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New Lawsuit Challenges Anti-Protest Trespass Law

Landowners, community members, environmental justice advocates, and a journalist filed a lawsuit challenging a Louisiana law that makes it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to be anywhere on the 125,000 miles of pipelines that run throughout the state without permission.

National Fair Housing Alliance and Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic File Federal Lawsuit to...

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) joined forces with the Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic to sue a District landlord to challenge a discriminatory practice that contributes to the widespread local and national housing crisis.

New Study Evaluates Shared Equity Housing Program Performance, Nationwide Impact

Shared equity homeownership promotes sustainable wealth-building opportunities and lasting affordability for lower-income households, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in partnership with Grounded Solutions Network.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 17, 2019.
NAHB

Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter of 2019

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) dropped seven points to 40 compared to the previous quarter
NAHB

New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April after a sharp upwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
CHA

CHA Board approves development teams for LeClaire Courts, Wicker Park Apartments

The CHA Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the selection of development teams for the redevelopment of LeClaire Courts and CHA’s Wicker Park Apartments and Annex.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 10, 2019.
NAHB

Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement after the White House announced the U.S. would remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico
NAHB

Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters for proposing draft legislation to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis and called on the administration and Congress to make this issue a national policy priority
MBA

Commercial/Multifamily Originations Increase 12 Percent in the First Quarter

Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations rose 12 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

INDIEDWELL TO FEATURE NEW HOUSING PROTOTYPE AT INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) today announced indieDwell, a home builder that offers healthy homes and affordable homes to underserved communities, will exhibit
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in April

Mortgage credit availability increased in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool
NAHB

Housing Affordability Holds Steady on a Year-Over-Year Basis

Lower home prices, declining mortgage rates and solid income gains contributed to a rise in housing affordability in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index
MBA

MISMO® Seeks Public Comment on New Logical Data Model

MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, announced the release of a new MISMO logical data model (LDM) for a 90-day public comment period. The comment period remains open from today until August 12.
MBA

Statement of Bob Broeksmit on New FHA Lender Certification Requirements

Robert Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, released the following statement regarding the newly proposed FHA
NAHB

Remodeling Labor Shortage Continues to Impact Industry

The labor shortage for the remodeling industry continues to impact the industry, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers. NAHB released the survey results, which highlights availability of labor and subcontractors, to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May.

SMACNA Announces Internship Program in Partnership with the American Institute of Architecture Students

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) today announced the launch of its architectural internship program in collaboration with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The program pairs leading architectural sheet metal contractors with promising architecture students to give them

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Monaghan Communications

New 144-Unit Apartment Community in Downtown Danville Under Construction

Trammell Crow Residential (TCR), the multifamily real estate development, along with Town of Danville Mayor Robert Storer, City Councilmembers and other local leaders, recently celebrated a construction milestone on the first new residential rental community in Danville, the Alexan Downtown Danville, which will offer 144 luxury apartment homes located within walking distance of Danville's Historic Downtown District.

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Monaghan Communications

New 144-Unit Apartment Community in Downtown Danville Under Construction

Trammell Crow Residential (TCR), the multifamily real estate development, along with Town of Danville Mayor Robert Storer, City Councilmembers and other local leaders, recently celebrated a construction milestone on the first new residential rental community in Danville, the Alexan Downtown Danville, which will offer 144 luxury apartment homes located within walking distance of Danville's Historic Downtown District.