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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayors, Councilmembers & Local Leaders Form National Task Force to Address Housing Crisis Facing...

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced the creation of a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment, and quality. The National League of Cities Task Force on Housing is being created under the leadership of NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and will be chaired by Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Public Notice: Surplus Property Available for Purchase

New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Triumph...

On Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Triumph, a short-term family housing program in Ward 8, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. On October 30, 2018, DC General was closed once and for all
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Speak at Two Events Commemorating Veterans Day, This Weekend

This weekend, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at two Veterans Day events to honor District of Columbia veterans.  Norton also introduced a resolution recognizing D.C.’s 30,000 veterans and their families, condemning the denial of voting rights in Congress and full home rule for D.C. veterans and their families, and calling for statehood for the District to make D.C. veterans and other residents whole

New Hanover County Updates for Hurricane Florence Recovery

New Hanover County has collected 877,551 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 32,323 cubic yards of construction debris in the unincorporated areas of the county as of Wednesday, November 7. The first pass of debris collection is still underway, and the second pass is expected to begin after Thanksgiving.
FEMA

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Gulf and Jackson Counties

As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Gulf and Jackson counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
FEMA

Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice at the Tifton Junior Woman’s Club Glow Run

Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists provide tips and advice
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD REACHES AGREEMENT WITH LAS VEGAS HOUSING LANDLORDS SETTLING CLAIMS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between a married couple with disabilities and the owners and managers of Silver Creek Apartments in Las Vegas, NV.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD CHARGES NEW JERSEY RENTAL PROPERTY OWNER WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a Paramus, New Jersey, property owner with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to rent an apartment to an African-American woman because of her race. HUD’s charge further alleges that the owner used racial slurs in a text message he sent to the woman informing her that she did not get the apartment
USDOJ

Third Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging in Florida Online Foreclosure Auctions

Real estate investor Avi Stern pleaded guilty today in West Palm Beach, in connection with an ongoing investigation into bid rigging at online public foreclosure auctions in Florida, the Department of Justice announced. Stern is the third real estate investor to plead guilty in this investigation.
EPA

ReWa in South Carolina Recognized by EPA for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water...

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) - Reedy River Basin Sewer Tunnel in Greenville, S.C. as one of 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program.
FEMA

EPA Recognizes Sewerage Authority in New Jersey for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.
FTC

At FTC’s Request, Court Halts Massive “Sanctuary Belize” Real Estate Investment Scam

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Maryland issued an order temporarily shutting down the largest overseas real estate investment scam the FTC has ever targeted.
FTC

FTC to Announce Enforcement Action against Largest International Real Estate Investment Scheme the Agency...

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Thursday, November 8 at 11 am in Washington, DC, to announce a law enforcement action against the largest-ever international real estate investment scheme the agency has encountered.
USDA

USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Increase Grid Resilience

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.6 billion in 46 rural electric utility infrastructure projects to improve electric reliability and resilience in 24 states.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Push for Votes on D.C. Statehood and Bills to Expand D.C. Home...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that, with Democratic control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, she will engage in a number of strategies to make District of Columbia residents equal to other Americans. Norton said she will push for a vote on the House floor on her bill to make the District a state.

New Hanover County Elections Room Change at Northeast Regional Library

Due to a water main leak at the Northeast Regional Library today, the polling location within the building will be moved from the Paynter Room to the Oleander Room. The library is located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road. Parking is available at the library and voters are asked to enter the side entrance to the building.

Wyden Finds Nursing Homes Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today unveiled a report examining critical safety failures at nursing homes in Texas and Florida during and after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
EPA

EPA invites projects in California, Arizona to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. A total of 39 projects have been invited to apply nationwide
VA

Trump Administration announces decline in Veteran homelessness

Number of homeless Veterans drops 5.4% since last year and by nearly half since 2010. Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline, according to a new national estimate announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Winner-1stPlace-BHGRE-RelinacePartners

Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.