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EPA

ReWa in South Carolina Recognized by EPA for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water...

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) - Reedy River Basin Sewer Tunnel in Greenville, S.C. as one of 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks Speakers for 2019 Annual Conference

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals for presentations at its 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Dec. 3.
FEMA

EPA Recognizes Sewerage Authority in New Jersey for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.
USDA

USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Increase Grid Resilience

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.6 billion in 46 rural electric utility infrastructure projects to improve electric reliability and resilience in 24 states.
NAHB

Housing Affordability Edges Lower in the Third Quarter

A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

Woodlawn Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Woodlawn Station, a mixed-use, transit-oriented building at South Cottage Grove Ave and 63rd Street developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. The building contains 70 mixed-income apartments and ground-floor commercial space that will host Daley’s Restaurant, an iconic historic Chicago diner

CRL Statement on Newly-Elected Congress

This evening, several news outlets are reporting that Congressional Democrats have gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Media wires are also showing that Republicans have kept their majority in the U.S. Senate.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Push for Votes on D.C. Statehood and Bills to Expand D.C. Home...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that, with Democratic control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, she will engage in a number of strategies to make District of Columbia residents equal to other Americans. Norton said she will push for a vote on the House floor on her bill to make the District a state.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on 2018 Midterm Elections

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement regarding the 2018 midterm elections

SEIA Welcomes Nevada’s Approval of 50 Percent Renewable Energy Target

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the decision by voters in Nevada to approve Question 6 to raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030, doubling it from the current 25 percent target

New Hanover County Elections Room Change at Northeast Regional Library

Due to a water main leak at the Northeast Regional Library today, the polling location within the building will be moved from the Paynter Room to the Oleander Room. The library is located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road. Parking is available at the library and voters are asked to enter the side entrance to the building.

WSSC Responds to Sanitary Sewer Overflow at Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station and Wastewater...

Heavy Rain Causes Overflow at Broad Creek / Blockage in Pipe Causes Spill at Piscataway. Heavy rainfall today led to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at WSSC’s Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 10315 Livingston Road in Fort Washington.
NAHB

NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

Roof deck pools and lounges, stunning views, a focus on health and fitness and a friendly welcome for pets are some of the features that millennials and 55+ downsizers are looking for in a multifamily community.
NAR

Affordability, Disruption & Rising Interest Rates Lead Top Ten Issues Facing Real Estate

Housing affordability, disruptive technology and rising interest rates were just some of the issues the Counselors of Real Estate named most likely to affect the real estate industry during a session titled "Update: The Top Ten Impacts on Real Estate 2018-2019" at NAR's 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Paving Paradise: Massive Development Proposal Advances at the Doorstep to Joshua Tree

This week, Riverside County’s?Planning Commission?released?its final Environmental Impact Report for the highly controversial?Paradise Valley?project, a long-proposed large housing tract on the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.
ABC National

Construction Employment Picks Up in October, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 30,000 net new jobs in October, according to an analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mercy Housing

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE FOX RIVER VALLEY AWARDS MERCY HOUSING LAKEFRONT $5,000 GRANT...

Mercy Housing Lakefront today announced the acceptance of a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase hearing accessibility equipment (pocket talkers) for senior residents at the organization’s Constitution House in Aurora, IL.

Wyden Finds Nursing Homes Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today unveiled a report examining critical safety failures at nursing homes in Texas and Florida during and after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
EPA

EPA invites projects in California, Arizona to apply for WIFIA water infrastructure loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. A total of 39 projects have been invited to apply nationwide
VA

Trump Administration announces decline in Veteran homelessness

Number of homeless Veterans drops 5.4% since last year and by nearly half since 2010. Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline, according to a new national estimate announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Palo Alto Housing

Planning for Inclusive Housing in Palo Alto and Mountain View

Palo Alto Housing and Housing Choices will host an information session on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto.  The purpose of the event is to educate the community about inclusive and affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR CALIFORNIA FIRE VICTIMS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires