 30, 2018. Ms. Smith was the first hire and established NFHA’s office in Washington, DC, in 1990 after NFHA’s incorporation in 1988. She has been dedicated to NFHA’s work for the past 30 years as a founding member and the organization’s first executive officer.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel broke ground on the new Jewel-Osco on the northwest corner of 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The full-service grocery store and drive-through pharmacy store will bring high-quality fresh food options to the Woodlawn community.
A new research report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Urban League critiques a legislative discussion draft by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to restructure the nation’s housing finance system, and it criticizes recently published papers supporting it.
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI 1st District) and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined RIHousing and nonprofit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) along with supporters and residents at a ceremonial groundbreaking for renovations to take place at Oxford Place and Oxford Gardens affordable housing complex
The National Fair Housing Alliance Condemns the Trump Administration’s Decision to Strip Fair Lending...
Shanna L. Smith, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following statement concerning the Trump Administration’s decision to remove enforcement powers from the CFPB’s Office of Fair Lending.
This week, a leaked version of a housing finance proposal from U.S. Senators Bob Corker (TN) and Mark Warner (VA) emerged that would severely harm America’s housing market. Today, several civil rights and affordable housing groups issued a statement on the proposal’s negative impact on access, affordability, and market stability.
DENTON, TX - August 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lincoln County and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials want to hear from the public about preliminary flood maps for Lincoln County.
WASHINGTON, DC - July 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) announced that he has joined Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Vice Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) in introducing a bill to reau...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) today announced that two community non-profit organizations in Albuquerque will receive $1,864,723 in grants that will help homeless and at-risk veterans and...
DENTON, TX - November 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Santa Fe County, New Mexico, homeowners, business and residential renters and business owners who do not have flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums befor...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) to remove barriers between Native American families and homeownership was signed into law today by President Obama during an Oval...