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National Fair Housing Alliance Settles Housing Discrimination Case with Evolve, LLC

National
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) announced a settlement agreement with Evolve, LLC (“Evolve”), a privately-owned development company that owns and manages multi-family properties in Washington, D.C. The terms of the agreement, which include adopting an affirmative non-discrimination policy
CHA

CHA Board approves $22 million for development that will provide affordable housing and community...

National
The Chicago Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the investment of 27 Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) to create additional affordable housing opportunities for families

10 Ways to Be the Neighbor Everyone Likes in a CNMI Condo Community

National
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has one of the smallest land areas among the polities in the Pacific. With limited land available, condominiums are increasingly becoming more popular as a housing option for residents. High-rise structures make effective use of vertical space and thus provide housing for a greater portion of the population.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Urges Swift Passage of Appraisal Portal Legislation

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The nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers this month sent a letter urging swift passage of the Portal for Appraisal Licensing Act of 2020 in the 116th Congress, which would amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery

Hunt Capital Partners Launches Scholarship for the University of Southern California Ross Minority Program...

National
Hunt Capital Partners, (HCP), a national syndicator of Federal and State Low-Income Housing, Historic, and Solar Tax Credits, announced today a financial commitment to the University of Southern California’s Stan and Marilyn Ross Minority Program
NAHB

Single-Family Starts and Permits Post Double-Digit Gains in June

National
 Led by solid single-family production, total housing starts increased 17.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing
NAHB

NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers, Members on Home Performance, Sustainability

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Association of Realtors® on Tuesday launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing
AGC

FINAL NEPA RULE WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE, REINVIGORATE THE ECONOMY AND...

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Administration's Final Reforms to the Federal Environmental Review Process Fix Problems with Prior Process, Maintain Environmental Rigor, and Accelerate Needed Infrastructure
Habitat

UN High-Level Political Forum: Habitat urges world leaders to prioritize adequate housing for all...

National
As United Nations member states hold their annual meeting to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, Habitat for Humanity is calling on world leaders to assure COVID-19
Petrographic Analysis

Petrographic Analysis: What Does it Mean for Concrete?

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Petrographic analysis is performed on geological materials like mortars, stones, and concrete. Broadly speaking, this method of testing can determine the chemical and physical features of the geological material

Most U.S. Hazardous Waste Sites in Close Proximity to Federally Funded Housing

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An estimated 77,000 people who live in federally assisted housing across the United States are at risk of being poisoned by dangerous toxic contamination and the federal government has been aware of this hazard for years but taken no action, according to a new report released today by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Earthjustice
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
ABC National

ABC Cancels Convention 2020

National
uly 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the cancellation of ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which includes the National Craft Championships
SAFETY OF WORKERS AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

HOW TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF WORKERS AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

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The construction industry is a dangerous business around the world, and the workers put their lives on the line when they shoulder this work. Dealing with bricks and walls using heavy machinery, and occasionally facing firepower in demolishing
DC Department of Housing and Community Development

Mayor Bowser Closes Deal on Long-Awaited New Housing Community in Fort Totten Neighborhood

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), announced the closing of financing on Riggs Place Park in Ward 4,
AARP

In Testimony, AARP Urges Immediate Action to Address COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

National
AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy testified on behalf of AARP, its 38 million members and their families at the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International statement on Habitat Edmonton

National
Adrienne Goolsby, Habitat for Humanity International’s senior vice president, U.S. and Canada, issued the following statement regarding an ongoing dispute between Habitat for Humanity Edmonton and families
The-Hoyt-Organization

USC Lusk Center For Real Estate Funds 10 Research Projects That Will Explore Housing...

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The University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate, a nationally-renowned real estate research center, has announced full or partial funding for 10 research proposals related to real estate and urban issues.

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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

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.