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USDA

USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect

DHCD

Over $25 Million in DHCD Financing To Produce and Preserve Affordable Housing in Wards 4 and 8

(Washington, DC) — (RealEstateRama) — The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on two loan agreements from the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) that will produce and preserve over 200 units of affordable housing in Wards 4

BLM, LEMHI REGIONAL LAND TRUST AND SALMON SCHOOL GARDEN HOSTING FIREWISE PROGRAM

The community of Salmon is invited to attend a Firewise presentation on Sunday, April 28 at the Salmon Grange building from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The presentation will focus on practical principles homeowners

Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae launches Platinum product for HECM Securities

Ginnie Mae announced today that investors in Ginnie Mae mortgage securities backed by Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) can now take advantage of a new Platinum securities execution — the Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Backed Security (HMBS) Platinum securitization channel.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Introduces Bill to Permit Marijuana Use in Public Housing, Will Speak at National Cannabis Festival Saturday

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that today she introduced the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2019, which would permit the use of marijuana in federally assisted housing

DOI

Acting Secretary Bernhardt Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth

President Trump signed two Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth. Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt released the following statement. “Today’s executive orders to streamline permitting processes will further remove barriers to responsible development.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED LINCOLN COUNTY LAND SALES

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office is proposing to offer six parcels (totaling approximately 248 acres) of public lands in Lincoln County, Nevada through a competitive sale. All parcels are located within five miles of the following communities: two parcels near Alamo, three parcels near Panaca

Trump Administration Signs Executive Orders to Fast Track Energy Infrastructure Permitting

The Trump Administration is expected to sign two executive orders making significant revisions to how the government regulates the transportation of energy across state and international lines.

DOI

Acting Secretary Bernhardt Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth

President Trump signed two Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth. Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt released the following statement:President Trump

Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.058 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $27.331 billion in March. A breakdown of February issuance includes $26.452 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $879 million of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $782 million of loans for multifamily housing

Energy

President Trump Signs Executive Orders Paving the Way for Energy Infrastructure Development

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry issued the following statement after the signing of President Trump’s Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure, economic growth and cross border permitting.

DOI

$20 Million in Grants Will Support Recreational Boating Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program continues its substantial contributions to recreational boaters and local communities and their economies through this year’s award of $20.6 million in grants to states and U.S. territories.

USDA

USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure and Smart Grid Improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems (PDF, 102 KB) and reduce energy costs

USDOJ

Former Stuart Housing Authority Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

A former Stuart Housing Authority employee pled guilty today to stealing government funds from the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida

AFTER ARREST OF CHINESE NATIONAL WITH MALWARE IN HAND AT MAR-A-LAGO, SENATORS SCHUMER, FEINSTEIN, AND WARNER URGE FBI TO IMMEDIATELY ASSESS NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS AT TRUMP PROPERTIES

Following reports of the arrest of Chinese national Yujin Zhang, who was apprehended by Secret Service after making false statements to enter Mar-a-Lago while carrying a thumb drive containing malware

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on the Confirmation of Mark Calabria as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on Mark Calabria’s confirmation as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). “I applaud the Senate for voting to confirm Mark Calabria, an experienced economist.

EPA

Administrator Wheeler visits Miami and announces $99.7 Million Water Infrastructure Loan to Miami-Dade County

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $99.7 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Miami-Dade County, Florida

BLM TERMINATING LAND USE PLAN DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA

The Bureau of Land Management is terminating development of a new resource management plan for public lands managed by the Arcata and Redding field offices in northwest California.

USDOJ

Former Chairman of The Village of Hempstead Housing Authority Convicted By A Federal Jury of Corruption Charges

A federal jury in Central Islip returned a guilty verdict today against Cornell Bozier, the former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the Village of Hempstead Housing Authority (VHHA) on four counts of an indictment charging

Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae’s Director of Single-Family Securitization to Speak at Information Management Network’s Technology Solutions Conference

Roy Hormuth, Ginnie Mae’s Director of Single Family Securitization, will be attending and speaking at the Information Management Network’s sixth annual Residential Mortgage Servicing Rights Conference