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EPA

Carbon County (Utah) communities receive $600K to advance property cleanup and redevelopment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing Carbon County, Utah with $600,000 in Brownfields grant funding to assess, clean up and revitalize properties in the communities of Price, Helper, Wellington and East Carbon.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Many Norton Provisions to Combat Airplane Noise Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill to Be...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus and a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee, has gotten several of her provisions to help address airplane noise included in the House bill (H.R. 4) to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six years, which will be considered on the House floor this week.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Introduce Legislation to Permit Medical Marijuana Use in Public Housing

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she will both introduce a bill and file an amendment to the House fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill to permit the use of medical marijuana in states where it is legal in federally-assisted housing, including public housing and the Section 8 housing program. Norton also will speak at the third annual National Cannabis Festival tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, 2018, at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (2400 East Capitol Street SE)
USDA

USDA Announces Rural Housing Service Administrator

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of Joel Baxley as Rural Housing Service Administrator. Baxley has built a long career in housing finance and real estate issues.
VA

Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program
Financial Services Committee

Improving the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to review the Housing Choice Voucher Program and three legislative proposals that would improve mobility among families, foster kids and individuals recovering from opioid addiction within the program.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $20 Million in New Projects to Lower Cost of Power...

he U.S. Department of Energy(DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for nine projects to advance early-stage solar power electronics technologies. These innovations are critical to address solar photovoltaic (PV) reliability challenges, as well as to drive down the cost of installing and maintaining a PV solar system.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Calls for Hearing on Airline Safety Following Fatality on Southwest Airlines Flight and...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today called on the committee or subcommittee to hold a hearing on aviation safety in the United States following two recent major developments implicating airline safety—a “60 Minutes”
DOE

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies,
USDOJ

Justice Department Obtains Settlement of Case Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in Housing in Ellensburg, Washington

The Justice Department announced today that it has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit against the owners, builder, and designer of the Ashlynn Estates, a three-building dormitory-style property near Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Keith and Tamra Riexinger own the property, and Riexinger Enterprises Inc. (also known as Crossroads Construction) designed and built it.
USDOJ

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks at the Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

Thank you, Jesse for that kind introduction and thank you for your continued outstanding leadership at the Department as our Acting Associate Attorney General. I want to thank John Gore for doing a fabulous job as acting head of the Civil Rights Division.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Authored by D.C. Native Son...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, which was authored by Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the nation’s first popularly-elected African American senator and a native son of the District of Columbia, who served from 1967 to 1979. Norton also praised Brooke’s help on achieving the D.C. Home Rule Act. A Norton bill got Congress to award Brooke the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. He was also a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University.
EPA

EPA Administrator Pruitt Praises Permitting MOU to Accelerate Crucial Infrastructure Projects

12 federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.
EPA

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump’s Latest Infrastructure Initiative

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Interior Department to follow President Trump’s One Federal Decision framework for processing of environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez, FAIA of KTGY Architecture + Planning to Speak at...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles office, will serve as a speaker at Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gonzalez was invited to be a panelist at the session, “Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be,” held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez, FAIA of KTGY Architecture + Planning to Speak at...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles office, will serve as a speaker at Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gonzalez was invited to be a panelist at the session, “Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be,” held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.