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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.
VA

VA to award more than $400 million in grants to end Veteran homelessness

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states
NLCHP

HUD Rules Promote Discrimination, Undermine Equality

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Late last week, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced two rule changes to undo previous anti-discrimination rules for housing and homeless shelters.
NAR

National Association of Realtors® Launches Exhibit Celebrating Innovative Solution to Veteran Homelessness

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In honor of the 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Havas Chicago are working together to celebrate the impact of each winner
VA

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

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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
VA

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
NLCHP

Homeless Plaintiffs Seek Emergency Federal Court Order to Stop Towing and Impoundment of Vehicle...

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People living in vehicles in the City of San Diego—many with disabilities that increase the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19—seek an emergency court order preventing the City
NLCHP

CARES Act Provides Some COVID-19 Protections For Homeless Populations, But There Is More To...

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The House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, ensuring—amongst other provisions—that our unhoused neighbors are protected and that those at risk of becoming homeless are safe.

Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Families from Financial Devastation

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The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) joined with sixteen leading, civil rights, consumer, housing and labor groups in sending a letter to Congress with specific financial services policy proposals that help address the needs of families most at risk from the impending economic collapse.
NLCHP

CDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations

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Late Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued official guidance stating, “Unless individual housing units are available, do not clear encampments during community spread of COVID-19.”
NLCHP

Representatives Introduce Housing is a Human Right Act of 2020

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U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Housing is a Human Right Act of 2020. The bill, co-sponsored by Representative Grace Meng (NY-06), aims to “address and end root causes of homelessness
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS OVER $118 MILLION TO LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced over $118 million in grants to support local homeless assistance programs across the country
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $1.1 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING...

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced an additional $1.1 million in funding for HUD's new Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

RAYSOR FAMILY SHARES STORY OF OVERCOMING HOMELESSNESS AS PART OF ‘HUMANS OF HUD’ SERIES

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today introduced the latest story in the “Humans of HUD” campaign, which features photos and videos depicting stories
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Celebrates DC Family of Six Receiving Stable Housing Through Annual “A Home...

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Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the Gonzalez family as they moved into their permanent home as part of the District’s “A Home for the Holidays” campaign. This celebration marks week three of the Mayor’s 2019-2020 A Home for the Holidays campaign
Mercy Housing

More Affordable Housing Coming to the Bronx as City Faces Historic Homelessness Rates

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Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is working with Community Access (CA) to help create homes for the most vulnerable population in one of the highest cost cities in the county.
NLCHP

White House Policy on Homelessness Based on Politics, Not Public Safety or Health

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Last Friday, the White House removed the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Matthew Doherty, raising concerns that it plans to move forward with a political
Enterprise Community Partners

Nonprofit developer CPDC, Enterprise, and Bank of America team up with government and for-profit...

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Washington, D.C.’s affordable housing industry is well known for collaborative financing projects. However, the latest preservation project at Randle Hill Apartments
NLCHP

Mega-Tents Do Not Solve Homelessness, Or Excuse Sweeps

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On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ignored the voices of countless Austin residents when he ordered the displacement of homeless people living under Texas
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING OUT...

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out

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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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Why You Should Use a Realtor to Buy and Sell Your...

We’ve all seen the For Sale By Owner signs, and even the websites.  “Wow,” you might think to yourself. “That sounds like a great way to save on the realtor’s commission and up my profit.”  or “Hey, if I buy straight from the owner, it will cut out all the extra stuff and make the process easier and cheaper.”  You may want to think again.