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NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America honors top change makers with award

National
As many communities of color continue to struggle to build generational wealth and cope with the ramifications of a lack thereof, one leader is helping reclaim land for Black families and correct past wrongs.
NAR

NAR Study Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Biggest Obstacle to Home Buying

National
The lack of affordable homes is the top obstacle holding back potential home buyers of all races, but other obstacles to homeownership varied by race/ethnicity according to a new report released today by the National Association

Kansas Housing Launches Mortgage Relief Program

National
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) launched the Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), providing mortgage and utility assistance to Kansas households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Capital Impact Partners

Breaking Down Racial Barriers in Dallas: Capital Impact Partners Expands Program for Real Estate...

National
Dallas becomes the fourth region for Capital Impact Partners’ Equitable Development Initiative, which helps developers of color overcome systemic issues and lead affordable real estate projects
Mercy Housing

Mile High United Way Early Childhood Education Center Breaks Ground Alongside Affordable Apartments On...

National
The Groundbreaking Celebrates and Demonstrates How Cities, Counties and Communities Can Work Together to Serve Families in Denver
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IN MARCH EXCEEDS PRE-PANDEMIC PEAK LEVEL IN 32 STATES AS RECORD...

National
Utah Has Strongest Gains Since February 2020, While New York Has Worst Declines; California, South Dakota Top Lists
AGC

INPUT PRICES FOR NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION CLIMB 21 PERCENT BETWEEN MARCH 2021 AND MARCH 2022;...

National
Diesel Fuel Prices Spiked 64 Percent, While Aluminum and Steel Mill Product Prices Rose by 43 Percent From a Year Earlier

NAREB CELEBRATES ‘REALIST PILLARS OF CHANGE WEEK’

National
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) celebrated “REALIST Pillars of Change Week,” honoring the work of its 90 local chapters in 33 states that collaboratively strive to overcome structural barriers that can prevent Black families from purchasing homes in communities across the country.
AGC

CHOATE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BY NATIONAL...

National
Choate Construction Company was recognized for having the nation's best construction safety and wellness plan in 2021

NAR Asks Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Lawsuits When Making Floor Plans of...

National
The National Association of Realtors® today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to protect American consumers from a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Court's ruling misrepresents federal law and would invalidate decades of legal precedent by allowing copyright infringement lawsuits to be filed against homeowners who make or display floor plans of their own homes.

National Fair Housing Alliance Statement Following Vote Sending Historic Slate of Nominees to the...

National
In response to the Senate Banking Committee’s vote to advance an historic slate of nominees to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Nikitra Bailey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following statement

GCAAR housing stats | February ’22

National
The median sold price for residential properties in the region for February was $560,620, representing an increase of 3.9% compared to last month and an increase of 2.9% from Feb 2021. The average days on market for units sold in February was 30 days, 20% below the 5-year February average of 37 days.
NHC

National Housing Conference statement on the report of the Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity...

National
The National Housing Conference commends the work of the Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Task Force

Inflation and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Expected to Take Toll on U.S. Economy and...

National
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and its implications for the global economy, has added to growing inflation pressures and ongoing supply chain difficulties as monetary policy tightening begins, according to the March 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

Canada Green Building Council to oversee LEED certification in Canada

National
The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), announced that, effective immediately, CAGBC will provide direct oversight of LEED™ green building
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International and 84 U.S. Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from...

National
Habitat for Humanity International along with 84 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations has received $436 million in unrestricted

Sunrise Movement Endorses GND Champions in PA and NC, Building Long Term Infrastructure

National
Coming off of Greg Casar's win and Jessica Cisneros's advance to the runoff in Texas, Sunrise is using this momentum to make its second round of House endorsements, endorsing Green New Deal champions Summer Lee (PA-12), Nida Allam (NC-04), and Erica Smith (NC-01).
AGC

Construction Industry’s Charitable Group, AGC Charities, Names Group as Its AGC in the Community...

National
Detroit-based Sachse Construction was awarded for performing some of the construction industry's best charitable work in 2021.
AGC

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY’S STEM TEACHING AND LEARNING FACILITY NAMED BEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT OF 2021...

National
Granger Construction Company Wins the Build America Grand Award as Well as Top Prize for the Best Construction Management Renovation Project Under $99 Million
NAHB

New Home Sales Soften in February on Higher Mortgage Rates and Construction Costs

National
Higher mortgage rates and construction costs pushed new home sales lower in February even as demand remains solid due to a lack of existing home inventory.

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

Atlanta REALTOR® Wins National Award

The National Association of Realtors® last week presented Ennis Antoine with a Meritorious Service Award for his legislative and regulatory accomplishments as one of NAR's Federal Political Coordinators. During each Congressional term, NAR selects 535 FPCs to serve as a conduit between Members of Congress and his or her respective real estate market.