Today, the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent effective end of Veteran homelessness in the municipality of Little Rock, Arkansas, bringing the U.S. another step closer to ending Veteran homelessness nationwide.
Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the announcement that President Donald J. Trump will name Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting as Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency beginning Jan. 6 after the end of Director Mel Watt's term
Congress Passes Bipartisan Integrated Planning Bill, Provides Communities Greater Long-Term Certainty for Clean Water...
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) applauds Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, HR 7279. This bill will codify the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide
Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the First Step Act into law
People say that moving is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. In fact, many say it’s about as stressful as a divorce. While you prepare for your move, it makes sense to want to eliminate as much stress as possible. Even if you can remove a little bit of the pressure, it can make the move that much easier. One way that people help alleviate stress during a move is to hire a moving company
Life can be difficult for veterans once they leave the services. They have to deal with adjusting to civilian life. They are also faced with having to find new employment and with having to find a place to live. All of these pressures can put a lot of stress on someone who has just become a veteran. This is stress that can continue as civilian life goes on.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced its latest funding opportunity designed to support early stage, transformative energy technologies. The “Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas” funding opportunity enables ARPA-E to investigate potential new program areas while highlighting energy challenges of critical interest to American competitiveness and security
As Floridians continue to repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are once again teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer
Mayor Bowser Announces First Investment from Preservation Fund to Keep Housing Affordable for Over...
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the first major investment in preserving affordable housing for District residents from her newly-created, public-private Preservation Fund. LISC-DC, one of two District-approved managers of disbursements, will draw $11 million from the $40 million fund to assist with acquisition and predevelopment financing, preserving over 80 units of affordable housing in amenity-rich neighborhoods in Wards 1 and 4
Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today highlighted accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during 2018 that assisted rural communities in building prosperity and contributing to America’s growing economy.
Senate Sends Bipartisan Veterans Package to President, Capping Off Record Two Years of Accomplishments
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the unanimous Senate passage of a package of 18 pieces of veterans’ legislation to improve veterans’ education and burial benefits, prevent veteran homelessness, and improve the transition process for veterans and their families.
Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) testified today before the House Financial Services Committee at a hearing titled, "A Legislative Proposal to Provide for a Sustainable Housing Finance System: The Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act of 2018."
EPA Provides $47.7 Million Loan to Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for Water Infrastructure...
EPA WIFIA loan will improve local wastewater infrastructure, create jobs, and better protect Deer Creek (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 21, 2018) – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S....
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for working with lawmakers across the political aisle to develop a legislative framework to move housing finance reform forward.
The Seahawks are raising funds for families experiencing homelessness and asking fans to join them in supporting the Mount Baker Family Housing & Resource Center. Starting today through the end of December, fans are encouraged to give by texting HOME12 to 44321 or clicking here. All donations made will be matched up to $20,000 by the Seahawks.
Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be United States Attorney General
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy.
This three-million-dollar gift marks the two organizations’ first partnership, and a major step toward improving low-income people’s access to essential job, health, and education resources for the residents of Mercy Housing. Mercy Housing Inc. (MHI) received the donation from the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland this September
Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference & Expo, to be held January 7-10, 2019, in Washington, D.C., is a great way to earn continuing education units (CEUs) while hearing from a diverse group of speakers.