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Walter Investment Management Corp. Pays More than $29 Million for the Alleged Submission of...

The Justice Department announced today that Walter Investment Management Corp. (WIMC) has agreed to pay $29.63 million to resolve allegations that WIMC, through its subsidiaries, Reverse Mortgage Solution Inc. (RMS), REO Management Solutions LLC and RMS Asset Management Solutions LLC, violated the False Claims Act in connection with their participation in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) program, which insures “reverse” mortgage loans.

U.S. Commerce Department Gives Small Businesses $3.2 Million for innovation Research

The U.S. Commerce Department today announced that 20 small businesses will receive $3.2 million in grants to spur American innovation and competiveness through federally funded research and development from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

New Haven Man Admits Paying Nearly $350K in Bribes to West Haven Housing Authority...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDREW ROSS, 58, of New Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to paying nearly $350,000 in bribes to the former executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority in exchange for government contracts and business.

District Selected for Cutting Edge Affordable Housing Project Focused on Sustainability

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) have been selected by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to participate as part of a Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Project. DHCD, with support from DOEE, applied for the award through a competitive process and the District is the only city on the East Coast to receive this award

Energy Savings Come to Light Across Erie County

Erie County is poised to reap thousands of dollars in annual energy savings following the installation of new, efficient lighting at the Edward A. Rath county office building and at Old County Hall. This re-lamp process was aided by rebates offered by National Grid, which offset the cost of materials and installation of the new bulbs.

ayor Bowser Outlines Next Steps in Homelessness Plan and Calls on Residents to Sign...

Mayor Muriel Bowser, City Administrator Rashad Young, Director of DC Department of Human Services Laura Zeilinger, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Kristy Greenwalt and other Administration officials participated in a meeting with members of the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). During the meeting, Mayor Bowser announced a set of legislative and administrative measures to improve the District’s homelessness crisis response system for families and called on residents to sign a pledge to end homelessness.

Washington School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency

Fall is nearly here and students across the nation are heading back to class, getting ready to show their school spirit at football games and other sporting events. This year, students at Washington’s Camas School District have something to be extra proud of: their district’s winning sustainability efforts in the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge.

Indictment Charges Three People with Running $54 Million “Green Energy” Ponzi Scheme

An indictment was unsealed today charging three people in an investment scheme, involving a Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania-based company, that defrauded more than 300 investors from around the country. Troy Wragg, 34, a former resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Amanda Knorr, 32, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, and Wayde McKelvy, 52, of Colorado, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud and seven counts of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Special Agent in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban...

Thank you, everyone, thank you Secretary [Julian] Castro, I am so glad to be here. Although I hear yesterday was really the day that you all had literally living history in your room celebrating here with you. You know, this is a conference in day about strengthening communities. I want to take just a few minutes to talk about some of the recent tragic events in some of our communities involving police shootings which affect us all. I strongly condemn these recent and brutal police shootings in Texas and Illinois.

Energy Department Issues Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Report,...

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a report today showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase as climate change impacts extreme weather conditions. The department also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands that will help support economic opportunity and combat the effects of climate change on tribal lands

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, City Administrator Rashad Young, Director of DC Department of Human Services Laura Zeilinger, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Kristy Greenwalt and other Administration officials participated in a meeting with members of the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). During the meeting, Mayor Bowser announced a set of legislative and administrative measures to improve the District’s homelessness crisis response system for families and called on residents to sign a pledge to end homelessness

Fulton County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems

Homeowners in Fulton County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

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

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.