Yearly Archives: 2018

VA

Little Rock, Arkansas, becomes latest community to declare effective end to Veteran homelessness

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.
MBA

Broeksmit Comments on Announcement that Joseph Otting will be Named Acting Director of FHFA

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
NACWA

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
Appraisal Institute

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

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.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on First Step Act Being Signed into Law

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

Top 3 Myths About Moving Companies Debunked

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 for Veterans Improved by VA Loans

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.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $18 Million for Transformative Energy Technologies

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
FEMA

FEMA and Home Improvement Stores in Bay and Leon Counties Offering Free Rebuilding and...

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 Muriel Bowser

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
USDA

USDA Highlights Key Accomplishments in 2018 That Are Building Rural Prosperity

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.
MBA

Broeksmit Testifies on Housing Finance Reform

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

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....
NAHB

NAHB Urges Congress to Act on Housing Finance Reform

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.
Mercy Housing

SEAHAWKS SUPPORT MOUNT BAKER FAMILY HOUSING & RESOURCE CENTER THROUGH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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.
NLCHP

Barr’s Nomination for Attorney General Raises Concerns for Homeless Advocates

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
SEIA

D.C. City Council Passes Historic 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Bill

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.
Mercy Housing

$3 MILLION DONATION TO U.S. AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMES FROM ABROAD

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
NIBS

Building Innovation 2019 Sessions to Deliver 27 Hours’ Worth of Continuing Education

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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD OFFERS $112 MILLION TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that there is a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities.