Housing & Development

Housing & Development
DCHFA

Thanksgiving Dinner at the DC Housing Finance Agency

DCHFA is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day to distribute 200 dinners to at risk, homeless families and/or individuals in need of a meal. Dinner will be served by DCHFA staff members and their families who are giving up a part of their Thanksgiving holiday to ensure that others in the community are fed.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches Campaign to Move 400 Families and Individuals into Permanent Housing During...

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Laura Zeilinger announced Home for the Holidays, a citywide campaign to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households into permanent housing during the holiday season. The Mayor made the announcement at a lease-agreement signing between landlord and tenant, standing alongside a District resident as she signed the lease for her family’s new home
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 41 STATES BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 AND OCTOBER 2017; JOBS INCREASE...

Forty-one states added construction jobs between October 2016 and October 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between September and October, continuing a pattern of widespread but uneven growth in industry employment, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.  The association’s chief economist suggested that recent job gains would have been more widespread if enough qualified workers were available.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches “Home for the Holidays” Effort to Place 400 District Homeless Residents...

On Monday, November 20, at 10:30 am., Mayor Muriel Bowser will officially launch “Home for the Holidays,” a city-wide effort to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households in permanent housing during the holiday season. DC Department of Human Services (DHS) soft launched the initiative through social media and landlord outreach on November 15, 2017. This targeted campaign will run through January 15, 2018. According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, nearly 7,000 DC residents do not have a place to call home.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD PROVIDES $5 BILLION TO HELP TEXAS RECOVER FROM HURRICANE HARVEY

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $5.024 billion to help hard-hit areas in the State of Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey. The grant announced today by the Trump Administration is provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will support the repair of damaged homes, businesses and critical infrastructure in the State.
NAHB

Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing production reading since October 2016, when total starts hit a post-recession high of 1.33 million.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Senate Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on tax reform legislation that was approved by the Senate Finance Committee
NAHB

Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
NIBS

2018 FEDCon® Keynote Will Highlight WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®

Each year, FEDCon® gives private-sector architects, engineers, contractors and manufacturers an insight into the construction process of the different agencies of the U.S. federal government. The 2018 FEDCon® Keynote Breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on House Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of...

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to help BLM partner with state and local governments to improve federal land management.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks Presentation Proposals for 2018 Annual Conference

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals by Dec. 1 ­– just two weeks away –for presentations at the organization’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD CHARGES KANSAS PROPERTY OWNERS WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AFTER ALLEGED SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF TWO...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging the owner and landlord of several rental properties in Wichita, Kansas, and his wife, who co-owned one of the properties, with housing discrimination after the landlord allegedly sexually harassed two female tenants at his properties. HUD’s charge further alleges that he also made discriminatory statements based on one of the women’s race
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Highlights the Devastating Impact of the Tax Reform Bill on Affordable Housing

Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the grand opening of Archer Park, a 190-unit affordable housing development located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The opening of this marquee affordable housing project comes just days after Mayor Bowser hosted a press conference with regional leaders to discuss concerns around the federal tax reform bills. Currently, the House tax reform bill, H.R.1,

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NAHB

IHA Places Emphasis on Addressing Housing Needs of Developing Countries

During its 2017 Interim Meeting this week in Tokyo, the International Housing Association (IHA) launched a new working group to support the housing needs of developing countries. The IHA aims to advance the housing industry globally. By bringing a focus to the specific needs of developing countries through this new working group, the IHA will actively contribute to a better understanding their needs and thereby bring heightened awareness to the housing needs of its member countries and across the world.

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DCHFA

Thanksgiving Dinner at the DC Housing Finance Agency

DCHFA is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day to distribute 200 dinners to at risk, homeless families and/or individuals in need of a meal. Dinner will be served by DCHFA staff members and their families who are giving up a part of their Thanksgiving holiday to ensure that others in the community are fed.