Sandusky County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems

Homeowners in Sandusky County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $150,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015

EPA Kicks Off Campus RainWorks Challenge to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to design green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and increase resiliency to climate change.

Carter Work Project volunteers to build 100 homes in one week in Nepal with...

Bringing together 1,500 volunteers from within Nepal and around the world, Habitat for Humanity’s 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place in the Chitwan district in Nepal, Nov. 1-6, 2015. During the week, volunteers will build 100 homes in partnership with low-income families in need of permanent shelter.

Wirth Chair Honors NREL’s Dan Arvizu

Dr. Dan E. Arvizu was honored at the 16th annual Wirth Chair Sustainability Awards Luncheon in Denver today for his longtime leadership at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The longest-serving director and chief executive in the research organization's history, Arvizu is retiring after 10 years at its helm.

Answers to Your Questions: Can I get relief from my federally backed loan?

The United States Department of Agriculture/Rural Development and Northern Marianas Housing Corporation have announced the availability of temporary loan repayment moratoriums for USDA/RD and NMHC/U.S. Housing and Urban Development loans for borrowers affected by Typhoon Soudelor.

Where Did Summer Go? Consumers Energy Offers Tips to Help Prepare Cottages for Fall...

For many seasonal cottage owners, Labor Day marks the closing of these vacation homes for the winter. Consumers Energy is offering energy-saving and safety tips to help ensure cottages stay safe during colder weather

An Inside Look at a FEMA Housing Inspection Visit

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspectors continue to examine property damage as part of the FEMA process that brings assistance to Saipan, CNMI residents who have registered with FEMA in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor

Berkeley Lab Releases Most Comprehensive Analysis of Electricity Reliability Trends

In the most comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trends in the United States, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Stanford University have found that, while, on average, the frequency of power outages has not changed in recent years, the total number of minutes customers are without power each year has been increasing over time

Inaugural Ginnie Mae and Japan Housing Finance Agency Roundtable Tackles Challenges Still Facing Housing...

Ginnie Mae and the Japan Housing Finance Agency (JHFA) will hold the first Housing Finance and Capital Markets Roundtable at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The roundtable is part of the partnership between Ginnie Mae and JHFA, which was formalized by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in January 2014.


In an effort to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $101 million to 32 city, county and state governments. The grant funding announced will reduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting health hazards in over 6,000 low-income homes with significant lead and/or other home health and safety hazards (see chart below).Read a summary of each of the grants announced today.

Chairman Becerra On The President’s Clean Power Plan: Embrace Change, Employ Smart, Bold Initiatives

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his Clean Power Plan as a step towards ensuring the nation embraces sustainable wind and solar energy and cuts harmful greenhouse gas emissions

Answers to Your Questions: What Should I Expect at the FEMA Housing Inspection?

The inspector will assess the damage to your home. This may take 30-40 minutes. The inspector will also ask to see


In an effort to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other health hazards and safety hazards, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $7.4 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants split between New York City and Rochester, New York. The grants are part of $48.9 million announced to 14 recipients across the country


In an effort to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other health hazards and safety hazards, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $48 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants to 14 local and state government agencies (see chart below).

EPA Brownfields Grants will help revitalize Pittsburgh properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $400,000 in brownfields grants to Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC). The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in Pittsburgh that may be potentially contaminated with hazardous substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Walgreens-Anchored Shopping Center for Donahue...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of Westlake Village, a 31,980-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by Walgreens and Chase Bank in Sacramento, California’s North Natomas community. The sale also included 4.36 acres of developable land. The price was not disclosed.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Scores Major Victories for D.C. with $40 Million for DCTAG,...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) got major wins for the District of Columbia topped by maintaining the record $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill last night. Norton fiercely negotiated to maintain $40 million for DCTAG, a historic increase she has now secured for three years in a row, overcoming only $30 million in the House, Senate and White House’s fiscal year 2018 D.C. appropriations proposals.