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Wyden, Cantwell Introduce Affordable Housing Legislation

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Bill would provide emergency relief in response to pandemic, economic crisis Washington, D.C. - RealEstateRama – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator...

Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of...

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 7301, the Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020, critical legislation
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DOI Signs Agreement with USDA to Increase Investment in Infrastructure on Federal and Tribal...

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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) forged a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by signing the National Programmatic Agreement among.
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HUD CHARGES ATLANTA HOUSING PROVIDERS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A MOTHER AND HER CHILD WITH...

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has charged the owners of an Atlanta, Georgia, apartment complex and its property manager with discrimination
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces Financing to Preserve 102 Affordable Homes

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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has closed several loans from the Oramenta Newsome Predevelopment Loan Program, which offers nonprofit developers and housing cooperatives

Public Notice: Surplus property for sale to non-profits then general public

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New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020, declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations and allowing for the sale of these items to non-profit organizations before being sold by online public auction.
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Statement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Announcement of the Re-Proposed Capital Rule...

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.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today following the announcement of the Re-Proposed Capital Rule for the Enterprises by the Federal Housing Finance Agency:

MASSIVE SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PLANNED FOR LA PAZ COUNTY

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At the Yavapai County Courthouse today, Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt was joined by Congressman Paul Gosar, La Paz County Supervisor Holly Irwin, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona State Director Ray Suazo and other public and private representatives to announce the conveyance of approximately 5,900 acres of public lands to La Paz County in western Arizona.
EPA

Prevent Lung Cancer: Test Your Home for Radon

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This National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. Make 2020 a healthier, safer new year by testing your home
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FTC Expands Its Case Against Zurixx Real Estate Seminar Scheme

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The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Utah have amended their complaint against the operators of the Zurixx real estate seminar scheme, adding new charges that the defendants violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal Housing Administration Announces Guidance for Insuring Single Family Home Mortgages in Forbearance

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a new, temporary policy that provides guidance for lenders to obtain FHA insurance endorsements on mortgages where the borrower

Wyden Outlines Affordable Housing Priorities For Next COVID-19 Relief Package

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Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today outlined policies to preserve and expand affordable housing that he will push to include in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ALLOCATES MORE THAN $75 MILLION IN FOURTH WAVE OF CARES ACT FUNDING TO...

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, supporting up to 8,300
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HUD APPROVES $80,000 SETTLEMENT RESOLVING CLAIMS OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AT PENNSYLVANIA APARTMENT COMPLEX

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement among the Housing Equity Center of PA and two residents
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VA encourages donations to help homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness during...

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access
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VA, multiple agencies launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance website for Americans impacted by...

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To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today
DOI

Share Interior Approves Plan for the Largest Solar Project in U.S. History

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The Trump Administration remains committed to its America First, all of the above approach to domestic energy production as the Department of the Interior (Department) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

BLM TO HOLD PUBLIC PRE-APPLICATION MEETING ON SHIPROCK SOLAR PROPOSAL IN FARMINGTON

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The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to participate in an informational pre-application virtual workshop for the Shiprock Solar Project on May 27, from 6 - 8 p.m. The proposed project area encompasses 1,980 acres of BLM-administered public lands and 555 acres of private lands that are located approximately 4 miles north of Waterflow, N.M.

HOMELAND SECURITY, TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE LEADERS URGE DOT & DHS ESTABLISH AN AVIATION...

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Leaders of the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to urge them to establish an interagency working group to develop robust
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WHITEHOUSE PROPOSES BILL TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN NURSING HOMES

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With nursing homes in Rhode Island and across the country working hard to keep residents and staff safe amid the ongoing pandemic, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are proposing a bill that would provide $20 billion to help states

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GSA’s Proving Ground Program Selects Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Solutions for Evaluation

The U.S. General Services Administration’s Proving Ground (GPG) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's High Impact Technology Catalyst (HIT) program has selected four Grid-interactive Efficient Building (GEB) solutions for testing in GSA facilities.