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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Ahead of Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show, Mayor Bowser and EagleBank Announce...

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser and EagleBank President and Chief Executive Officer Susan G. Riel announced an exclusive mortgage loan option program designed to help DC Government employees achieve homeownership in the District of Columbia.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Files Amendment to Increase Funding for Anacostia River Cleanup

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed an amendment last Friday to the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Program, building on Norton’s longstanding work to restore the Anacostia River.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser and EagleBank to Announce Mortgage Loan Product to Help District Employees Achieve...

National
At 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and EagleBank President and CEO Susan Riel will announce an exclusive mortgage loan program designed to help District Government employees achieve homeownership in the District of Columbia

DISASTER RELIEF BILL PROVIDES $50 MILLION FOR WHITEHOUSE’S COASTAL RESILIENCY FUND

National
A disaster relief bill that includes $50 million for the National Coastal Resilience Fund was signed into law today by President Donald Trump.  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse created the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Speak at RFK Stadium Site Athletic Fields Opening, Tomorrow

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the ribbon cutting of new athletic fields at the RFK stadium site at 11:00 a.m.  Norton recently introduced a bill to sell the RFK stadium site,
EPA

EPA Issues Guidance on Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

National
As directed by President Trump, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released guidance on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that provides recommendations to clarify and streamline the 401 certification process and to promote greater investment

Mayor Bowser and the Greater Washington Community Foundation Launch Partnership to End Homelessness

National
Mayor Bowser, along with her Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) and the Greater Washington Community Foundation, launched the Partnership to End Homelessness. This first-of-its-kind initiative in the District aims to galvanize private
DOI

$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving

National
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae Extends 2019 Summit Registration Deadline to June 10, 2019

National
Ginnie Mae announced today that is has re-opened registration for the 2019 Ginnie Mae Summit due to strong demand. Nearly 1,000 mortgage industry participants and global fixed-income investors have signed up for the two-day event in Washington

CSD Awards $4.4 Million for California’s First Low-Income Community Solar Projects

California
The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) today announced final awards totaling $4.4 million to GRID Alternatives for two Community Solar Pilot projects in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Presents Award to DC’s Fort Chaplin Park Apartments

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today presented the Charles Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award to Fort Chaplin Park Apartments, owned and operated by Standard Communities and Alliant Capital, for their work preserving affordable housing in the District of Columbia.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser and Greater Washington Community Foundation to Launch the District’s First-Ever Public–Private Partnership...

National
On Thursday, June 6, at 10:30 am, Mayor Bowser, along with her Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) and the Greater Washington Community Foundation, will launch the Partnership to End Homelessness.
EPA

Three Communities in Mississippi to Receive Brownfield Grants to Address Contaminated Properties

Mississippi
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 149 communities across the country including three in Mississippi to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization to help local governments redevelop vacant and unused properties
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Celebrates Historic Home-Rule Victories in D.C. Spending Bill, Removal of D.C. Riders and...

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House’s fiscal year (FY) 20 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, released last night, contains most of her top policy and funding priorities.  Among others, the bill contains no anti-home-rule riders, no congressional appropriation of local funds
EPA

EPA Issues Memo to Increase the Agency’s Compliance with Clean Water Act Deadlines

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step toward ensuring the Agency is meeting its statutory obligations and carrying out the cooperative federalism principles embodied in the Clean Water Act (CWA).
USDA

USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

National
Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help residents of America’s small towns and cities purchase homes in rural areas.

BLM ALASKA SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER MONITORING WELL

National
The Bureau of Land Management Anchorage Field Office is seeking public comments on a Draft Environmental Assessment of a proposed groundwater monitoring well to be drilled on the BLM Campbell Tract.  The comment deadline is June 14, 2019
USDOJ

USDA Announces Loans to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Upgrade Energy Efficiency

National
Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states

$50 MILLION FOR WHITEHOUSE’S COASTAL RESILIENCY FUND INCLUDED IN DISASTER RELIEF BILL

Rhode Island
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that the disaster relief bill passed by the Senate yesterday evening includes $50 million for the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities while safeguarding wildlife habitats.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Enterprise Community Partners

Brian McLaughlin to lead Enterprise Community Development, one of the nation’s...

Brian McLaughlin has been named president and CEO of Enterprise Community Development (ECD), a new organization that brings together two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading developers and managers of affordable, well-designed homes: Community Preservation