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Senate Sends Bipartisan Veterans Package to President, Capping Off Record Two Years of Accomplishments

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the unanimous Senate passage of a package of 18 pieces of veterans’ legislation to improve veterans’ education and burial benefits, prevent veteran homelessness, and improve the transition process for veterans and their families.
Mercy Housing

SEAHAWKS SUPPORT MOUNT BAKER FAMILY HOUSING & RESOURCE CENTER THROUGH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

The Seahawks are raising funds for families experiencing homelessness and asking fans to join them in supporting the Mount Baker Family Housing & Resource Center. Starting today through the end of December, fans are encouraged to give by texting HOME12 to 44321 or clicking here. All donations made will be matched up to $20,000 by the Seahawks.
NLCHP

Barr’s Nomination for Attorney General Raises Concerns for Homeless Advocates

Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be United States Attorney General
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AND VA ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

In a continuing effort to help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announce a second round of funding to help provide permanent homes to veterans and their families experiencing homelessness in six states and the District of Columbia.
Mercy Housing

PERMANENT HOUSING FOR HOMELESS AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES BREAKS GROUND

Mercy Housing Northwest, in partnership with Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, the City of Seattle, and the Seattle Seahawks, broke ground on the Mount Baker Family Housing & Resource Center. Expected to open in early 2020, the permanent housing facility and its ground floor Family Resource Center will provide affordable housing and services to Seattle-area families with children experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
VA

VA announces $200M in funding for Grant and Per Diem Program to support homeless...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it plans to provide approximately $200 million in fiscal year 2019 funding to support more than 13,000 transitional housing beds for its Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces $1.7 Million Grant for Downtown Day Services Center to Support Individuals...

Mayor Bowser today announced a $1.7 million grant to build a Downtown Day Services Center that will provide critical services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The program will be housed in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and managed by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID)
NLCHP

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Greensboro’s Unconstitutional Panhandling Ordinance

Three people who have experienced homelessness and a national advocacy group today filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a Greensboro ordinance that criminalizes “aggressive” panhandling and many activities protected by the First Amendment.
NLCHP

Homeless People in RVs Ask the Court to Stop the City’s Ticketing and Impoundment...

Hundreds of homeless people in San Diego, many with disabilities, hope to lawfully stay in their RVs and other vehicles after today’s preliminary injunction hearing. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, along with Disability Rights California, Fish & Richardson PC
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Mayor Bowser to Address 2018 National Alliance on Ending Homelessness Conference

On Tuesday, July 24, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will address the 2018 National Alliance on Ending Homelessness (NAEH) Conference and share major accomplishments made in reducing overall and family homelessness during her Administration. This event will honor the DC Department of Human Services
NLCHP

HUD Prioritizes Funding for Communities Taking Steps Against Criminalization of Homelessness

On June 20, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) issued its annual Notice Of Funding Application (NOFA) for its $2.2 billion grant stream for Continuums of Care – the public/private collaboratives that provide homeless services across the country. For the fourth time since 2015, the funding application offers additional points to communities that document the steps they are taking to combat the criminalization of homelessness.
NLCHP

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty...

Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund, in partnership with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, unveiled the State Index on Youth Homelessness –a first-of-its-kind resource that evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness.
Mercy Housing

EPIC’S NATIONAL REAL ESTATE FORUM RAISES $40,000 CONTRIBUTION FOR A MERCY HOUSING COMMUNITY

The National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced the contribution of over $40,000 to the Chamblee Senior Residences to enhance the community kitchen and offer healthy cooking demonstration classes for residents. In addition, the contribution will fund “train the trainer” course on slip-and-fall prevention classes for the senior residents, one of the most common accidents for seniors at home.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces $103 Million Investment in Affordable Housing

Mayor Bowser today announced the selection of nine projects that will produce or preserve housing for more than 1,700 residents—including seniors and residents experiencing homelessness—with approximately $103 million in funding from DC Government.
NLCHP

UN Expert’s Report on Poverty in America Highlights the Criminalization of Homelessness as Driven...

Last Friday, the top United Nations expert on poverty and human rights Philip Alston issued his official report on his mission to the United States in December 2017. In a press release issued by Alston today, he stated, “Locking up the poor precisely because they are poor

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE AND CLEAN THE WORLD® PARTNER TO SUPPORT HOMELESS U.S. MILITARY VETERANS

Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, partnered with Clean the World, a global social enterprise focused on improving health through water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, during CAI's 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 9–12, at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C
Financial Services Committee

An Overview of Homelessness in America

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to examine the current state of homelessness in America, and to discuss issues regarding veteran, youth, and any other populations affected by homelessness
NLCHP

Homelessness Law Center Celebrates Opening of Exhibit Inspired by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book Evicted

Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond, is the inspiration for a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The immersive exhibition will premiere April 14, presenting new data developed by Desmond’s Eviction Lab and using original photography and audio interviews to examine the impact of eviction.

Housing for Homeless Men to Break Ground, Thanks to $430K Grant

Thanks, in part, to a $430,168 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Austin Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), Hiway 80 Rescue Mission will provide long-term housing to 24 homeless men in Tyler, Texas.
NLIHC

NLIHC Commends FHFA for Continuing Contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund

NLIHC commends the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) decision to continue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the enterprises’) contributions to the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), the first new federal housing resource in a generation that exclusively serves the lowest income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and people experiencing and at risk of homelessness

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

ABC National

Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices declined 1.7 percent in December on a month-over-month basis yet are 3.5 percent higher than the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. In December, nonresidential construction prices fell 1.6 percent but are up 4.1 percent compared to one year ago.