Housing & Development

Housing & Development

MiNeighborhood Program Accepting Applications Through March 27

LANSING - January 29, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will begin accepting applications for the 2015 MiNeighborhood program Jan. 26 through March 27 from eligible neighborhood associations.

HBI Graduates Receive NAHB Chairman’s Award and Shirley McVay Wisemen Award for Exceptional Promise...

LAS VEGAS - January 29, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- HBI program graduates, Christopher Casanovas of Okeechobee Country, Fla., and Kimberly Walker from Pinellas County, Fla., were recognized for their outstanding leadership qualities and achievements in the homebuilding industry at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Casanovas and Walker are proficient in their trades and have exhibited exemplary skills that distinguish them as role models for their construction training programs and potential industry leaders in the future. Casanovas and Walker received their awards during presentations yesterday.

Bill Introduced to Expand Housing Programs to 1 Million Children, Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today introduced the Homeless Children and Youth Act, a bill to expand the definition of homelessness used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The change would allow more than 1 million homeless children and families nationwide to access federal housing assistance programs.

Rep. Royce Introduces Pay Back the Taxpayers Act to Prevent GSEs Funding Housing Advocacy...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) will introduce the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act of 2015, legislation that prohibits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs) from diverting funds to the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund in accordance with the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) interpretation of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA)

Ask Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor the Housing Production Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Please take a few minutes to reach out to your legislators by phone, email, or social media and ask them to co-sponsor HD3173, AN ACT RELATIVE TO HOUSING PRODUCTION. The bill will provide Massachusetts with the tools necessary to help all residents in the Commonwealth have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home

Hensarling: Washington is Repeating Same Mistakes That Caused Financial Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing with Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt:

State of the Union: NHC welcomes attention to homeownership, calls for complete attention to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Housing Conference applauds President Obama's choice to highlight housing issues in his speeches leading up to the State of the Union address and in connecting to those same themes in the address itself. Getting housing policy right is essential to keeping our economy on a path of recovery coming out of the great recession and to ensuring that all in America can achieve a brighter future

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASED IN 40 STATES AND D.C. DURING THE PAST YEAR, 38 STATES...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Texas and North Dakota Have Largest 12-Month Gains, West Virginia and Arizona Have Biggest Annual Declines; New York and Montana Top Monthly Rankings, California and Vermont Shed Most Jobs in December

Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s to Complete Kickoff to Rebuild Project, Super Bowl XLIX Event...

PHOENIX, Ariz., - January 28, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- – Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit that helps improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners, will team up with Lowe’s to provide critical home repairs and help revitalize Phoenix’s Fillmore neighborhood for the 20th annual Kickoff to Rebuild, a Super Bowl XLIX-sanctioned event

New Home Sales Rise 11.6 Percent in December

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 11.6 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE WEBSITE FOR CONSTRUCTION TO GET MAJOR UPGRADE THANKS TO NEW PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Construction contractors will have an easier time learning how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the private sector. The partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America, EPA and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will allow for a significant upgrade to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance website, or CICA Center for short, association officials noted.

EIGHTY PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2015 AS CONTRACTORS FORESEE...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Firms in Virginia Lead Other States in Hiring Optimism; Most Firms Expect Growth this Year, But Are Coping With Worker Shortages, Rising Health Care Costs and New Regulatory Burdens, New Outlook Finds

HUD AWARDS $1.8 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $1.8 billion in grants to help nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart).   The Continuum of Care grants announced today support the Administration’s efforts to end homelessness by providing critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the country

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN DECEMBER

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of new single-family houses in December 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau

Missouri Builder Elected as Chairman of NAHB

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tom Woods, a Blue Springs, Mo.-based home builder with more than 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2015 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Wals Homewood IL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Walgreens...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 820 183rd Street in Homewood, Illinois for $2,925,000. The 13,905 square foot Walgreens is positioned just off of the signalized intersection of 183rd Street and Halsted Street which experiences a combined traffic count of 52,300 vehicles per day.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Wals Homewood IL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Walgreens...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 820 183rd Street in Homewood, Illinois for $2,925,000. The 13,905 square foot Walgreens is positioned just off of the signalized intersection of 183rd Street and Halsted Street which experiences a combined traffic count of 52,300 vehicles per day.