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SUSAN STURMAN JENNINGS, ESQ., NAMED 2016 TOP COUNSEL, ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce that Susan Sturman Jennings, Esq., has been named one of 2016’s Top Counsel from The Daily Record. The Daily Record’s Attorneys of the Year Awards honors outstanding attorneys through the Leaders in Law and Top Counsel. The Top Counsel Award honors in-house or general counsel who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.

ITT Closure Guidance from Student Veterans of America

The recent closure of ITT Educational Services affects over 6,000 veterans enrolled in the company's classes and programs. With many students utilizing GI Bill benefits to cover housing costs while completing their studies, this event has put veterans at risk of homelessness.
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Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity kick off Global Build in celebration of...

Bank of America employees will partner with Habitat for Humanity to help build, rehab or repair homes and revitalize neighborhoods in 85 communities in eight countries during its Global Build, Sept. 24-Oct. 1. Taking place over the course of one week, the Global Build will celebrate 30 years of shared commitment to affordable housing that puts individuals and families on a path to success.

Obama Administration is Exploiting Native Americans to Advance Their Extreme Environmental Agenda

The U.S. Departments of the Army, the Interior and Justice invited tribal leaders to participate in government-to-government consultations on infrastructure permitting. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statemen

Mayors Challenge National Call on Sept. 28

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a call on Sept. 28, 2016, with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other federal partners to discuss how Mayors can work to end veteran homelessness in tight rental markets

Subcommittee Examines How Vouchers Open Up New Housing, Job and Educational Opportunities

Enhancing the portability of housing assistance vouchers will help recipients achieve economic self-sufficiency by opening up new and better job, education and housing opportunities, witnesses told the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance today

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 23, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies or by GSA regarding their inventories of excess or surplus property. The list includes buildings and properties in Louisiana, Ohio, and Virginia.

Apartment Industry Applauds the Introduction of Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Legislation

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) issued the following statement in response to Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) proposal to create a Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit (MIHTC)

NAAHL Statement on CDFI Fund’s Capital Magnet Fund Announcement

Today’s historic launch of the Capital Magnet Fund begins an important new chapter for affordable housing and inclusive neighborhood revitalization. High-performing community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and nonprofit developers will now have the growth capital necessary to mobilize responsible private financing and scale up the development of affordable housing. The $90 million of awards will generate at least $1 billion in new housing investment.

U.S. Treasury Annouces Over $90 Million in Awards for Affordable Housing

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 32 organizations nearly $91.5 million in grants today for the development of affordable housing and community facilities in low-income communities.  These awards were made through the fiscal year 2016 round of the Capital Magnet Fund and will support financing for the preservation, rehabilitation, development or purchase of affordable housing for low-income communities as well as related economic development and community service facilities such as day care centers, workforce development centers and health care clinics

As Energy Bill Heats Up, Government And Private Industry Leaders Tout Importance Of Energy...

“Great Energy Efficiency Day and the Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency awards dinner both showcase the value of leading with energy efficiency in all aspects of the transformation to a modern energy economy. Today is an important day, signaling great opportunities ahead for U.S. leadership on energy policy in the years and decades to come.” - Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

National Park Service Awards $1.5 Million in LWCF Grants for Park Improvements in Washington

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the National Park Service’s (NPS) announcement of more than $1.5 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to fund new park construction and to improve park facilities at three sites in the state of Washington

Apartment Industry Responds to the Introduction of Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Legislation

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) issued the following statement in response to Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden's (D-OR) proposal to create a Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit (MIHTC), which would work in conjunction with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) for the development of affordable rental homes:

Existing-Home Sales Soften Further in August

Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast region saw a monthly increase in closings in August, where inventory is currently more adequate.

Renters Day of Action Comes Amid Rising Rents and Widespread Evictions

Renters and housing justice groups in over 48 cities and 19 states will take to the streets for the National Renters Day of Action in what promises to be the largest mobilization of renters in recent history.

NAHB Commends Sen. Wyden’s New Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for introducing the Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Act of 2016. The legislation builds on the successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) by creating a new tax credit to spur the development of rental homes affordable to Americans with moderate incomes

HUD PROVIDES $13 MILLION IN EMERGENCY DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO BATON ROUGE AND LAFAYETTE

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is providing Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana with an early infusion of $13 million in disaster assistance in the wake of last month’s devastating flooding. The announcement was made by HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Harriet Tregoning following a meeting with members of Governor John Bel Edward’s Restore Louisiana Task Force.

NCRC Applauds HUD Announcement Regarding LEP, Domestic Violence, and Gender Identity Protections

Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) announcement of new rulemakings and guidance to provide protections for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), victims of sexual harassment and survivors of domestic violence, and to ensure access to fair housing regardless of gender identity, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement.

ESA Changes to National Flood Program will Harm Housing Affordability

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged Congress to oppose the inappropriate use of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to change the focus of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) away from protecting lives and property due to flooding loss

Todd A. Lee, Confirmed to Lead the DC Housing Finance Agency

The Council of the District of Columbia voted to confirm Todd A. Lee as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA). Following the Council’s vote Lee was sworn-in by Steven Walker, Director, Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments

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Affordable Housing Comes to U Street with the Funding of Portner...

On July 7th, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) closed on the financing of an affordable housing development in one the District’s most sought after neighborhoods, the U Street Corridor. The Agency issued $27 million in short term DCHFA tax exempt bonds providing a portion of the funding for the acquisition of Portner Place and construction of Portner Flats (1440-1450 V Street, NW) located in Ward 1, one block west of The Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U Streets, NW

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SUSAN STURMAN JENNINGS, ESQ., NAMED 2016 TOP COUNSEL, ATTORNEY OF THE...

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce that Susan Sturman Jennings, Esq., has been named one of 2016’s Top Counsel from The Daily Record. The Daily Record’s Attorneys of the Year Awards honors outstanding attorneys through the Leaders in Law and Top Counsel. The Top Counsel Award honors in-house or general counsel who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.