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California Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 15 Months for Making Conduit Contributions in Two...

National
Oakland-area real estate developer James Tong was sentenced to 15 months today for funneling tens of thousands of dollars of his own money through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
SEC

Over $63 Million to Be Returned to Investors in Alleged Real Estate Investment Fraud

National
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order authorizing the distribution of over $63 million to investors in connection with a previously filed action.  This amount represents the full return of funds
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.118 Trillion

National
Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $54.74 billion in December, providing financing for more than 214,999 homeowners and renters.
FEMA

More Than $2.9 Million Approved to Restore Bald Head Island Beach

National
The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing an additional $2.9 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane- and tropical storm-related beach damage

BLM OFFERS $1,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR VANDALISM AND THEFT OF...

National
The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or civil prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the vandalism and theft of government property stolen from Desert Springs Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) near Hungry Valley, NV

BLM APPROVES DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY

National
The Bureau of Land Management approved the Desert Quartzite Solar Project in eastern Riverside County. The Record of Decision authorizes Desert Quartzite, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Solar, to construct, operate, maintain and decommission a 450-megawatt solar photovoltaic project on approximately 3,000 acres of public lands.

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON HUD’S RELEASE OF HOLD ON PUERTO RICO FUNDS

National
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding news reports that the Trump administration would lift a hold on long delayed disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico from the Department of Housing and Urban Development

SENATE DEMOCRATS SUPPORT PUERTO RICO’S REQUEST FOR A MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION TO RESPOND TO...

National
In a letter to President Donald Trump, 34 Senate Democrats led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressed strong support of Puerto Rico’s request for a major disaster declaration for the widespread damage caused by the powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake on January 7, and the hundreds of preceding
FTC

Mortgage Broker That Posted Personal Information about Consumers in Response to Negative Yelp Reviews...

National
A California-based mortgage broker will pay $120,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other laws by revealing personal
EPA

Prevent Lung Cancer: Test Your Home for Radon

National
This National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. Make 2020 a healthier, safer new year by testing your home
Mayor Muriel Bowser

New Population, New Year, New Housing

National
The Bowser Administration is kicking off a new year focused on the Mayor’s bold goal of building 36,000 new homes by 2025 by highlighting new population data recently released the by the U.S. Census Bureau.
FEMA

Rosenberg family home for the holidays – and prepared for future hurricanes

Texas
A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Secures Funding for DCTAG, Other Funding Priorities, But Republican Senate Keeps Bill from...

National
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that Norton has achieved her funding priorities in the final fiscal year 2020 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, released today. T
EPA

EPA Completes Nine Agreements to Settle Clean Water Act Violations from Biosolids Land Application...

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it completed nine federal enforcement actions in 2019 to settle Clean Water Act violations that resulted from land application
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on Shepherd Park Community Center Modernization

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the Department of General Services (DGS) broke ground on the modernization of Shepherd Park Community Center.

New York State Department of State Announces Designation of Eight New Brownfield Opportunity Areas

New York
Secretary of State Rossana Rosado today announced the designation of eight new Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOAs) in communities in five regions across New York State, which gives the localities tools to fast-track neighborhood revitalization efforts and foster redevelopment of blighted sites, transforming them from liabilities to catalysts for economic growth.

WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING TO BE SOLD

New York
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be sold at auction in 2020. A work group formed earlier this year made up of City, County, and State officials working with professional real estate consultants CBRE, determined that in the current competitive and robust Buffalo real estate market
USDOJ

USDA to Make $550 Million in Funding Available in 2020 to Deploy High-Speed Broadband...

National
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the availability of a second round of $550 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Celebrates DC Family of Six Receiving Stable Housing Through Annual “A Home...

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the Gonzalez family as they moved into their permanent home as part of the District’s “A Home for the Holidays” campaign. This celebration marks week three of the Mayor’s 2019-2020 A Home for the Holidays campaign

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

USDOJ

California Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 15 Months for Making Conduit...

Oakland-area real estate developer James Tong was sentenced to 15 months today for funneling tens of thousands of dollars of his own money through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives