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NMHC Announces Launch of New “Emerging Leaders” Program

WASHINGTON, DC - August 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Multi Housing Council today announced the formation of a new Emerging Leaders program to help cultivate future leaders in the apartment sector.

Second Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program

Washington, DC - August 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program.

LISC names MA state housing leader as Executive VP of Programs

NEW YORK, NY - July 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named Tina Brooks, undersecretary for housing and community development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as its new executive vice president for programs.

Up to $50,000 Available to Help Pay Your Mortgage

BOISE, ID - July 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Do you need help with your mortgage payments? Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) funds are available through the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) to assist qualified unemployed or ...

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF $95 MILLION FROM SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, DC - July 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the availability of $95 million to support sustainable local initiatives through the FY 2011 Regional Planning and Community Challenge Planning Grant Programs from HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. Awarded competitively, both programs work to expand housing choices, improve connections between employment centers and homes, and reduce barriers to achieving affordable, economically vital, and sustainable communities.

Sen. Brown Announces Federal Resources to Prevent Homelessness Among Cuyahoga County Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons, Inc. in Cleveland has received federal resources to prevent homelessness among at-risk Cuyahog...

CBRE ADDS STRENGTH TO MULTI-HOUSING GROUP IN JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville, FL - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) is augmenting service capabilities in Jacksonville’s multifamily investment properties market. Brian Moulder is joining the CBRE Multi-Housing Group (MHG) as a Senior Vice President, partnering with Vice Chairman, Dan Allen, and Senior Associate, Dhaval Patel. Moulder has served the southeast multifamily markets since 2003, most recently with Southeast Apartment Partners in Atlanta, GA.

News Releases HOMELESS VETERANS: Senator Murray Announces Funding for Public Housing Authorities in Washington...

Washington, D.C. - July 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Housing Appropriations Subcommittee and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced that a total of 175 housing vouchers w...

USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month

White Sulphur Springs, WV - June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rhonda Loudermilk has a smile on her face as she talks about her new heating system in her White Sulphur Springs home. Ms. Loudermilk qualified for loan funds through USDA Rural Development’s rural housing programs late last year.

VHFA ANNOUNCES NEW HOMEOWNERSHIP INCOME AND PURCHASE PRICE LIMITS

BURLINGTON, VA - June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More Vermonters will be able to purchase homes using Vermont Housing Finance Agency’s low-interest mortgages thanks to new income and purchase price limits put in place last Friday

CB Richard Ellis Achieves Major Milestone with 10,000 Attendees in BOMA BEEP Training

Los Angeles, CA - June 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) today announced that it has exceeded 10,000 attendees in the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP), a major industry milestone. That performance represents 40% of all attendees in what is recognized as the leading sustainability training program for commercial real estate professionals.

Builders Back Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today expressed support for a five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure that the federally-backed flood insurance program remains efficient and effective in protecting flood-prone properties and creates more stability in the housing market.Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Barry Rutenberg, first vice chairman of NAHB and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla., told lawmakers that because the NFIP has had to undergo a series of short-term extensions over recent years, it has created a high level of uncertainty in the program and caused severe problems for the nation’s already troubled housing markets.

Limits increased for FirstHome program income

BISMARCK, ND - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Industrial Commission of North Dakota has approved increases in the maximum income limits for the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s (NDHFA) FirstHome™ program. The homeownership program off...

HUD ISSUES 2010 ANNUAL HOMELESS ASSESSMENT REPORT TO CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC - June 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to its latest national homeless assessment, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports the number of homeless persons in the U.S. held steady between 2009 and 2010, despite the economic downturn. For the first time, HUD’s annual report reveals how the Recovery Act’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) helped to mitigate homelessness in America, assisting nearly 700,000 persons in the first year of the program

Realtor® Volunteering Works Program Announces 2011 Winners

Chicago, IL - June 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has announced the recipients of the third annual Volunteering Works program, which matches Realtors® who work on small-scale charitable efforts with mentors and awards them grant money.

17,000 homeless and at risk veterans to benefit from more than $28 million in...

WASHINGTON, DC - June 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced 122 grants totaling more than $28 million to provide approximately 17,000 veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers.

JACKLYN SANTERRE PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

BURLINGTON VT - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Jacklyn Santerre of Colchester has been promoted from Assistant Director of Homeownership Programs to Director of Home...

HUD Awards $3.4 Million To Assist 22 Homeless Programs In Alaska Part Of Administration...

ANCHORAGE, AK - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $3,420,701 in Continuum of Care renewal grants to support 22 local homeless providers across Alaska in the c...

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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.