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Affordable housing providers serving diverse Oregon communities form the first cohort of BAMS, HDC’s...

Seven affordable housing providers from across Oregon will participate in Building Asset Management Solutions (BAMS), a new holistic training program that builds organizational capacity to manage affordable housing portfolios for long-term financial and physical health. The 15-month program is offered by Housing Development Center and funded by Meyer Memorial Trust.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Development, Conservation

The House passed H.R. 2630 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 3045 (U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 5979 (U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6077 (U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5613 (U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), S. 2850 (U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5875 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), and H.R. 1220 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Massachusetts). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement
USDA

USDA Invests in Rural Community Facilities in 22 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $17.4 million in 41 projects (PDF, 154 KB) that will provide essential services for rural communities in 22 states.
ASE

Alliance To Save Energy Applauds Rep. Curbelo For Carbon Proposal

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke on Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-Fla.) carbon tax proposal: “Rep. Curbelo deserves a lot of credit for having the courage to put forward a bill that recognizes the threat and looming costs associated with climate change
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Opposes Effort to Reduce Risk Management for SBA Loans

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced its opposition to proposed federal legislation that would reduce the requirements for appraisals in major Small Business Administration loan programs.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Fight to Remove Record Number of Anti-Home-Rule Riders from Final D.C. Spending Bill...

Although the fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill passed by the House today contains a record seven anti-home-rule riders, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she believes she will be able to keep most of these Republican riders out of the final spending bill.
NIBS

NIBS, ASTM International, RCI, Inc. Issue Joint Statement

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute), ASTM International (ASTM) and RCI, Inc. issued a joint statement July 11 announcing their intent to avoid duplication of effort relating to their respective building enclosure commissioning (BECx) programs.
NAHB

NAHB Supports Trump’s Workforce Development Plan; Pledges to Train 50,000 New Workers

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement in support of the White House executive order on workforce development

Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should Deny Her Nomination...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
AWEA

Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid
NAHB

Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the second quarter of 2013.
NAHB

Call for Entries Now Open for NAHB’s Sales and Marketing Awards–‘The Nationals’

The Nationals--the National Association of Home Builders' national sales and marketing awards program--is open for entries. Honoring the best in new-home sales, marketing and design
Natural Resources

Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills

The House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.)
ULI

New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health and Obtaining Wellness Certifications...

The growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it are explored in a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters.
GSA

GSA Negotiates New Governmentwide Agreement for Veritas Technologies, LLC

As part of the IT Schedule 70 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Enhancement Program, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has negotiated a new, governmentwide enterprise software acquisition agreement with Veritas Technologies for Data Governance and Cloud Management.
FTC

FTC Testifies before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee about Agency’s Work to Protect Consumers,...

In testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition, and stressed the agency’s commitment to maximizing its resources, enhancing its effectiveness, and anticipating and responding to changes in the marketplace.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills

Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement
NAHB

Housing Starts Fall 12.3 Percent As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern

Total housing starts fell 12.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was nominated to be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2016, Kavanaugh authored an opinion for a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit considering
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Natomas

CVS-Anchored Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento Sells for $10.3 Million

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento, California, in an off-market transaction.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Modern Commercial Real Estate Marketing Practices Used Right Now

Whenever marketing commercial properties the marketers understand the fact that it is really important to build a lucrative and really long-lasting reputation. Modern promotion methods rely on much more than just advertising, mainly because of the fact that those interested in buying such properties are different than those buying homes.