Thursday, October 21, 2021

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SEC

SEC Obtains Emergency Relief Against New York Real Estate Developer Charged with EB-5 Securities...

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it filed an emergency action and obtained an asset freeze, among other relief, against Richard Xia (aka Yi Xia) and his company
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

CONSUMER ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERTS NEW YORKERS ABOUT...

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The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection today alerted consumers about real estate and rental scams, in which scammers work to steal prospective tenants’ money when they are looking to rent a home or an apartment. Rental scams are executed by criminals in a variety of ways, but the goal is the same: bilk potential tenants out of as much money as possible.
DOE

DOE Sets 2025 Community Solar Target to Power 5 Million Homes

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a new National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) target: to enable community solar systems to power the equivalent of five million households by 2025 and create $1 billion in energy bill

WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO SELLS FOR $4.1 MILLION AT...

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New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito today announced the sale of the Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building at public auction for $4.1 million to Douglas Development, whose founder and president, Douglas Jemal, stated he is considering developing the property as a hotel.

NYPA and OGS Begin Comprehensive Energy Audit of Empire State Plaza

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Office of General Services (OGS) have begun a comprehensive energy audit of the Empire State Plaza as part of the state’s goal to green the plaza and for 100 percent of the electric generation in the state to be renewable energy by 2040. Ramboll

Wyden Announces New Bill to End Homelessness and Ensure Affordable Housing for All

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Bill would house all children and families experiencing homelessness through Housing Choice Vouchers, expand essential services to ensure permanent housing stability, create new down payment tax credit for first-time homebuyers, and expand the production of affordable housing for low-income and middle-income families
USDOJ

Vilsack to Announce Investments in Renewable Energy Infrastructure in Communities Across the Country

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On Wednesday, September 8, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will hold a media call to announce investments in renewable energy infrastructure in rural communities across the country
U.S. Department of Commerce

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Joins NOAA at Groundbreaking Project to Rebuild Ketchikan, Alaska Port...

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves joined Federal, state and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of a NOAA project to revitalize the agency’s port
GSA

GSA Administrator Carnahan, Senator Leahy Promote Infrastructure Investments at Highgate Springs (Vt.)

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U.S. General Services Administration Administrator Robin Carnahan joined Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont) at the Highgate Springs Land Port of Entry to discuss the importance
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES OVER $171 MILLION IN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE...

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This week the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is making over $171 million available for Indian Country. This includes $95 million

OGS TO HOLD PUBLIC AUCTION FOR WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN...

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New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito today announced a public auction for the state-owned Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 7. The auction will take place on the first floor of the Mahoney Building with pre-registered bidder verification beginning at 9 a.m.
USDOJ

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in Residential Rental Properties in North Dakota

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The Department of Justice announced today that Hampton Corporation Inc. and several related individuals and entities have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that they violated
U.S. Department of Commerce

Raimondo, Shaheen, and Moran Hold Home Building Supply Chain Convening

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran met with stakeholders involved in the home building supply chain, including the lumber industry, affordable housing advocates, and the home
DOE

DOE Announces Nearly $83 Million to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Cut Consumers’ Energy...

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $82.6 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon
FEMA

FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Ford Corkscrew Fire in Washington

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Ford Corkscrew Fire burning in Stevens County, Washington. The state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance

LSC President Ronald Flagg Calls for Expanded Eviction Diversion and Right-to-Counsel Programs in Response...

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Legal Services Corporation President Ronald S. Flagg called on state and local governments this morning to expand the use of eviction diversion and housing right-to-counsel programs to more quickly and fairly distribute already appropriated emergency rental assistance funds
Mayor Muriel Bowser

DC Native and Comedy Legend Dave Chappelle Returns Home to the District

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This weekend, Emmy and Grammy Award winning screenwriter, television and film producer and actor, Dave Chappelle returns to Washington, DC. The comedy icon will appear at two notable District venues this weekend, The Anthem at The Wharf

Three Sentenced in Bank Fraud of Government Housing Assistance Program in South Carolina

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Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that three South Carolinians have been sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty to bank fraud charges in schemes that defrauded the federal government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon, Flexible Payment Options Offered

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - RealEstateRama - The New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate property tax bills, so property owners...

Business Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

South Carolina yearly closed sales up almost 15% over 2020

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its monthly statewide real estate market reports. While 9,323 homes sold across South Carolina throughout September, representing 5% fewer homes than the same time last year, the year to date statistics show South Carolina yearly closed sales up almost 15% over 2020.