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Housing Partnership Network

Housing Partnership Fund Awarded $2.25M from CDFI Fund

Last week, 15 of Housing Partnership Network’s (HPN) social-mission driven affordable housing members and HPN’s own Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Housing Partnership Fund
ABC National

ABC Names Finalists for Craft Professional, Instructor of the Year Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors named today the finalists for the 2019 Craft Professional and Craft Instructor of the Year awards. The winners of both awards will be announced at the Careers in Construction Awards on March 28 during
NIBS

New NIBS-NBI Energy Tool to Help Cities Set Framework to Achieve Performance Goals

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) have developed a new tool, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Center for Biological Diversity

TransCanada Loses Latest Attempt to Begin Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today denied yet another attempt by TransCanada to begin construction on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The court left in place a ruling by the U.S.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED SITKA DOCK CONSTRUCTION

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to construct a dock extending from private property at 725 Alice Loop in Sitka to BLM-managed submerged lands in Middle Channel. The applicant is a private property owner in Sitka. The applicant is seeking a long-term land lease to install a private dock into Middle Channel.

Palestinians Intervene to Sue Settlers in Airbnb Lawsuit

Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents filed to intervene in a lawsuit against Airbnb over the booking platform’s decision to remove listings for Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory. Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen settlers whose listings are to be removed and potential renters filed the original lawsuit against Airbnb, claiming discrimination.
USDA

USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities that will Benefit Nearly 300,000 Americans

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $91 million to build or improve community
NAHB

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 62 in March, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.056 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $24.543 billion in February. A breakdown of February issuance includes $23.224 billion of Ginnie Mae
VA

VA releases health care inspection reports and staffing data for more than 100 Community...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began publicly posting, for the first time, health care inspection reports and staffing data for its nursing home system.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Introduces Bill Removing Federal Government’s Authority Over District-Owned Land

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill today to remove the authority of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) to review
NIBS

New NIBS-NBI Energy Tool to Help Cities Set Framework to Achieve Performance Goals

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) have developed a new tool, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy
EPA

EPA Takes Action to Stop Raw Sewage Discharges from Puerto Rico Housing Developer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a civil settlement with Mora Development Corporation and Mora Development S.E., two affiliated Puerto Rico
NHC

National Housing Conference announces new communications director

Sykes brings to NHC over 13 years of extensive communications experience from marketing engagement to project management. Most recently, she served as a senior program and project
NAHB

January New Home Sales Demonstrate Demand for Affordable Homes

The January new home sales report from the government indicates an increasing demand for homes sold in an affordable price range. In January 2019, 66 percent of new single-family home sales were priced between $200,000
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN JANUARY 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for January 2019
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT RESOLVING ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION INVOLVING SAN DIEGO HOUSING PROVIDERS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it has entered into a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with a resident and owners of a San Diego apartment complex
FEMA

FACT SHEET: Home Inspections for Homeowners and Renters

Survivors whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Michael and are uninsured or underinsured, may be eligible for federal assistance. Whether the applicant is a homeowner or renter,
ABC National

Construction Input Prices Rise for First Time Since October, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta3tistics data released today, construction input prices rose 0.9 percent monthly in February

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT OFFERS NEW INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE MORE ADOPTIONS OF WILD HORSES...

As part of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) effort to find good homes for wild horses and burros removed from public lands, the agency today began offering new financial incentives to encourage

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