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Alliance Applauds Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Paula Glover following today’s vote in the U.S. Senate to advance the bipartisan infrastructure package
ABI

Changing Real Estate Landscape, Small Business Reorganization and Great Debates Among Featured Sessions at...

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ABI’s popular Bankruptcy 2021: Views from the Bench program will take place on Sept. 24 and will feature the views of more than 20 sitting and retired bankruptcy judges during a full day
AGC

Officials to Release New Data Showing the Impacts of the Coronavirus on the United...

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On Thursday, September 2 at noon EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk will release new data showing the scope and impact of construction workforce shortages and how the ongoing coronavirus, including the Delta

Interactive Design Corporation (IDC) Unveils Award-Winning Affordable Housing Design for The Monarch Apartment Homes...

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Interactive Design Corporation (IDC), a Palm Springs-based architectural firm known for its focus on creating sustainable projects that address important social values, has unveiled the design for The Monarch Apartment Homes, a 60-unit, affordable housing community located in Palm Springs, CA.?Developed by the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC), an organization dedicated to the development of economically integrated housing

Back-to-School Drive Aids Over a Thousand Families Across the Nation

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Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow), a nonprofit organization which provides impactful resident services to rental housing communities throughout the country, donated backpacks and school supplies to 1,167 low-income families across 12 states this year. About 60% of the donations supported households living in Texas, California, and Washington.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES $2.7 BILLION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services
NAHB

Builder Confidence at 13-Month Low on Higher Material Costs, Home Prices

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Higher construction costs and supply shortages along with rising home prices pushed builder confidence to its lowest reading since July 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

July New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 27.4 Percent

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 27.4 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to June 2021, applications decreased by 4 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns

Association of Professional Builders Launches Book of “Professional Builders Secrets”

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Best Seller Publishing announces the release of "Professional Builders Secrets: How Custom Home Builders Can Sign More Contracts at Higher Margins While Delivering a Better Client Experience" by the Association of Professional Builders (APB) co-founders Russ Stephens and Sky Stephens. APB is a leading business coaching service for custom home builders globally.

OGS TO HOLD PUBLIC AUCTION FOR WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN...

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New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito today announced a public auction for the state-owned Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 7. The auction will take place on the first floor of the Mahoney Building with pre-registered bidder verification beginning at 9 a.m.
USDOJ

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in Residential Rental Properties in North Dakota

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The Department of Justice announced today that Hampton Corporation Inc. and several related individuals and entities have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that they violated
NAR

94% of Metro Areas Saw Double-Digit Price Growth in Second Quarter of 2021

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Continued low levels of housing inventory, combined with record-low mortgage rates spurring housing demand, have caused an increase in median sales prices for existing single-family homes in all but one of 183 measured markets during the second quarter
U.S. Department of Commerce

Raimondo, Shaheen, and Moran Hold Home Building Supply Chain Convening

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran met with stakeholders involved in the home building supply chain, including the lumber industry, affordable housing advocates, and the home
DOE

DOE Announces Nearly $83 Million to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Cut Consumers’ Energy...

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $82.6 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon
FEMA

FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Ford Corkscrew Fire in Washington

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Ford Corkscrew Fire burning in Stevens County, Washington. The state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance

LSC President Ronald Flagg Calls for Expanded Eviction Diversion and Right-to-Counsel Programs in Response...

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Legal Services Corporation President Ronald S. Flagg called on state and local governments this morning to expand the use of eviction diversion and housing right-to-counsel programs to more quickly and fairly distribute already appropriated emergency rental assistance funds
Mayor Muriel Bowser

DC Native and Comedy Legend Dave Chappelle Returns Home to the District

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This weekend, Emmy and Grammy Award winning screenwriter, television and film producer and actor, Dave Chappelle returns to Washington, DC. The comedy icon will appear at two notable District venues this weekend, The Anthem at The Wharf

CRL Backs Chairwoman Waters’ Legislative Package to Help Address the Affordable Housing Crisis

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House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) formally introduced three bills to help more people afford to have a roof over their head without sacrificing food, medicine, or other life necessities. The legislative package – the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021, Ending Homelessness Act of 2021, and Housing Is Infrastructure Act of 2021 
Appraisal Institute

Sandra Adomatis Elected 2022 Appraisal Institute Vice President

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Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, of Punta Gorda, Florida, was elected 2022 vice president of the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers Thursday by its Board of Directors during the Board's meeting in Orlando, Florida.
NHC

Statement by David M. Dworkin, President and CEO, National Housing Conference, on OCC rescinding...

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We commend the Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu for agreeing to rescind the OCC’s final rule on the Community Reinvestment Act, originally issued in May 2020.

Business 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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Benefits Of Landscaping

Even though most people spend the bulk of their time indoors, we are all compelled to go outside and enjoy the sights and the sounds of nature. The sun, green grass, lovely flowers, delicious scents, and animals all contribute to a calming and refreshing experience in the great outdoors. It's easy to discern the looks and smells that lawns and landscapes provide

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