WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Energy Department on August 20 announced a new partnership between its Challenge Home program and the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) on a voluntary certification process for energy-efficient homes. The partnership will streamline certifications for homes that can offset most or all of their utility bills with a small renewable energy system. These homes are referred to as "zero net-energy ready" homes. Home builders participating in these certification programs gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with homes featuring energy savings, among other benefits.
WASHINGTON, DC - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the State of Maine $10,581,799 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)...
WASHINGTON, DC - November 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Housing Conference, known as the united voice for housing, voiced strong support for the HOME Investment Partnerships program, which is under scrutiny by the House Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity and the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. NHC Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Ethan Handelman said the federal block grant program provides critical funding for state and local governments to create affordable housing for low-income families.
WASHINGTON, DC - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is recognizing 14 State and local governments with its coveted "Door Knocker Award" for their outstanding work in producing affordable housing. From creating a stable living environment for those with disabilities to providing rental assistance to homeless veterans, each community represents a model for developing innovative housing solutions to meet their specific needs. Read a summary for each Door Knocker Award winner.