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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.

HUD MAKES NEARLY $110 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE TO HELP LOW-INCOME FAMILIES RECEIVE JOB...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today nearly $110 million is available through three grant programs to help families who receive HUD rental assistance get the necessary education or job training to gain employment. One of the grant programs also helps senior citizens connect with supportive services to allow them to remain in their home.

NeighborWorks America Receives $2 Million Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Washington, D.C. - April 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --NeighborWorks America, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit community development corporations, today announced that it received a two-year, $2 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support a variety of initiatives including affordable homeownership and training for local nonprofit professionals.

HUD MAKING NEARLY $65 MILLION AVAILABLE TO TRIBAL COMMUNITIES SEEKING TO IMPROVE HOUSING AND...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a competition for nearly $65 million to confront housing, infrastructure and employment challenges faced by tribal communities nationwide. The funds are intended for communities seeking to improve or create housing and economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families.

HUD TO OFFER GRANTS TO FIX HOUSING-RELATED HEALTH HAZARDS

WASHINGTON, DC - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is making grants available to help eliminate lead-based paint and other housing related health hazards from lower income homes. The funding will help protect young children as well as other vulnerable populations.

Governor Shumlin announces $2.4 million in grants

RUTLAND, VT - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- An affordable housing revolving loan program in West Rutland that provides Vermonters with services, technical assistance and loans to rehabilitate their homes will receive a $1 million grant from the state, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today.

Bingaman: New Mexico Communities to Benefit from HUD Grants

WASHINGTON, DC - March 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman reported today that seven New Mexico housing agencies have been awarded a total of $524,949 in grant funding though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...

HUD MAKES AVAILABLE $61 MILLION TO SIX APPLICANTS TO PROVIDE QUALITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, REVITALIZE...

WASHINGTON, DCv - March 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development posted a Notice of Funding Availability(NOFA) today for the six entities that were last week named finalists to receive the first Implementation Grant funding through HUD’s new Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CN).

Hanley Wood Business Media Announces the Third Annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership...

Washington, D.C. - March 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --The Hanley Foundation, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council and its Greenbuild International Conference & Expo; EcoHome magazine and Hanley Wood, is proud to announce the launch of the 2011 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. Entering its third year, this annual award honors an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary, lasting and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The award winner will receive $50,000, the largest annual grant given for advancing sustainable housing. The 2011 award will be presented at the USGBC Hanley Award Dinner at the Greenbuild Residential Summit in Toronto this October, which has become a magnetic annual event attracting green building leaders from all sectors of the industry

HUD AWARDS FIRST CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS

WASHINGTON, DC - March 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that 17 communities will be the first recipients of Planning Grant funding through the Department’s new Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

US Department of Labor announces 2 grant competitions to provide career training and housing...

WASHINGTON, DC - March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two grant competitions for the National Farmworker Jobs Program. One competition will fund organizations that will provide training, the other housing services, to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families

HOUSING AGENCY SECURES COUNSELING GRANT

BISMARCK, ND - March 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) has secured a $174,677 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant, ensuring households statewide will have access to homebuyer education and/or housing counseling services in 2011.

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National Association of Realtors® Applauds Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule

The National Association of Realtors® today commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Authority condominium loan policies.

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