Integrating Housing with Treatment Improves Outcomes

States and communities can improve services and outcomes for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) by integrating housing with treatment and recovery support programs, according to housing, homeless and SUD treatment experts who convened for a frank dialogue on new service approaches for this population. The National Council on Behavioral Health and CSH highlight that and other recommendations in a report released today: The Substance Use and Housing National Leadership Forum.

BPC’s Grumet: Efforts to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting Processes is Critical for Private Investment

The Bipartisan Policy Center applauds legislative and executive branch efforts to improve the permitting process for infrastructure projects. “For years, this conversation has been stuck in polarized gridlock. Our nation is in desperate need of increased infrastructure investments. It is encouraging to see an array of efforts to move beyond political posturing and address this complex challenge,” BPC President Jason Grumet said

Sheila Crowley Retiring after 17 Years as President and CEO of the National Low...

Sheila Crowley announced that she will retire in 2016 from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) after leading the organization as President and CEO for over 17 years. Dr. Crowley will continue with NLIHC through April 2016 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for her successor

NCRC Statement on the Release of 2014 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data

Today, in reaction to the release of 2014 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data release for 2014 illustrates a disturbing and highly problematic trend with hard numbers: opportunities for homeownership are still very limited. Particularly in low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color, it’s too difficult to become a homeowner.”

Mortgage Lending Continues under Dodd-Frank

Despite a number of industry predictions, new data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) report today revealed that Dodd-Frank's mortgage protections and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's related new mortgage regulations did not produce a decrease in mortgage accessibility for homebuyers.

CFPB Mortgage Rule Change Will Help Community Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized changes to its Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule. The changes, which raise the number of loans a small creditor can re-sell and expand the number of banks that can qualify as a "rural bank," are a response to feedback from lenders.

Coalition for the Homeless Praises Efforts to Curb the Sale of K2

The Coalition for the Homeless held a press conference on the steps of City Hall Monday morning to highlight the importance of curbing the sale and availability of the synthetic drug K2, as the City Council held hearings today on how to stop the drug’s spread

ABA Endorses Arch Mortgage Insurance PMI Products

The American Bankers Association – through its subsidiary the Corporation for American Banking – has endorsed the mortgage insurance solutions of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company?, a leading provider of private mortgage insurance and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd.

ICBA Welcomes CFPB Final Rule Implementing ICBA-Advocated Changes to Qualified Mortgage Rules

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) welcomed today’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau final rule that broadens the small-creditor designation under its Qualified Mortgage rule. The ICBA-advocated change will allow more community banks to receive QM legal safe-harbor protection for mortgage loans they originate and retain in portfolio.

Fresh Perspectives on Multifamily Investment Trends

As part of the program for the 2015 NMHC Board of Directors and Advisory Committee meeting, six young multifamily investment sales professionals discussed the best investment opportunities in their respective geographic markets, which buyers and sources of capital are succeeding in allocating capital and what innovation their industry may bring to the market.

Multifamily Mortgage Debt Hits $1 Trillion in Second Quarter as Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Continues...

The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $38.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015, as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings.  That is a 1.4 percent increase over the first quarter of 2015

Consumers Energy Highlights Safety Messages from Michigan Elementary Students in Annual Calendar

Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students across Michigan elementary schools by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2015-16 kids safety calendar.

NAHB Study Reveals What “Green” Means to Home Buyers

What do consumers think of green homes? And, what are the most important elements of a green-built home? Builders and other industry professionals now have an opportunity to find out what green means to home buyers with a new publication from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Representatives Set to Testify Next Week at Institute’s Hearing on Productivity and the Workforce

The National Institute of Building Sciences has released the schedule of testimony for the Representative Hearing on Productivity and the Workforce, to be held September 25, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT, at the Institute’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C

Outdoor Living Spaces and Smart Home Technology Top Homeowner Preference

Homeowners continue to prioritize investing in outdoor living spaces and there has been a significant surge in popularity in adding technology and systems that can help automate energy consumption .These findings are from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey covering activity during the second quarter of 2015 that focused on emerging home features: systems, technologies and special function rooms in the home.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Walgreens-Anchored Shopping Center for Donahue...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of Westlake Village, a 31,980-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by Walgreens and Chase Bank in Sacramento, California’s North Natomas community. The sale also included 4.36 acres of developable land. The price was not disclosed.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Scores Major Victories for D.C. with $40 Million for DCTAG,...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) got major wins for the District of Columbia topped by maintaining the record $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill last night. Norton fiercely negotiated to maintain $40 million for DCTAG, a historic increase she has now secured for three years in a row, overcoming only $30 million in the House, Senate and White House’s fiscal year 2018 D.C. appropriations proposals.