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US Department of Labor announces ‘Stand Down’ grants to assist about 10,000 homeless veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - March 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the availability of $600,000 in "Stand Down" grants that will provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society. The grants are being awarded under the department's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $8 MILLION FOR ASTHMA INTERVENTION AND TO PROTECT THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN...

WASHINGTON, DC - March 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today is awarding $7.8 million in grants to 14 local projects in nine states to conduct a wide range of activities such as research on the cost effectiveness of home-based interventions for children with asthma and novel strategies for reducing risks from lead-contaminated soil and house dust (see attached). For the first time, HUD is awarding $2 million of those grants to improve indoor environmental conditions and links to education and medical services for asthmatic children and other residents living in public and assisted multifamily housing

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $50 MILLION TO BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, DC - March 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 250 communities across the country will be able to increase the economic impact of their local community development and affordable housing programs through nearly $50 million in “capacity-building” grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds awarded today will support three national organizations and are ultimately expected to produce approximately 8,000 units of affordable housing nationwide, and generate more than $1 billion in total development investment.

HUD AWARDS OVER $40 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT HOUSING AND LENDING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - March 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $40.8 million to 108 fair housing organizations and non-profit agencies in 36 states and the District of Columbia to educate the public and combat housing and lending discrimination (see attached list of grantees). This year’s award represents a $13.2 million increase over last year’s award and includes $10 million to fund activities that address lending discrimination, including mortgage rescue scams

FHLBank San Francisco Awards $36.6 Million in Affordable Housing Grants in Eight States

February 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) awarded $36.6 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants in the second round of its 2010 funding competition. The grants approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors in AHP Round B were awarded to 60 projects that address the affordable housing needs of communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington, and will produce or preserve 3,213 housing units that are affordable to lower-income individuals and families. The total amount of AHP funds awarded in 2010 is $69.1 million.

Utah Housing Corporation Closes $74 Million in Bonds Assisting 515 Lower-Income Families

February 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Utah Housing Corporation announced the closing of a $74 million bond sale completing the commitment of bond purchases to the US Department of Treasury under a special program under the 2008 Housing and Economic r...

DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Clean Water Advisory Council announce the next $16 million...

DOVER, DE - February 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara and the Clean Water Advisory Council have announced the next $16 million in water infrastructure projects through the Delaware Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), bringing the number of ongoing projects to 41, totaling nearly $100 million. The loans will finance 16 new projects that will protect public health and the environment and are vital to the economic vitality of Delaware communities.

HUD ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $50 MILLION TO HELP TENNESSEE COMMUNITIES RECOVER FROM 2010 DISASTER

WASHINGTON, DC - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced an additional $50 million in disaster funding to help Tennessee communities recover from last spring's devastating storms and flooding. Provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, these grants will supplement $24 million awarded by HUD last September to support long-term disaster recovery efforts throughout the Volunteer State.

Funds Available for Existing Emergency Housing Shelters

Pierre, SD - February 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is now accepting applications for the Emergency Shelter Grants Program. The Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) Program, which is funded by the U.S. Depar...

MacArthur Awards $5.6 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters to Children, Families,...

Chicago, IL - February 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced nine grants totaling $5.6 million for research to explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs

HUD Awards $3.4 Million To Assist 22 Homeless Programs In Alaska Part Of Administration...

ANCHORAGE, AK - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $3,420,701 in Continuum of Care renewal grants to support 22 local homeless providers across Alaska in the c...

Delegation Announces More Than $1.6 Million In Grants For Homelessness Programs

Washington, DC - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $1,665,449 in federal grants to organizations and government agencies throughout North Dakota to combat homelessness in the state

NeighborWorks Receives More Than $7 Million in Latest Round of HUD Counseling and Training...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- NeighborWorks America and members of the NeighborWorks network were recently awarded more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the department’s grants to support housing counseling and housing counselor training

NeighborWorks America Names Leila Finucane Edmonds Director of National Initiatives

Washington, DC - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- NeighborWorks America, a Congressionally chartered nonprofit and one of the nation’s largest community development corporations, announced today that Leila Finucane Edmonds has joined the corporation as director of National Initiatives

HUD AND MARIN COUNTY AGREEMENT WILL PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITIES AND PERSONS...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Marin County, California today announced an agreement to promote access and overcome barriers to affordable housing for minorities and persons with disabilities throughout the County. A recent HUD review disclosed that Marin County had failed to meet its Fair Housing obligations in its use and expenditure of HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds.

State of South Dakota Receives $2.6 Million in Affordable Housing Funds

Des Moines, IA - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Communities throughout the state of South Dakota were recently awarded $2.6 million in affordable housing grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Affordable Housing Program (AHP)....

NEW HAMPSHIRE awarded $2.1 MILLION

BOSTON, MA - December 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston announced that a Manchester initiative will receive more than $2.1 million through its Affordable Housing Program. These funds, awarded in the form of a grant, loan, and interest-rate subsidy, will be used to finance 26 units of affordable rental housing for formerly homeless veterans earning at or below 50 percent of area median income.

KOHL SENIOR HOUSING BILL TO BECOME LAW

WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Special Committee on Aging, announced the passage of S.118 by the U.S. House of Representatives. S.118, passed under unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate this past weekend, will improve the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program. The Section 202 program provides capital grants to non-profit community organizations for the development of supportive housing and provision of rental assistance exclusively for low-income seniors. Through such housing and supportive services, the program allows low-income seniors to remain safely in their homes.

FHLBank Pittsburgh Awards $2.7 Million in Affordable Housing Program Grants

Pittsburgh, PA - December 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) has approved $2.69 million in grants under its Affordable Housing Program (AHP). The grants will help finance 15 housing projects – one in Delaware, eight in Pennsylvania and six in West Virginia – creating 395 units of housing for very-low, low- and moderate-income individuals and families as well as those with special needs

Affordable Housing Grant to Assist Seven Calcasieu and Beauregard Parish Families with Down Payments

LAKE CHARLES, LA - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and First Federal Bank of Louisiana are pleased to announce they have awarded Habitat for Humanity of Calcasieu Area (HFH of Calcasieu) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP). The grant will assist seven very low-income homeowners in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes with down payment and closing cost assistance.

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DOE and NOAA Announce Prize Competition to Power Ocean Observing Platforms...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with NOAA, announced a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine energy-powered ocean observing platforms.