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Grand Rapids, Michigan real estate resource syncs to IDX enabled search page, transforming the...

EUGENE, OR - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Cheryl Grant and IDX, Inc. have joined forces to bring thousands of Grand Rapids, Michigan property listings instantly to online property seekers. Adopting IDX Broker software allows Grant to sync her search page to the Southwest Michigan MLS (SWMRIC) database of listings, giving her clients a comprehensive list of all area properties on the market. The IDX solution Grant has customized to meet her real estate needs seamlessly integrates thousands of local listings, making it so easy for potential Michigan buyers to find the home of their dreams online

HUD RELEASES FINAL BLOCK GRANT ALLOCATIONS FOR FY 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - May 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the final Fiscal Year 2011 block grant allocations to approximately 1,200 state and local governments under the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG). Read more about how HUD’s block grant programs will be allocated at the state and local level.

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $34 MILLION TO 10 PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO CREATE EDUCATION CENTERS...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded 10 public housing authorities nearly $34 million in grants today that will be used as seed money to create early childhood education and adult training facilities for public housing residents.

HUD AWARDS $153 MILLION TO REVITALIZE SEVERELY DISTRESSED PUBLIC HOUSING IN EIGHT COMMUNITIES

WASHINGTON, DC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $152.7 million to help eight cities across the country transform severely distressed public housing developments into mixed-income communities. Housing authorities in the following cities developed highly successful revitalization plans to transform the physical condition of a public housing community and make a positive impact on the lives of their residents: Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky; Patterson, New Jersey; St. Louis, Missouri; Taunton, Massachusetts; Phoenix, Arizona; and Portland, Oregon

HUD OFFERS $9.1 MILLION TO HIV/AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, DC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is offering up to $9.1 million to address the critical housing needs of low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS including homeless individuals and families. HUD’s funding noticeis offered through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS(HOPWA) Program.

Reed Announces Additional $138,000 HUD Grant to Help More RIers Achieve Self-Sufficiency

WASHINGTON, DC - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that several communities throughout the state will receive $138,735 in federal funding to help more Rhode Islanders develop job skills and achieve econ...

Grassroots Collaboration For Tomorrow’s Sustainable Communities: The Urban Land Institute Announces Six Winners In...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six grants have been awarded in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) semi-annual funding of its Community Action Grants program. Through the program, the ULI Foundation Fund raises money to be distributed as grants to district councils or ULI members on behalf of nonprofit organizations for entrepreneurial programs that aim to improve urban growth in their communities.

Gov. Beshear Presents Energy Efficiency, Homeland Security Grants for Daviess County

OWENSBORO, KY - May 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Steve Beshear today presented funding for energy efficiency updates and state homeland security grants in Daviess County. A $58,800 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) ...

Durham Seeks Grant Applicants for Signage and Building Improvements

DURHAM, N.C. - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Business owners interested in making signage or building improvements in targeted areas inside the city limits should take note of three grant opportunities now available through the City of Durham.

Historic Landmark Gets New Lease on Life; Offers Affordable, Energy Efficient Housing to Kansas...

Kansas City, KS - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Officials from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and the Kansas Preservation Alliance celebrated the grand opening of Lowell School Apartments, a new affordable housing development serving the elderly and adults with disabilities. The historic rehab converted a vacant elementary school into 26 energy-efficient, loft-style apartments. Rents for the one, two and three bedroom units range from $450 to $650

NAR Expands Home Ownership Through Diversity Initiative Grants

Washington, DC - May 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® has awarded four state and local Realtor® associations with $15,000 through its Diversity Initiative Grants Program. Award recipients were announced at the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., this week.

NAR Awards Nearly $5 Million in Workforce Housing Grants

WASHINGTON, DC - May 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realtors® strive to preserve and expand housing opportunities in communities across the country, and the National Association of Realtors® supported many of these efforts through the Ira Gribin Workforce Housing Grants. NAR issued a final report, “Tackling Workforce Housing State by State,” on the grant program results today at the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.

MassHousing Awards $150,000 for Affordable Sober Housing

BOSTON, MA - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing has awarded $150,000 in financing to help create or preserve affordable sober housing in Sandwich and Tewksbury.

HUD’S HOME PROGRAM REACHES ONE MILLION MARK

WASHINGTON, DC - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Twenty years ago, Senator Alan Cranston, Congressman Henry Gonzalez and housing advocates from across the country designed a new block grant program exclusively dedicated to producing affordable housing. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) has produced one million units of affordable housing.

Texas receives $3.3 million federal grant to fight, prevent homelessness

AUSTIN, TX - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a $3.3 million Continuum of Care grant to Texas which will directly fund seven local organizations providing housing and supportive services to an estimated 246 homeless individuals or those at risk of homelessness, helping to transition them out of poverty and toward self-reliance.

HUD Awards Funds for Permanent Supportive Housing

Sioux City, IA - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded more than $216 million to nearly 700 new homeless programs across the country. This amount represents $26 million more than last yea...

HUD Secretary Donovan Announces New Grants for Two Homeless Programs in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $59,632 to two new homeless programs in Alaska.

HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN ANNOUNCES $216 MILLION IN HOMELESS GRANTS

WASHINGTON, DC - April 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded more than $216 million to nearly 700 new homeless programs across the country. The grants announced today are $26 million more than last year’s grants and, combined with renewal funding announced earlier this year, represents the most homelessness assistance ever awarded by HUD. HUD is also continuing to confront rural homelessness by targeting a record $16.4 million to 87 never-before-funded programs in less populated areas of the country (see attached list of the local programs awarded grants today or visit HUD’s website).

Congresswoman Capito Announces New Affordable Housing Funds for WV: Nearly $800,000 in grants are...

Charleston, WV - April 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02) announced today that affordable housing projects in Fairmont, Fayette County, Huntington, McDowell County, Wheeling and White Sulphur Springs have been awarded nearly $800,000 in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants.

Enterprise Green Communities Celebrates Earth Day, Awards Grants to Affordable Housing Owners

COLUMBIA, MD - April 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Right in time for Earth Day, Enterprise Green Communities (Enterprise) has awarded $150,000 to owners of affordable housing for resident engagement programs. The programs will provide residents with practical and cost-effective practices for everyday usage that will extend the benefits of their green homes. Through a grant from The Home Depot Foundation, Enterprise awarded six organizations $25,000 each. Awards will be used to develop tools to encourage residents including children and seniors to properly operate and maintain their green homes.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

USDOJ

USDA to Make $550 Million in Funding Available in 2020 to...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the availability of a second round of $550 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)