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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners and Wells Fargo Launch the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge

National
Competition will award $12 million in grants for six innovative proposals that advance creative housing affordability solutions. Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise)

New Lawsuit Alleges St. Paul’s Redevelopment Plan Is Illegally Forcing Out Residents

National
A new federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit filed this week alleges that the city of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, with approval and financing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, have embarked on a redevelopment plan that forces every resident of several public housing developments in the St. Paul’s Quadrant out of their homes

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON HUD’S RELEASE OF HOLD ON PUERTO RICO FUNDS

National
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding news reports that the Trump administration would lift a hold on long delayed disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico from the Department of Housing and Urban Development
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Joint Employer Rule

National
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement on the final joint employer rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
CHA

2020 CHA Scholarship Program kicks off with 50 more awards than in previous years

National
Starting today, the CHA Scholarship Program application period is officially open until May 14. CHA will award 270 scholarships to current CHA residents attending college

Housing Department Proposal Would Hamstring the Fair Housing Act

National
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS, CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES, AND HOUSING COOPERATIVES TO CONTINUE UPWARD TREND IN 2020

National
An estimated 66% of all new home construction in 2020 will be built in one of the three types of community associations — primarily in a planned community (also called a Homeowners Association or HOAs), in a condominium community
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 20,000 IN DECEMBER AND 151,000 IN 2019; CONTRACTORS EXPECT TO...

National
Survey Finds Optimism about 2020 along with Even Tighter Labor Supply as Construction Unemployment Sets Record December Low; Association Calls for Government to Boost Career

HUD Proposes New Rule Weakening Fair Housing Protections

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that would reduce the financial pressure local governments, states

NFHA Opposes HUD Proposal to Dismantle Fair Housing Act, Weaken Enforcement

National
As housing discrimination reaches record highs, Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development announces proposed rule to eliminate tool for communities to address discrimination and segregation

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW CONDEMNS HUD PROPOSAL TO GUT FAIR HOUSING...

National
Secretary Ben Carson and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on its website that will be published shortly and that, if finalized, would gut the department’s oversight of its local and state government grantees’ compliance with fair housing requirements.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

New Population, New Year, New Housing

National
The Bowser Administration is kicking off a new year focused on the Mayor’s bold goal of building 36,000 new homes by 2025 by highlighting new population data recently released the by the U.S. Census Bureau.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING CLIMBS IN NOVEMBER AS 226 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS ADD EMPLOYEES;...

National
Construction spending rose 4.1 percent from November 2018 to November 2019, while industry employment grew in 226, or 63 percent, out of 358 metro areas, according to a new analysis
McCormick Construction

National Statistics and Trends Can Augment Local Multifamily Appraisals: The Appraisal Journal

National
CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2020) - RealEstateRama - Opinions of value can recognize both local and national indicators when appraisers value multifamily rental properties, according to...

Benefits of Building on your own Lot

National
If you have finally decided to build the home of your dreams in your lot, then you understand that the excitement that comes with it is undeniable. Everyone likes to visualize their dream home in a perfect place. You think of the scenery, the drive to work and the exclusivity of having your own plans without having to worry about the neighbour.
NBI

Local Governments Vote Resoundingly for Improved Efficiency in National Model Energy Code

National
 Voting results on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are in, and the approved proposals will bring an estimated 10% or more efficiency improvement
Mercy Housing

Two Atlanta Nonprofits Deliver Over 100 Affordable Apartments to Old Fourth Ward

National
A mixed-use development, Thrive Sweet Auburn, which will include 117 affordable housing units and commercial space is coming to 302 Decatur Street, on a property that has housed the offices of Project Community Connections
AGC

Construction Employment Increases In 38 States And D.c. From November 2018 To November 2019,...

National
Texas and Nevada Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, Louisiana Has Largest Losses; Association Survey Finds Contractors in All Regions Expect to Add Workers in 2020
FEMA

Rosenberg family home for the holidays – and prepared for future hurricanes

Texas
A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events.

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SEIA

SEIA Board Elects Solar Veteran as New Chair

Following a vote by its board of directors, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the nation’s leading solar advocacy organization, announced that George Hershman, president of Swinerton Renewable Energy