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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.
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
AGC

PASSAGE OF PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS WILL SAVE MANY CONSTRUCTION JOBS AND PROTECT CONSTRUCTION...

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With Needed Improvements to the Vital Survival Program Complete, Construction Official Urges Congress and the President

Preserving the Past While Building the Future

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Glancing at a modern city skyline, it's apparent many if not most of the buildings are less than half a century old. Upon closer inspection, older buildings can be seen as well. In a city like New York, the old mixes with the new in dramatic fashion; the 90-year-old Empire State Building dominates the sky alongside five-year-old 432 Park Avenue.

Advocates Condemn Rent-a-Bank Rule that Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans; Call on Congress to Pass...

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Consumer advocates slammed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its final rule issued today that encourages online non-bank lenders to launder their loans through banks so they can offer high-cost triple-digit loans in states where such loans are illegal.

Senator Troy Singleton and Advocates Introduce NJ Clean Energy Equity Act

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Justice, solar and community advocates joined Senator Troy Singleton in introducing the NJ Clean Energy Equity Act, S. 2484, to help low-income New Jersey families benefit from solar, storage and energy efficiency. The bill is the first step in implementing the New Jersey Equitable and Resilient Solar + Storage Policy Roadmap
AGC

NEW ANALYSIS FINDS COMPOSITE PLANS WOULD HAVE FARED BETTER DURING THE CORONAVIRUS THAN TRADITIONAL...

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A new study released today finds that composite retirement plans would have fared better during the coronavirus pandemic and related market declines than traditional defined-benefit multi-employer plans, allowing participants to receive higher benefits
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SHRINKS 2.9 PERCENT IN APRIL AS PUBLIC AGENCIES, PRIVATE OWNERS HALT WORK;...

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New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus

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.
NAHB

In a Positive Sign New Home Sales Hold Steady in April

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n a sign that the housing market is stabilizing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 623,000 units in April
AGC

HOUSE-PASSED BILL MAKING NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS TO PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM WILL ALLOW CONSTRUCTION FIRMS TO...

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Construction Official Urges Senate and White House to Quickly Pass and Sign Into Law the Paycheck Protection Program
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
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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
Hot Housing Market War

The Ultimate Real Estate Guide: Tips for Winning A Hot Housing Market War

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The real estate housing market is hot in most parts of the country. Demand is up, prices are down, In some hot areas, homes...
NLCHP

California Introduces First-in-the-Nation Amendment to Recognize Housing as a Human Right

California
California became the first state in the country to officially propose amending their constitution to recognize the human right to housing. President Franklin Roosevelt first proposed
VA

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
Randy Tsuda

Celebrating 50 Years, Nonprofit Developer Palo Alto Housing Changes Name to Alta Housing

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Palo Alto Housing (PAH), a community-based, nonprofit developer and manager of high-quality, low- and moderate-income housing, announced today that the organization has changed its name to Alta Housing as it celebrates its 50
Appraisal Institute

Landscaping Can Have Major Impact on Property Values: Appraisal Institute

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he Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners that improving their property’s landscaping can result in a significant return on investment when selling the home
HUD InspectorGeneral

Guaranteed Rate to Pay $15 Million to Resolve Allegations it Knowingly Caused False Claims...

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Guaranteed Rate, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $15.06 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) by knowingly

HOUSE DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR STRONGER SECURITY MEASURES IN NURSING HOMES AMID COVID-19

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This week, as nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country continue to be ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) leadership took steps to promote maximum safety for nursing home residents

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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.