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The nation’s leading water organizations are gathering in the nation’s capital next week to call on Congress and the Trump Administration to increase investment in water resources, specifically water infrastructure and research, and to elevate water as a national priority.
Thanks, in part, to a $430,168 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Austin Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), Hiway 80 Rescue Mission will provide long-term housing to 24 homeless men in Tyler, Texas.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, which was authored by Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the nation’s first popularly-elected African American senator and a native son of the District of Columbia, who served from 1967 to 1979. Norton also praised Brooke’s help on achieving the D.C. Home Rule Act. A Norton bill got Congress to award Brooke the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. He was also a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University.
President Trump’s executive order directs federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to cut critical benefits that help low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other vulnerable people meet their basic needs, including an affordable place to call home
Growing e-commerce companies and a shrinking window for last-mile delivery have pushed desirable industrial properties closer to the customer. Beyond improved delivery times, businesses and industrial developers have to contend with another key factor in site selection: the labor pool.
Today marks 50 years since the enactment of the federal Fair Housing Act which was passed seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in recognition of his advocacy for “open housing.” Fifty years later, there have been numerous advances in combatting housing discrimination and segregation, but the state of fair housing is in some ways as dire as ever.
Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials warned that tariffs on some items might lead to project delays and cancellations if supplies become unobtainable or too expensive for current budgets.
12 federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Interior Department to follow President Trump’s One Federal Decision framework for processing of environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act, David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, offered the following statement. "The Fair Housing Act is a landmark piece of legislation that ensures equal access to housing for everyone.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after federal agencies signed a memorandum reforming the permitting process for infrastructure projects. This is another important step toward rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $43 million to 325 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a permanent home to more than 5,200 veterans experiencing homelessness.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that if Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) meant what he said in an interview with a Florida television station (WTLV), he now supports making his dangerous District of Columbia gun bill even worse. In the interview, Rubio said D.C. should be forced to adopt only federal gun laws, which are so limited that most states and local jurisdictions have their own additional gun laws.
Funding will leverage public and private investments to keep lead and other contaminants out of drinking water and upgrade aging water infrastructure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.