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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Urges Federal Bureau of Prisons Not to Relocate 30-40 Hope Village Residents Outside...

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After learning that 30-40 District of Columbia at Hope Village, the men’s halfway house in the District of Columbia, may be sent to a halfway house in Baltimore after Hope Village’s contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) expires this week
CSBS

FHFA Mortgage Servicer Plan Only a First Step

National
"FHFA’s commitment to provide partial support to GSE mortgage servicers during this unimaginable national challenge is an important step, but only a first step. Additional efforts are needed to ensure servicers are able to provide the support to consumers promised by Congress.
NHC

NHC joins organizations to call for a suspension of federal rulemaking procedures during the...

National
NHC joined a diverse coalition of organizations in housing and community development to call for federal regulatory agencies to temporarily suspend housing-related rulemaking procedures
NAHB

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Drops Significantly in First Quarter on Coronavirus...

National
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped 30 points to 38 in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing
AGC

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DECLINES IN MARCH AS PANDEMIC HALTS PROJECTS; GROUP WARNS LOAN THREATS...

National
Treasury Department's Recent Changes to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guidance Are Making It Even Harder for Firms to Maintain Jobs Amid Declining Private-Sector Demand
NLCHP

CDC’s Prescription: Individual Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 and Beyond

National
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their official guidance on COVID-19 to include sheltered homeless populations, stating, “Depending on resources and staff
MBA

MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Purchasing Qualified Loans in Forbearance

National
MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on purchasing qualified loans in forbearance.
NAR

A Quarter of Realtors® This Week Report Homes Coming Under Contract Without Buyers First...

National
A quarter of Realtors® with clients putting contracts on homes this week had at least one do so without physically seeing the property, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America provides $4.78 million in grants to 239 nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

National
NeighborWorks America today announced that the organization awarded $4.78 million in emergency flexible grants to 239 nonprofits to help continue their vital services to the people
CHA

Bingo! Altgeld Gardens seniors don’t let COVID-19 stop game day

National
Seniors at Altgeld Gardens aren’t letting COVID-19 and the Stay at Home order keep them from their weekly bingo games, thanks to the creative thinking of Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN 99 METRO AREAS IN MARCH FROM 2019 AS INDUSTRY OFFICIALS...

National
Laredo, Texas and Lake Charles, La. Have Largest Construction Job Losses While Lewiston, Idaho-Wash. And Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas Add the Most Jobs; Association Survey Indicates Losses
NAR

Home Sales Increase Year-Over-Year Despite Expected Monthly March Sales Decline Due to Impact of...

National
Existing-home sales fell in March following a February that saw significant nationwide gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions reported a dip
Appraisal Institute

Appraisers Can Help Courts, IRS Navigate Conservation Easements, New Book Says

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Governmental and judicial entities' expanded oversight of the real estate appraisal process makes it imperative that those involved in valuing easement-encumbered properties demonstrate their competence to the Internal Revenue Service and the courts
MBA

MBA Opens Doors Foundation Surpasses Milestone of Helping 5,000 Families

National
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced that it has helped more than 5,000 families with mortgage and rental assistance since the launch of the Foundation's Home Grant Program in 2012.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $130 MILLION TO REVITALIZE FOUR NEIGHBORHOODS

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced four communities across the country will receive a combined $130 million to redevelop severely distressed public housing and to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.
MBA

MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Advance Obligation Limits for Loans in Forbearance

National
MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on advance obligation limits
AGC

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM IS ALLOWING CONSTRUCTION FIRMS TO ADD AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES DESPITE DECLINING...

National
Nearly Half of Firms Have Received Loans, But Growing Number of Project Cancellations, Delays and Delivery Problems Imperil Industry; Association Leaders Call for Immediate...
Reduce your Water Bill

Ways to Reduce your Water Bill

National
Some essentials are indispensable, and no matter how annoyingly expensive they are, that still makes it impossible to live without them.  Water is one of those things that you can't afford to cut down or quit on regardless of who you are, where you live, and what you do. Unfortunately
MBA

MISMO® Announces Certification Program for Remote Online Notarization

National
MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced a new Remote Online Notarization (RON) certification program for RON providers and mortgage industry participants.

SIGTARP RECOMMENDS TREASURY PUT TO BETTER USE UNSPENT FUNDS IN TARP TO ENHANCE EXISTING...

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The Hardest Hit Fund is a TARP program that is still open today – a program that has traditionally provided mortgage assistance for unemployed homeowners. As unemployment improved, Treasury

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

1031 Exchange

An Overview of the 1031 Exchange

The United States Internal Revenue Code is a portion of the federal statutory tax laws which is published in different volumes of the United States Statutes at Large. It is separated as Title 26 of the code and it covers taxes, its procedures, and administration.