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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
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.
AGC

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

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

NAREB announces its 2020 Spring Policy Web Conference

National
With the 2020 election cycle in its sites and while in the midst of a global pandemic, NAREB fully realizes and understands the importance of maintaining collaboration and conversation with every level of Government at this critical point in time by hosting the NAREB 2020 Spring Policy Web Conference on May 20 – May 22, 2020.

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

National
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

National
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

National Fair Housing Alliance Sues Assisted Living Facilities for Violating Rights of Deaf People

National
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) yesterday sued eight companies that operate 16 assisted living facilities in the Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe metro areas. The lawsuit alleges the companies discriminated against prospective elderly residents who have been deaf since
AGC

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

National
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;...

National
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
NAR

Home Improvement Projects Are Worth Cost and Time, Says Realtor® Survey

National
Homeowners who decide to undergo a home improvement project, whether it be interior or exterior modifications, often find that the task was worth the investment and time, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, with insights from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
NAHB

In a Positive Sign New Home Sales Hold Steady in April

National
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
NAHB

COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns Cause Weakening in Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence in First Quarter

National
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened significantly in the first quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.36%

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.16% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.36% as of May 17, 2020
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
Appraisal Institute

Landscaping Can Have Major Impact on Property Values: Appraisal Institute

National
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
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.16%

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest  Forbearance and Call Volume Survey  revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 7.91% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week
MBA

MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Refinance and Home Purchase Eligibility for Homeowners in...

National
MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on refinance and home purchase
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 7.91%

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 7.54% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.91%
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Dean Mon on Bill to Provide More Access to SBA...

National
Dean Mon, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Shrewsbury, N.J., today issued the following statement on House legislation that would expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program
CHA

CHA helps preserve affordable senior housing at Levy House in Rogers Park

National
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners approved commitments today that will preserve affordable housing for low-income seniors in the Rogers Park community
NAHB

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain Following Last Month’s Historic Drop

National
In a signal that the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing and gradually moving forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased seven points to 37 in May

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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.