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Energy Department Partnership to Certify Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Energy Department on August 20 announced a new partnership between its Challenge Home program and the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) on a voluntary certification process for energy-efficient homes. The partnership will streamline certifications for homes that can offset most or all of their utility bills with a small renewable energy system. These homes are referred to as "zero net-energy ready" homes. Home builders participating in these certification programs gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with homes featuring energy savings, among other benefits.

Michaud Announces more than $14 million in Housing and Community Development Grants in Maine

WASHINGTON, DC - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the State of Maine $10,581,799 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)...

NHC joins supporters of HOME program at congressional hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - November 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Housing Conference, known as the united voice for housing, voiced strong support for the HOME Investment Partnerships program, which is under scrutiny by the House Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity and the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. NHC Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Ethan Handelman said the federal block grant program provides critical funding for state and local governments to create affordable housing for low-income families.

HUD HONORS 14 STATE AND LOCAL MODEL PROGRAMS WITH PRESTIGIOUS “DOOR KNOCKER AWARD” FOR...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is recognizing 14 State and local governments with its coveted "Door Knocker Award" for their outstanding work in producing affordable housing. From creating a stable living environment for those with disabilities to providing rental assistance to homeless veterans, each community represents a model for developing innovative housing solutions to meet their specific needs. Read a summary for each Door Knocker Award winner.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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Brian McLaughlin to lead Enterprise Community Development, one of the nation’s...

Brian McLaughlin has been named president and CEO of Enterprise Community Development (ECD), a new organization that brings together two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading developers and managers of affordable, well-designed homes: Community Preservation