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The National Fair Housing Alliance Condemns Hate Crimes and Calls on President Trump to...

The National Fair Housing Alliance shares our deepest condolences with the people and families affected by the recent shootings in Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also at a time of national tragedy, the Fair Housing Act was passed seven days after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.  The Act was not just a law.

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Water Infrastructure

President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law. This water infrastructure legislation will benefit the nation’s dams, ports, and waterways. It includes several provisions championed by House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, including her sixth bipartisan bill to be signed into law this Congress.
Financial Services Committee

Hensarling: Taxpayers Deserve Far Better

Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on the potential management and performance challenges of 2019
NLIHC

New Report on Preservation & Neighborhood Opportunity in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), both leaders in affordable housing research, released a new report today, Balancing Priorities: Preservation and Neighborhood Opportunity in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Beyond Year 30.
Enterprise Community Partners

Freddie Mac Reenters Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Market Via Fund with Enterprise

Freddie Mac announced today it has closed its first Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Fund with Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. and its first equity investment within that fund. The closing marks Freddie’s re-entry to the LIHTC (or Housing Credit) market, which finances the overwhelming majority of the country’s affordable rental housing.
ABC National

ABC Highlights Economic Benefits of Tax Reform on Small Businesses in Congressional Testimony

Larry Lopez, president and chief executive officer of Green JobWorks, Baltimore, and chairman of Associated Builders and Contractor’s Diversity Committee, testifiedtoday before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Growth
NLIHC

Middle Income Housing Tax Credit Proposal a Misguided and Wasteful Use of Federal Resources

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) welcomes an elevated discussion and proposed solutions to the nation’s affordable rental housing crisis. While NLIHC is pleased to have Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) prioritizing solutions to the affordable housing crisis
Ilinois.gov

New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; takes additional bill...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides no benefit to the public and discourages business creation and growth.

Property Tax Bills Mailed This Week

The New Hanover County Tax Department will begin mailing real estate tax bills to property owners later this week. Personal property tax bills will be mailed by the end of August. Property taxes are due on September 1, 2018 but can be paid without interest until January 7, 2019.
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.

New Report: Chicago Aldermen Wield Unchecked Power to Systemically Block Affordable Housing

In a decades-long practice that has systemically preserved racial segregation across Chicago communities, aldermen calculatingly use their aldermanic prerogative to block affordable housing developments, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2.5 Million Homes, Businesses Totaling $1 Trillion Threatened by High Tide Flooding

Accelerating sea level rise in the lower 48 states, primarily driven by climate change, is projected to worsen tidal flooding, putting as many as 311,000 coastal homes with a collective market value of about $117.5 billion today at risk of chronic flooding within the next 30 years—the lifespan of a typical mortgage

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF $75,000 IN FUNDING FOR...

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) today announced the availability of up to $75,000 in grant funding for projects that help reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.

Proposed Cuts to Affordable Housing Would Increase Homelessness & Poverty in America

Everyone should have access to safe, affordable housing. It’s crucial for children to grow up healthy, for parents to pursue work and education, and for families and individuals to achieve economic security. Though greatly underfunded, federal housing assistance programs help millions of low-income people throughout the country keep roofs over their head each month.
ULI

Outlook for Real Estate Industry for Rest of 2018 is Promising, Says Latest ULI...

The U.S. real estate industry is, in general, expected to be stronger than previously anticipated through 2018, according to the latest economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate
BOMA

BOMA INTERNATIONAL TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS ON 179D

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International testified before Congress today on the importance of making permanent and modernizing the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction, commonly referred to as 179D after its U.S. Internal Revenue Code section number. 

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy updates signature property tax resource

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has released a comprehensive update of State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance, the most thorough online resource for U.S. property tax information for policy makers, researchers, journalists, the real estate industry, and home owners.
DOI

Secretary Zinke announces $60 million cooperative agreement to promote fishing and boating and $14...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages. Zinke is also announcing $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country.

Wyden Statement on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement regarding the president’s infrastructure plan: “This is another broken promise to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. They ignored bipartisan proposals like the one I have with Sen. John Hoeven to responsibly expand infrastructure investment.
ASE

Infrastructure Plan Needs More On Energy Efficiency To Avoid Taxpayers Footing High Energy Costs...

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan in response to the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan released today: “We need to do this the right way up-front, because there’s a real downside to building new things when you have to spend an arm and a leg to run them.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased O’Reilly Auto Parts

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 287 N Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City, South Carolina for $1,045,000.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased O’Reilly Auto Parts

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 287 N Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City, South Carolina for $1,045,000.