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Realtors® Help Families Navigate Back-to-School Home Shopping

Buying and moving into a new home is already a complicated process, but moving with children adds an entirely different set of requirements and stresses. The National Association of Realtors®' 2018 Moving with Kids report
NeighborWorks America

Nonprofit board governance gets boost from $150,000 in grants from NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America today announced that it has provided more than $150,000 in grants as part of its Excellence in Governance program to 15 nonprofits to enhance their board governance and increase their ability to operate effective community development programs.
NAHB

Regulations Account for Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Costs, Builders Tell Congress

Layers of excessive regulation translate into higher rents, reduced affordability for consumers and on average, account for almost one-third of a multifamily project’s development and building costs, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress today.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Slightly Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 31, 2018.
NAHB

2019 International Builders’ Show Registration Now Open

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.
AARP

AARP Survey Reveals Shared Housing on the Rise for Older Adults

More adults age 50 and older are sharing their homes with others as they age, up from 2 percent in 2014 to 16 percent in 2018 according to AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences survey. The majority of those who prefer to live alone as they age say they would consider sharing their home
MBA

Second Quarter Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Remain at Low Levels

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans were relatively flat in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report.
POAH partners

POAH partners with the Model Group to preserve 1,100 affordable apartments in Ohio and...

On June 1, POAH acquired 20 properties with 1,136 affordable apartments in Ohio and Kentucky from The Model Group (TMG), a for-profit development company with deep roots in Cincinnati.  This represents POAH’s largest portfolio acquisition to date and comes at a time when some Cincinnati neighborhoods are seeing significant investments in infrastructure, new public transportation options, and an expansion of the district's art and dining scene
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity receives $1.25 million donation from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation...

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today announced a gift of $1.25 million to Habitat for Humanity to support aging-in-place services for low-income older adults. Habitat will implement a program designed by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing that combines services in nursing and occupational therapy with Habitat’s expertise in home repairs.
Habitat

President and Mrs. Carter in Indiana to build new Habitat for Humanity homes alongside...

President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter have donned their hardhats and lifted their hammers for their 35th work project with Habitat for Humanity. Building alongside volunteers and future homeowners, the Carters are helping to build 22 new, affordable homes this week in what will become an all-Habitat neighborhood in Mishawaka.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB CEO Jerry Howard on Trump’s Executive Order on Retirement Security

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) CEO Jerry Howard issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on retirement security. “NAHB commends President Trump for making retirement security an important national priority. This need is particularly acute in the residential construction sector
NLIHC

NLIHC’s Response to Court Ruling Allowing FEMA to Move Forward on Evicting Hurricane Maria...

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) of more than 700 local, state, and national organizations is disappointed by the U.S. federal district court’s denial of a request for a preliminary injunction to halt FEMA’s eviction of survivors from Hurricane Maria.
MBA

MBA Releases 2018 Mid-Year Commercial/Multifamily Servicer Rankings

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes as of June 30, 2018.  At the top of the list of firms is Wells Fargo Bank, NA, with $654.0 billion in master and primary servicing, followed by PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services with $599.7 billion

100+ Attorneys Issue Statement to Senate Opposing Supreme Court Nominee Based on Civil Rights...

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) released its report evaluating the available civil rights record of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The report offers a careful and comprehensive examination of Kavanaugh’s record on cases concerning civil rights matters, including criminal justice, voting rights, fair housing, education, reproductive rights, environmental justice and access to justice issues – matters central to the Lawyers’ Committee’s mission.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Trail Off 0.7 Percent in July

Pending home sales stepped back in July and have now fallen on an annual basis for seven straight months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, * www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales , a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings,
USGBC

Holley Henderson, Renowned Green Building Designer, to Deliver Keynote at USGBC’s Carolinas Green Gala...

The North and South Carolina green building community will come together at this year’s Carolinas Green Gala and Sustainable Business Awards, hosted jointly by USGBC communities in the Carolinas. The event, to be held on Thurs., The North and South Carolina green building community will come together at this year’s Carolinas Green Gala and Sustainable Business Awards, hosted jointly
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 24, 2018.

CRA Changes Can’t Be A Big Bank Giveaway, Civil Rights and Housing Policy Organizations...

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to seek public input on how the agency should update Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) procedures. A coalition of civil rights and consumer advocacy organizations has signaled to the OCC that any changes to the CRA must strengthen -- not weaken -- banks’ obligation to meet the needs of low-income communities and communities of color and that changes must result in expanded access to credit in historically redlined areas.

MITCH LANDRIEU WILL BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE’S 2019 LAW SEMINAR, JAN....

The annual event explores current trends and best practices in community association law for attorneys, insurance and management professionals, and other industry leaders.

Impact of Tax Reform Bill, Reverse Mortgages, Farm Insolvencies and More to Be Discussed...

ABI and the UMKC School of Law are pleased to present the 38th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute at the Kansas City Marriott, Oct. 11-12, 2018! This year’s program features business, consumer and professional development tracks at affordable pricing, so attendees can get the precise training that they need.

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Existing-Home Sales Remain Flat Nationally, Mixed Results Regionally

Existing-home sales remained steady in August after four straight months of decline, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest canceled out downturns in the South and West