Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked her constituents as she released a letter she wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding a petition submitted by the D.C. Fair Skies Coalition to the FAA protesting the shift of flight paths for planes departing Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) from a route over the Potomac River to instead over District of Columbia neighborhoods, creating unbearable noise. The D.C. Fair Skies Coalition is a group of citizen associations representing the District neighborhoods most affected by the new flight paths, with whom Norton has been working.
USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today presented Wells Fargo with a Champion of Rural Housing award as part of USDA’s observance of National Homeownership Month.
In an effort to help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced more than $9 million to support eight local programs across the country working to protect and house these victims
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has released the latest edition of its annual report on property tax rates in all 50 U.S. states, with a new analysis of how communities raise revenue to pay for basic public services.
To help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced more than $9 million to support eight local programs across the country working to protect and house these victims
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced an expansion of its grant offerings for museums, libraries, and other cultural organizations to bolster these institutions’ ability to facilitate public conversations about issues vital to communities, culture, and society
To protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $46.5 million in grants to 15 local and state governments (see chart below).
The devastating effects of lead poisoning are irreversible, and even low levels of lead in a young child’s blood can have long-term effects on their ability to learn and lead a productive life. To prevent these life-long effects and strengthen protections for families living in HUD-assisted housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced The Lead-Safe Homes, Lead-Free Kids Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) and The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) convene in San Antonio this week to host a joint annual educational conference, The State of Big Ideas: Moving Environmental Health Outside the Box. HUD Secretary Julián Castro will kick off the conference as the opening session keynote speaker.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its certification body Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), announced a strategic partnership agreement with Tata Housing, one of India’s fastest growing real estate development companies. The partnership is designed to jumpstart the availability of LEED and WELL certified homes throughout the country and commits to certifying 20 million square feet of residential space to the LEED green building program and the WELL building standard
The Obama Administration today named the final nine Promise Zones across the country - high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities. Through the Promise Zone Initiative, the Federal government will work strategically with local leaders to boost economic activity and job growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce crime and leverage private investment to improve the quality of life in these vulnerable areas
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, resolving allegations that the bank denied mortgage loans to African American, Latino and Asian American mortgage applicants at a disproportionately higher rate than white applicants.
Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, exposing them to home health and safety hazards ranging from asthma triggers to potentially deadly pollutants like asbestos and lead-based paint. To reinforce the connection between a family’s health and their homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is declaring this June as the first-ever National Healthy Homes Month. Launched by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), this month is designed to educate families of potential health hazards in a home, and empower them to create the healthiest home possible for their family
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local leaders, officially broke ground on a new office building for the Northwest Mountain Regional FAA Office. The new 300,000 square foot office project will be at the corner of South 216th Street and 24th Avenue South. It will allow the FAA to consolidate its 1,425 Seattle-based workforce into a single leased facility being built in accordance with the latest government guidelines for reduced office sizes
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she was grateful to her allies on the House Appropriations Committee—Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Ranking Member José Serrano (D-NY) and Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Barbara Lee (D-CA)—for offering amendments to remove anti-home-rule riders embedded in the fiscal year 2017 District of Columbia appropriations bill, which passed at today’s committee markup. She also thanked Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Mike Honda (D-CA) for speaking up for the District’s right to be free from congressional interference