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Center for American Progress

Unprecedented Report Finds a Majority of Americans Live in Child Care Desert Neighborhoods

Today, the Center for American Progress released a new reportlooking at the state of America’s child care deserts in 2018. The report, unprecedented in its scope, finds that a majority, or 51 percent, of Americans live in neighborhoods classified as child care deserts. Other key findings from the report include
NAHB

Virginia Remodeler Leo Lantz Named 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The NAHB Remodeler of the Year award recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry
NAHB

Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

81 PERCENT OF NEVADA RESIDENTS RATE THEIR OVERALL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LIVING EXPERIENCE AS “POSITIVE”...

Community associations, commonly referred to as homeowners associations (HOAs), condominiums, housing cooperatives, and mixed-use communities, remain preferred places to call home for more than 600,000 Nevada residents
USDA

USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 46 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.2 billion (PDF, 509 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 936,000 rural Americans living in 46 states.
ABC National

ABC Predicts Construction Sector Will Remain Strong in 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts another strong year for construction sector performance, yet warns about inflationary pressures, according to a 2019 economic outlook published today in Construction Executive magazine.
NAHB

Home Builders Mourn the Passing of President Bush

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement on the passing of President George H. W. Bush. “On behalf of all the members of NAHB, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Joins 17 Groups Opposing Credit Union Administration’s Proposed Action

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers joined 17 other organizations Monday in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.

Baton Rouge Community Development Corporation Receives $16K from Hancock Whitney and FHLB Dallas

Representatives from Hancock Whitney and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) awarded $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Scotlandville Community Development Corporation (SCDC). This is the organization's first PGP award, which will be used for organizational capacity building, including educational and financial seminars.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs Available in New Hanover County

New Hanover County received notice this week that funds are available in FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs. These programs can help property owners relocate, elevate homes or rebuild homes because of damages from Hurricane Florence.
FEMA

Hurricane Michael Disaster Survivors Can Get Free Publications to Help in Rebuilding

If you are one of the Florida residents who suffered damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Panhandle in October and who either has started or is planning to start rebuilding, the State of Florida and FEMA have a wide range of free resources available to you
ABC National

Nonresidential Spending Rises Modestly in October

National nonresidential spending increased 0.1 percent in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Total nonresidential spending for the month stood at $763.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, which represents a 7.3 percent increase over the same time last year

National housing leaders meet to develop solutions to growing affordability crisis

Housing leaders from around the country meet to develop solutions for the growing affordability crisis, which has left one in five adults, age 25-35 living with their parents, according to research conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.

Chairman Enzi Concerned with Excessive Markups on FEMA Hurricane Relief Funds

Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long expressing his concerns about significantly marked-up prices FEMA contractors charged for repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Maria.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on 202 Affordable Housing Units at St. Elizabeths East

Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground on the Residences at St. Elizabeths East, a 252-unit apartment community with 202 affordable housing units on the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus, delivering on her commitment to provide high-quality affordable housing to the Congress Heights neighborhood in Ward 8
FEMA

FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in West Tifton

Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.
VA

VA Benefits Chief: “Every Single Veteran Will Be Made Whole”

During a hearing before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, VA Under Secretary for Benefits Paul Lawrence delivered the following statement
EPA

EPA Recognizes Maine Project to Protect Drinking Water Infrastructure

A project in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, was among four projects in New England to repair and upgrade drinking water infrastructure that were recognized for excellence and innovation by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
NIBS

Building Innovation 2019 Plenary Keynote to Highlight AGU Net-Zero Energy Renovation

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) will complete the first-ever net-zero energy renovation of an existing commercial building in the District of Columbia in 2019, AGU’s Centennial.
NAHB

New Home Sales Drop 8.9 Percent in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 2.8 percent from this time in 2017.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.