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Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.101 Trillion

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Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $60.046 billion in October, providing financing for more than 229,000 homeowners and renters

FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders for 12 Metropolitan Areas

National
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of residential real estate.  The purchase amount threshold remains $300,000 for each covered metropolitan area.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON LAND PATENT FOR UNIONVILLE CEMETERY

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The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District Office is seeking public comment on a proposal for a patent to transfer the Unionville Cemetery from Federal to County ownership
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Before Veterans Day Weekend, Norton to Introduce Veterans Legal Support Act

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she will introduce the Veterans Legal Support Act of 2019, which would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
EPA

EPA to hold public meeting Dec. 5 on proposal of Blades Groundwater to National...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH BRIDGEPORT HOUSING AUTHORITY RESOLVING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), on November 4, negotiated a settlement
FTC

FTC Acts to Shut Down Companies Operating Real Estate Seminar Scheme

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection sued Nudge, LLC and affiliated companies, alleging that they make empty promises
USDOJ

Justice Department Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Housing Authority of the City of...

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The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut (HACB), doing business as Park City Communities
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING OUT...

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out
HUD InspectorGeneral

Former Chairman Of Rochester Housing Authority Facing Additional Charges In Superseding Indictment

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U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 28-count superseding indictment charging George H. Moses, 50, of Rochester, NY
FEMA

FACT SHEET: Why Should I Buy Flood Insurance?

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Flooding from the Sept. 19 tropical storm resulted in more than 10,600 flood insurance claims being filed by Texas homeowners, business owners and renters. As of Oct. 29, policyholders have been paid 40 percent
USDA

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements in 21 States

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Investments will Benefit 1.5 million Residents and Businesses WASHINGTON, - RealEstateRama – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
DOE

DOE Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower Technologies

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9 million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED CRIMSON SOLAR PROJECT

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on the proposed Crimson Solar Project in Riverside County. The proposed project supports the Administration’s America First Energy Plan that supports energy development on public lands

SCHUMER BLASTS OMB FOR ABYSMAL RESPONSE TO SENATE DEMOCRATS’ QUESTIONS ON CONTINUED DELAYS TO...

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U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after receiving a written response from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) to a September 12th letter from Schumer and Senate Committee on Appropriations Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
USDOJ

Leader of the Castro Enterprise Involved in Armed Home Invasions that Targeted Victims of...

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 A Texas woman was sentenced to 37 years in prison for her role as the leader of several robbery crews that traveled across the United States in order to conduct armed home invasions of families of Indian and Asian descent. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski
USDOJ

USDA Helps Remote Alaska Communities Offset High Energy Costs

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe today announced that USDA is providing financial assistance to six organizations in Alaska to help them offset high energy costs in some of the most
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Announce New Homebuyer Program for DC’s Public Educators

National
On Wednesday, October 30, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join District officials and representatives from Landed to announce a new homebuyer program that will offer financial assistance and guidance to teachers, school administrators, and staff at DC Public Schools and public charter schools.
USDOJ

Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application...

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Attorney General William P. Barr and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two
DOE

Energy Department Recognizes Better Plants Partner TE Connectivity for Energy Efficiency Leadership

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings, Better Plants partner, TE Connectivity, for energy productivity advances made in its Lickdale, Pennsylvania plant.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Sutter Square

Meridian Sells 175,000 SF Office Building in Concord for $30.9M

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of general and medical office real estate, is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of Sutter Square, a 174,689-square-foot, nine-story office building located at 1800 Sutter Street

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 34 STATES AND D.C. FROM DECEMBER 2018...

Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states from November