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DOE

JUMP into STEM Launches Three New Challenges for Building Energy Efficiency

National
JUMP into STEM, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) online building energy-efficiency competition, is entering its third year with three new concurrent challenges open to university student submissions starting August 3, 2020.
FEMA

FEMA Approves Over $16 Million in Additional Funds for 88 Recovery Projects

National
In the face of recent weather disturbances, FEMA along with Puerto Rico's Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, approved over $16 million in additional grants for repairs after Hurricane María.
FEMA

Readiness Builds Resilience for People with Disabilities

National
All residents should prepare to be self-sufficient in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane and take steps to protect their property. Those with disabilities and others with access

Grassley Lauds Presidential Announcement of Additional Funding, Testing Requirements for Nursing Homes

National
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s recently announced requirement for weekly testing of nursing home staffers and disbursement of an additional $5 billion in funding to these facilities.

Senators Moran, Tester & Tillis Introduce Bill to Expand VA Home Loans for National...

National
U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced bicameral legislation to expand VA home loan benefits to National Guard & Reserve members by crediting service under federal Title 32 orders of the United States Code (U.S.C.) toward home loan eligibility requirements
VA

VA expands funding for emergency response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness...

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance the department’s emergency relief response
FEMA

President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Texas

Texas
FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Hanna from July 25, 2020, and continuing

Pelosi Statement on Trump Roll Back of Fair Housing Rule

National
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration revoked the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule designed to fight racial discrimination in housing. “The Trump Administration’s elimination of the fair housing rule is a betrayal of our nation’s founding values of equality and opportunity for all.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

SECRETARY CARSON TERMINATES 2015 AFFH RULE

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the Department will ultimately terminate the Obama Administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation issued in 2015
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER MOBILITY DEMONSTRATION

National
Secretary Ben Carson announced HUD’s new “Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration,” which aims to measure the impact of housing choice upon the economic condition of low-income families. Secretary Carson made the announcement
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES STREAMLINED SINGLE FAMILY SERVICING POLICIES

National
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published proposed revisions to its Single Family servicing policies that are designed to remove unnecessary barriers for homeowners

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES DEMANDS ANSWERS ON WRONGFUL ELDERLY EVICTIONS AMID COVID-19...

National
Over a week has passed since disturbing reports emerged of thousands of vulnerable older Americans being wrongfully discharged from nursing homes across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to continued CMS and HHS inaction to stop these evictions, today, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging
FEMA

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Numbers Fire

California
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combating the Numbers Fire burning in Douglas County.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Funds 10 Projects to Build and Preserve 940 Affordable Homes

National
Mayor Bowser announced the selection of 10 projects that will produce and preserve 940 affordable homes and more than 300 market rate homes. The affordable housing projects are being funded primarily through a $66 million investment
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Thanks Van Hollen, Carper for Filing Amendment to Give D.C. Mayor Control Over...

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Carper (D-DE) for filing an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is considering
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Opposes Large Parking Garage at Union Station, Calls on House Appropriators to Instruct...

National
WASHINGTON, D.C. - RealEstateRama – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today wrote a letter to Chairman David E. Price and Ranking Member Mario Diaz-Balart on the...

FEMP Issues Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Federal Energy and Water Infrastructure

National
On June 29, 2020, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a Federal Agency Call (FAC) on EERE Exchange titled

Wyden, Cantwell Introduce Affordable Housing Legislation

National
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...

National
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
USDA

DOI Signs Agreement with USDA to Increase Investment in Infrastructure on Federal and Tribal...

National
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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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.

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AGC

ONLY EIGHT STATES TOP FEBRUARY PEAK IN CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DESPITE GAINS...

California and Vermont Post Worst Losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota Add the Most; Illinois and Iowa Have Worst One-Month Job Losses, While New York and Vermont Post