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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Elated That Republican Senate D.C. Appropriations Bill Contains No Anti-Home-Rule Riders for Third...

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Republican Senate fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia appropriations bill does not contain any anti-home-rule riders, exempts D.C. from a shutdown in fiscal year 2019, and provides funds for many of Norton’s legislative priorities. Unlike in past years, the bill was released by the Senate Appropriations Committee before being marked up by the committee, likely signaling the committee will not mark up the bill and it instead will be used as the basis for negotiations with the House on any final spending bill.
EPA

EPA backs North Dakota’s plan to improve water quality with $14.7 million in water...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $14,715,000 in Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving loan (SRF) funding to the North Dakota Department of Health to support key water infrastructure projects, including new and upgraded wastewater and drinking water plants to ensure clean drinking and surface water, better serve residents, increase efficiency and reduce pollution.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches Campaign to Move 400 Families and Individuals into Permanent Housing During...

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Laura Zeilinger announced Home for the Holidays, a citywide campaign to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households into permanent housing during the holiday season. The Mayor made the announcement at a lease-agreement signing between landlord and tenant, standing alongside a District resident as she signed the lease for her family’s new home
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches “Home for the Holidays” Effort to Place 400 District Homeless Residents...

On Monday, November 20, at 10:30 am., Mayor Muriel Bowser will officially launch “Home for the Holidays,” a city-wide effort to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households in permanent housing during the holiday season. DC Department of Human Services (DHS) soft launched the initiative through social media and landlord outreach on November 15, 2017. This targeted campaign will run through January 15, 2018. According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, nearly 7,000 DC residents do not have a place to call home.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD PROVIDES $5 BILLION TO HELP TEXAS RECOVER FROM HURRICANE HARVEY

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $5.024 billion to help hard-hit areas in the State of Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey. The grant announced today by the Trump Administration is provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will support the repair of damaged homes, businesses and critical infrastructure in the State.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of...

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to help BLM partner with state and local governments to improve federal land management.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD CHARGES KANSAS PROPERTY OWNERS WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AFTER ALLEGED SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF TWO...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging the owner and landlord of several rental properties in Wichita, Kansas, and his wife, who co-owned one of the properties, with housing discrimination after the landlord allegedly sexually harassed two female tenants at his properties. HUD’s charge further alleges that he also made discriminatory statements based on one of the women’s race
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Highlights the Devastating Impact of the Tax Reform Bill on Affordable Housing

Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the grand opening of Archer Park, a 190-unit affordable housing development located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The opening of this marquee affordable housing project comes just days after Mayor Bowser hosted a press conference with regional leaders to discuss concerns around the federal tax reform bills. Currently, the House tax reform bill, H.R.1,
USDOJ

Justice Department Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Housing Authority of the City of...

The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport (HACB), doing business as Park City Communities. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges that HACB discriminated against persons with disabilities in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act
Financial Services Committee

Precarious Health of FHA a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ to the Economy

The declining fiscal condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund represents “a clear and present danger to taxpayers, homebuyers and the U.S. economy” and must be addressed by Congress, said Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Introduces Resolution Honoring D.C. Veterans, Who Served Their Nation Despite Being Denied a...

Because District of Columbia veterans uniquely serve without a vote in Congress, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) took two actions to commemorate Veterans Day, which is on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
USDOJ

Justice Department Sues Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. in Bellevue, Washington, for Illegally Foreclosing on...

The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, alleging that Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. (Northwest) violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The complaint alleges that since 2010, Northwest completed foreclosures on at least 28 homes owned by servicemembers without obtaining the required court orders
EPA

EPA Grant will help Berkshire County Residents with Energy Efficiency and Air Quality

A project that works to reduce respiratory health problems for residents in northern Berkshire County of Massachusetts through energy efficiency improvements, has received $25,000 from a US Environmental Protection Agency program that addresses environmental issues affecting public health
NLCHP

Law Center on Homelessness Releases Education Manual to Help Students and Families After Hurricane...

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (the Law Center) released its Homeless Education Advocacy Manual: Disaster Edition, a resource that guides homeless students and their families displaced by a disaster on their rights to educational continuity and stability during disaster recovery.<
FTC

Solar Panel Lead Generation Robocallers Who Pitched Energy Savings Settle FTC Charges

Two brothers and the companies they ran have settled a federal district court complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and litigated by the Department of Justice, that charged them with running a telemarketing operation that made millions of illegal robocalls promising consumers energy savings in order to generate leads to sell to solar panel installation companies

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NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on House Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Three Qualities Buyers Want to Avoid When Purchasing a Home

Folks who are interested in purchasing a home look for specific types of qualities before they commit to a purchase. It doesn’t matter if they are going through a purchase with the homeowner themselves, or using the help of a well-known real estate company, such as Klamen Real Estate.