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HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS PROVIDE VALUE AND BUILD CONNECTIONS BETWEEN RESIDENTS—FOSTERING INCLUSION, NOT SEGREGATION

National
Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority on community association governance, management, and education, applauds Wyatt Clarke and Matthew Freedman for conducting research on the community association housing model
MBA

Realtors® Release First Profile on LGB Buyers and Sellers

National
June is national LGBT Pride Month, and in recognition, the National Association of Realtors® has released its first-ever Profile of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Buyers and Sellers.
MBA

MBA Releases Lender Disclosure Template for Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Borrowers in Preparation for LIBOR Sunset

National
With the discontinuation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) likely on the horizon, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released today a disclosure template for residential mortgage lenders to share with consumers
MBA

IMBs Report Increased Profitability in the First Quarter of 2019

National
Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $285 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2019, up from a reported loss of $200 per loan in the fourth

CSD Awards $4.4 Million for California’s First Low-Income Community Solar Projects

California
The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) today announced final awards totaling $4.4 million to GRID Alternatives for two Community Solar Pilot projects in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties.
MBA

MBA’s Lisa Haynes Presented with a Diversity & Inclusion Award by CIFS

National
Lisa Haynes, Chief Financial and Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), was presented with a 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Award by the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS)
ABC National

ABC Names the Top-performing Contractors in U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction

National
Associated Builders and Contractors today released its 2019 Top Performers lists, which recognize ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours
NLCHP

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Adopts New Guiding Principles and Practices for Unsheltered...

California
On February 28, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) adopted new policy that calls for decriminalizing life-sustaining survival actions of the more than 40,000 Los Angelenos who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness
AGC

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL URGES SENATORS TO PASS MEASURE TO PROTECT LEGAL STATUS OF OVER 100,000...

National
Construction Association Head Says Senate Must Pass Immigration Measure that Avoids Significant Disruptions to Construction Projects in Regions with Big TPS & Dreamer Populations. The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement
The National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL)

NAAHL Explores What’s Next for Neighborhood Finance at Annual Conference

National
National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL) will host its annual Policy and Practice conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Housing industry leaders and policy makers from banks
NAHB

Nearly 700 Builders Shine a Spotlight on Housing Affordability in Hill Visits

National
Nearly 700 builders from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill today for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2019 Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will increase the production of quality
NAR

Realtors® Join with VA to Commemorate 24 Millionth Loan, 75th Anniversary of GI Bill

National
This morning, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Department of Veterans Affairs welcomed more than 100 industry stakeholders and governments officials to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

National
Mortgage applications increased 1.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 31, 2019.
MBA

MBA Survey on LIBOR Transition Finds a Mix of Preparation and Uncertainty Among Commercial...

National
Commercial and multifamily real estate finance firms are preparing for the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), but there is little uniformity when it comes to the details, according to the results of a new survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA)
NHC

National Housing Conference Statement on the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019

National
The National Housing Conference (NHC) applauds Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), and Todd Young (R-Indiana), and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-Washington), Kenny Marchant (R-Texas)
ABC National

Modest Increase in Nonresidential Spending in April, says ABC

National
According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today, national nonresidential construction spending rose 0.3% in April, totaling $792.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, which is a 6.4% increase compared to the same time last year.
Habitat

Luxury Bath Technologies and Habitat for Humanity enter national partnership

National
Luxury Bath Technologies, a manufacturer of acrylic bathroom renovation products and accessories, has entered into a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. The company is donating up to $250,000 in bath products to be used to help complete Habitat homes across the United States
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Association Receiving HUD Grant

National
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 NAHB received a $110,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fight housing discrimination
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 250 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM APRIL 2018 TO...

National
Construction employment grew in 250 out of 358 metro areas between April 2018 and April 2019, declined in 53 and was unchanged in 55, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.

San Francisco 49ers Partners with Operation HOPE to Empower Bay Area Communities with Financial...

California
Operation HOPE and the San Francisco 49ers announced today a partnership to bring credit and money management coaching and education to underserved Bay Area communities at no cost to participants. The 49ers is the first team to offer the HOPE Inside program as part of the National Football

Business Real Estate Press Releases

MLSGRiD

MLS Grid Earns Innovator Award Finalist Selection

MLS Grid, the real estate industry collaborative of multiple listing services (MLSs) providing an easy way to deliver standardized data, has earned a coveted spot as a “2019 Inman Innovator Award” finalist.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

MLSGRiD

MLS Grid Earns Innovator Award Finalist Selection

MLS Grid, the real estate industry collaborative of multiple listing services (MLSs) providing an easy way to deliver standardized data, has earned a coveted spot as a “2019 Inman Innovator Award” finalist.