New Homeowner Gets Boost from First-Time Homebuyer Grant

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, - July 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- It all happened so fast. Toneka Lewis took a class for first-time homebuyers to see where she stood with her credit and whether she was a good candidate, at some point in the future, to become a homeowner

US Department of Labor awards nearly $72 million in YouthBuild grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $72 million in YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skill training for at-risk youth.

Architects, USGBC Commend Mayors for Renewing Commitment to Green Building and Sustainability

Las Vegas, NV - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) this week commended the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) for passing a slate of sustainability resolutions that renew its commitment to local green building and clean energy efforts that help spur economic savings and protect the environment.

Homeownership Preservation Foundation Awarded $3 Million HUD Grant To Continue Counseling Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), an independent national nonprofit dedicated to helping distressed homeowners navigate financial challenges and avoid mortgage foreclosure through its HOPE™ Hotline at 888-995-HOPE™, announced today that it has received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to further fund its housing counseling services.


WASHINGTON, DC - June 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of its continuing effort to assist families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced more than $40 million in housing counseling grants to 334 national, regional and local organizations. As a result of these grants and the additional funding they help leverage, more than 1.6 million households will have a greater opportunity to find housing, make more informed housing choices or keep their current homes.

SNAP Grant Helps Fordyce Homeowner Make Costly Repairs

FORDYCE, ARKANSAS - June 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Joyce King lost her job in 2009 as the recession left an indelible mark on her town and the nation. After a local plant closed down, Ms. King was forced to look for new opportunities in the small town of less than 5,000 people where work options were limited. Back and knee injuries affected Ms. King’s ability to find new employment. Now she lives on disability, but her income isn’t enough to cover major home repairs such as the ones her house needed


WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $32 million in grant awards to assist more than 1,300 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. The grant awards will provide these households with a stable living environment, which is essential to accessing healthcare and HIV related services. In addition to housing assistance these grant programs will provide access to the needed supportive services in assisting beneficiary’s with a path to self-sufficiently such as life skills, job readiness services and employment training

Senator Manchin Helps Award Latest AHP Grant for FMHA Rehab Projects: Funding Will Help...

Fairmont, W.Va. - May 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) and United Bank today to announce a grant of $132,214 that will allow the Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA) to continue a nearly decade-long initiative to repair and upgrade lower-income homes.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $98.3 million in grants to 38 local projects to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and from other home health and safety hazards (see chart below)

HUD Grants Lewiston Fire Victims Flexibility to Obtain Housing Quickly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Representative Mike Michaud was informed by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary Peter Kovar that the agency has approved a measure to help many of the Lewiston fire victims obtain alternative housing more quickly.

NeighborWorks America Awards Organizations that Completed Community Leadership Institute with $228,000 in Grants

Washington, DC - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today NeighborWorks America announced that 107 organizations will receive a total of $228,000 to spearhead community projects. All of the organizations had resident leaders attend NeighborWorks America’s Community Leadership Institute, an annual training event that strengthens the skills of community leaders. Participants from around the country attend the Community Leadership Institute in up to 8 person teams from communities served by NeighborWorks organizations.

Head Start announces $95 million for Hurricane Sandy recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Head Start providers impacted by Hurricane Sandy can now apply for a total of $95 million in recovery aid to help renovate, repair and rebuild damaged Head Start centers. Funds can also be used to temporarily enhance Head Start program services to address the increased social, health and mental health needs of Head Start families impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Senator Coons Announces $772,500 in Affordable Housing Grants: Four Projects to Benefit Lower-Income, Special...

Dover, Del. - May 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced today that sponsors of four affordable housing developments in the state will receive a total of more than three-quarters of a million dollars in grant money to help them complete their projects

Realtor® Volunteering Works Program Announces 2013 Mentoring and Grants Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- REALTOR® Magazine and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the fifth annual Volunteering Works program, which matches Realtors® who work on small-scale charitable efforts with mentors and awards them grant money.

Homeownership Preservation Foundation Receives $3.4 Million Grant from National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), an independent national nonprofit dedicated to helping distressed homeowners navigate financial challenges and avoid mortgage foreclosure through its Homeowner’s HOPE™ Hotline at 888-995-HOPE™, announced today that it has received $3.4 million in grant funds from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program overseen by NeighborWorks® America

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction on $1 Billion Alameda Mixed-Use...

The City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point, called Site A. The 68-acre Site A development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed over 20 years ago. Alameda Point Partners (APP) is a joint venture led by Managing Partner Trammell Crow Residential (TCR)

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Signing Banking Bill into...

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) into law.