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Homeless People Sue for Unconstitutional Destruction of their Property

Six homeless people whose property was destroyed when they were evicted from their outdoor homes filed a lawsuit against the City of Puyallup and Pierce County, Washington. The complaint alleges that the city and county violated their constitutional rights when they destroyed or threw away their shelters and other needed property on little or no notice, and without any opportunity to challenge the destruction.
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million (PDF, 105 KB) to improve rural electric service in 13 states.
NAHB

Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department

Keurig Dr Pepper and KaBOOM! award Cape Cod affordable housing development $15,000 playground grant

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and the national non-profit KaBOOM! have awarded a Let’s Play Community Construction Grant to build a new playground at Cromwell Court Apartments a 124-unit family affordable housing development in downtown Hyannis, MA owned by Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH).
Abode Communities

Affordable Housing Developers Welcome Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino

Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California, together with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), will celebrate the grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, 176 service-enhanced affordable family homes in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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.
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America at Home survey: People with student loan debt delay homeownership

People saddled with student loan debt are delaying purchasing a home and many worry about their college debt most or all of the time, according to the sixth annual NeighborWorks America at Home survey. The survey, released today, reveals that people with the most debt—millennials and women—are underrepresented among homeowners
NIBS

New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now Available

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings. With best practices developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Chinese Tariffs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports
NHC

National Housing Conference announces new policy director

The National Housing Conference (NHC) announced today that Tristan Bréaux officially joined NHC as its new policy director. Bréaux brings to NHC 10 years of policy and legislative experience. Most recently, he served as a deputy chief of staff and district director for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).

Honorees include CREW Network CEO Wendy Mann and President-Elect Holly Neber

Thirty-nine CREW Network members, including the organization’s CEO Wendy Mann and President-Elect Holly Neber, have been honored by Real Estate Forum in the magazine’s Women of Influence 25th anniversary issue. The women were selected from nearly 500 nominees based on their achievements in, contributions to, and reputation in the business.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 67 reading in September on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Despite rising affordability concerns, builders continue to report firm demand for housing, especially as millennials and other newcomers enter the market,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel
NAHMA

Learn About the Top Issues Facing Affordable Housing at NAHMA’s October Meeting

Alexandria, Va., Sept. 17, 2018 ? Take part in educational sessions that focus on the topics that mean the most to you at the...
Center for American Progress

With FEMA Assistance Absent, CAP Calls on Congress to Provide Immediate Housing Assistance to...

Washington, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decided not to continue providing housing assistance to thousands of Puerto Rican families...
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.994 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $38.87 billion in August. A breakdown of August issuance includes $37.184 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.688 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.528 billion of loans for multifamily housing

At NAREB CBC Forum, Housing Experts Say Legacy of Discriminatory Policies and Practices Fuel...

Decades of discriminatory lending practices and government policies have created barriers for African Americans seeking to become homeowners, according to leading housing experts participating in a forum today on fair housing, which was hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for More than 442,000 Rural Americans...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $392 million (PDF, 238 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states.
FTC

Court Temporarily Halts Operators of Rental Listing Websites from Making False Claims About the...

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting two brothers and their four California companies from using false or unsubstantiated claims in the marketing of online rental listings offered through their websites
ABC National

Construction Material Prices Fall in August, says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.4 percent in August but are up 8.3 percent year-over-year.

McMorris Rodgers Supports America’s Water Infrastructure

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, sponsored by the Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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National Broker Portal Names New Board Member, Chair

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has joined its Board and become its Chairman. Riley is Executive Vice President of Administration at Howard Hanna, ranked as the third largest real estate firm in the U.S. by REAL Trends

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

How Investors are Making Big Money on Commercial Real Estate

The search for alpha (i.e. returns) is what drives investors and when it comes to commercial real estate the race to reap profits is in full swing. For those who bought into the market during 2010 and 2011, making big money is relatively easy as valuations are working in their favor.