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Community Organizations to Hold Reinvestment Summit in Baltimore

On Monday, September 28 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in Baltimore on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Maryland. The Maryland Reinvestment Summit will feature keynote addresses by U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings and Benjamin Jealous, Partner at Kapor Capital.

Chairman Becerra On The President’s Clean Power Plan: Embrace Change, Employ Smart, Bold Initiatives

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his Clean Power Plan as a step towards ensuring the nation embraces sustainable wind and solar energy and cuts harmful greenhouse gas emissions

Congressman Al Green’s Homes for Heroes Act of 2015 Overwhelmingly Passes the House of...

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, by a vote of 412 to 1, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 251, the Homes for Heroes Act of 2015, which aims to prevent low-income veterans and their families from becoming homeless. This legislation specifically establishes a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs and requires an annual report on veterans’ homelessness be submitted to Congress.

Congressman Carney Announces Legislation To Expand Affordable Housing Options

This morning, Congressman John Carney (D-DE) visited Liberty Court Apartments in Dover to announce new legislation to improve affordable housing options. The Housing Assistance Reform Act would increase housing options for low-income Americans and help...

Rick Fedrizzi to Step Down as USGBC’s CEO End of 2016

USGBC announced today that Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary founder of USGBC and CEO since 2003, will not seek renewal of his contract as USGBC’s CEO at the end of 2016, paving the way for an organizational leadership transition in 2017.??

Chairman Becerra: No More Stopgaps, Pass A Long Term Highway Bill

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting against legislation (H.R. 2353) that fails to secure long-term funding for our nation’s aging infrastructure

Investments In Working Americans Are Key To Continued Growth

Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the economy had added 223,000 jobs in April

Congressman Charlie Dent Helps Celebrate $320,000 Affordable Housing Grant

Congressman Charlie Dent (R-Pa. 15th Dist.) was the special guest speaker for a ceremony today to present a $320,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to Valley Housing Development Corporation for a project in Bethlehem. The project, The Mills, will benefit low-income, elderly and other special needs persons by providing quality affordable housing

Stivers’ legislation to boost housing market passes out of the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) today announced the recent passage of H.R. 3584 – the Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act – out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Stivers introduced the bipartisan legislation with Democrat co-sponsor Joyce Beatty (D-OH) to provide regulatory relief for small, community-based enterprises in an effort to boost the housing market.

Cramer Introduces Legislation to Protect Native American Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Kevin Cramer introduced legislation to create uniform standards for the placement of Native American children into foster homes. The Native American Children’s Safety Act finally implements an across-the-board minimum protection for children placed in foster care under the direction of a tribal court. Senator John Hoeven has introduced the legislation in the Senate.

Cohen Announces $350k Housing Grants for Memphis-area Homeless Veterans

MEMPHIS, TN - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that HUD will provide $358,506 in grants to the Memphis VA Medical Center to offer permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans.

Congressman Gregory Meeks Hosts Town Halls on Sandy Disaster Recovery

New York, NY - May 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Get the facts on how to apply for the NYC and NYS Community Block Grant housing recovery assistance. Presentations by officials from the Mayor's Housing and Recovery Operations and NYS Homes and Communi...

McNerney Calls On the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Keep Sacramento...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton), joined by Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Congressman John Garamendi, and Congressman Ami Bera, called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H...

Congressman Fattah Helps Award $960,000 in Affordable Housing Grants: Projects in several city neighborhoods...

Philadelphia, PA - March 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-2) announced today that sponsors of affordable housing developments across the city will receive a total of $960,000 in grant money to help them complete their projects

Clay Announces $8.4 Million Renewal of HUD Continuum of Care Grants to Combat...

WASHINGTON, DC - March 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $8.4 million in grant renewals to twelve community-based nonpro...

FORT WORTH HOUSING AUTHORITY IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 33 RECEIVES OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING...

Fort Worth - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) announced the awarding of over $500,000 federal funds to the Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA). The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $250,000 in Emergency Capital Funds to FWHA, which will be used to improve the safety and security at Butler Place Public Housing Community. Another $269,856 will go to the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program that assists families with supportive services.

FORT WORTH HOUSING AUTHORITY IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 33 RECEIVES OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING...

Fort Worth, TX - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) announced the awarding of over $500,000 federal funds to the Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA). The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $250,...

Rep. Bishop and Rep. Kind Introduce Bipartisan Federal Asset Inventory Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act [H.R. 916]. The bill requires the Department of Interior (DOI) to conduc...

Mica Hearing Hammers Vacant Federal Properties: Billions Lost as Miami Courthouse Molds

Washington, DC - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John L. Mica (Winter Park, FL), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, today took on GSA’s failure to dispose of vacant federal b...

Andrews Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Speed Short Sales, Boost New Jersey Housing Market

Washington, D.C. - March 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Rob Andrews (NJ-01) and U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today introduced a bipartisan plan to spur growth in the housing market and prevent unnecessary foreclosures

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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.

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NAR

Pending Home Sales Falter 2.2% in September

Pending home sales experienced a minor decline in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. While all four major U.S. regions recorded notable year-over-year increases