Housing & Development

Housing & Development
NACWA

Combined Water Sector Gathers in Washington to Demand Infrastructure Funding, Research Support

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.

Housing for Homeless Men to Break Ground, Thanks to $430K Grant

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

Norton Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Authored by D.C. Native Son...

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.
NLIHC

Statement from National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel — Work...

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
NAIOP

Warehouse Tenants And Investors Look To Local Labor Pool To Determine Property Strength

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.

Official NFHA Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION COSTS CLIMB IN MARCH AS WIDE RANGE OF INPUT COSTS JUMP; TARIFF THREATS...

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.
EPA

EPA Administrator Pruitt Praises Permitting MOU to Accelerate Crucial Infrastructure Projects

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.
EPA

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in Puerto Rico

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.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump’s Latest Infrastructure Initiative

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.
MBA

MBA Statement on Fair Housing Act Anniversary

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.
Speaker Paul Ryan

Another Step Toward Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

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.
NCHV

HUD, VA Announce Award of Vouchers to House More than 5,200 Veterans

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

Norton Says Rubio Now Appears to Support Allowing D.C. Children to Carry Assault Weapons,...

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.

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease 7-Eleven Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased 7-Eleven property located at 1516 NE Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon for $2,290,000

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM MARCH 2017...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.