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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on the Ward 4 Short-Term Family Housing Program, Marking...

Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on The Kennedy, the short-term family housing program in Ward 4, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. The Kennedy is the first of three short-term family housing programs opening this fall.
GSA

GSA, HUD Partner In Centers of Excellence Initiative

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced they are teaming up for a discovery sprint as part of GSA’s Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Gets Her Provisions to Combat Airplane Noise and Other Priorities in FAA Reauthorization...

With aircraft noise rising here in the District of Columbia and around the country, 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, today announced she has gotten several of her provisions to help address airplane noise and other priorities included in the final House-Senate negotiated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.
Financial Services Committee

Committee Examines Serious Allegations of Misconduct at Illinois Housing Authority

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to examine the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of the Alexander County Housing Authority located in Cairo, Illinois.
U. S. Rep. Gregory Meeks

Government-supported Race Discrimination Suppressing Black Homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. - yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces Investment to Improve Resilience and Reliability of the Nation’s Energy...

The U.S. the Department of Energy (DOE) released a $5.8 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research and development (R&D) of advanced tools and controls that will improve the resilience and reliability of the nation’s power grid. Under this FOA, DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE) Transmission Reliability Program will seek applications that explore the use of big data
DOI

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Announces $74.2 Million in Funding for Design-Build Contracts for Two New...

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Blackwater Community School, located within the Gila River Indian Community in Coolidge, Ariz., will receive $30.1 million dollars, and the Quileute Tribe will receive $44.1 million dollars for the Quileute Tribal School located on Quileute reservation in La Push, Wash., to award design-build contracts for new school buildings. In 2016, Indian Affairs selected both schools as two of 10 schools for replacement through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) replacement school construction process.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on Capitol Vista, Delivering 3rd Affordable Housing Project in...

On Tuesday, September 25, at 12 pm, Mayor Bowser will break ground on Capitol Vista, a 104-unit affordable housing community in the amenity-rich Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Ward 6. This groundbreaking follows recent affordable housing announcements by Mayor Bowser in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, which include the grand opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Bowser Administration Kicks Off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week with Tiny Home Unveiling

The Bowser Administration kicked off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week by unveiling two tiny homes in the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7. The tiny homes, which are part of a demonstration project, were designed and built in partnership with the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation and students in the Academy of Construction and Design at IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast DC.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Kicks Off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week with Tiny Home Unveiling

On Monday, September 24, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will kick off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week by unveiling two tiny homes in the Deanwood neighborhood in Ward 7. This demonstration showcases how tiny house living can fit into the District of Columbia residential landscape.
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million (PDF, 105 KB) to improve rural electric service in 13 states.
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.994 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $38.87 billion in August. A breakdown of August issuance includes $37.184 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.688 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.528 billion of loans for multifamily housing
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for More than 442,000 Rural Americans...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $392 million (PDF, 238 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states.
FTC

Court Temporarily Halts Operators of Rental Listing Websites from Making False Claims About the...

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting two brothers and their four California companies from using false or unsubstantiated claims in the marketing of online rental listings offered through their websites

McMorris Rodgers Supports America’s Water Infrastructure

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, sponsored by the Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell Secures “Early Action” Infrastructure Provision in Water Package

The House of Representatives passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA). As part of this Act, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell
Speaker Paul Ryan

House Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act: “Every community depends on water infrastructure. America’s water infrastructure not only facilitates commerce within our borders, but it connects U.S.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Opens First Grandfamily Affordable Housing Community

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Ward 6. This unique development includes 50 units designed for grandfamilies
EPA

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Affordable Clean Energy Proposal

On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed Affordable Clean Energy proposal in Chicago, Ill. The proposal would replace the prior administration’s Power Plan (CPP)
Mayor Muriel Bowser

HPTF Financing Will Help Preserve Affordable Housing for Over 80 Residents in Wards 7...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on two loans totaling more than $3.5 million that will preserve 36 units of affordable housing in Wards 7 and 8 for two tenant associations.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAR

Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.