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New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; takes additional bill...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides...

Governor Wolf Announces Funding for Redevelopment of Crane Iron Works Site in Lehigh County

Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the redevelopment of the former Crane Iron Works site located in Catasauqua, Lehigh County. The more than 12-acre property will be developed into a mix of commercial, residential, and public uses.

MAYOR DE BLASIO AND COUNCIL MEMBER RODRIGUEZ CELEBRATE CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE INWOOD...

The de Blasio Administration and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today celebrated the City Council’s approval of the Inwood neighborhood rezoning, the City’s plan to ensure Inwood remains an affordable, attractive neighborhood for working and immigrant families.

MacArthur Statement on Puerto Rico’s Decision to Increase Minimum Wage for Construction Workers

Toms River, New Jersey—Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement on the Puerto Rican governor's decision to increase minimum wage for Puerto Rican construction workers and require the use of project labor agreements in governemnt-funded constuction projects

The Number of Massachusetts Homes Put Under Agreement Went Up in July

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in the month of July experienced double-digit percent increases over the same time last year. The median price for pending home sales remained above the $400,000 for the third straight month. July's Hot Topic' question found that the vast majority of Realtors® reported that their clients are concerned about finding a home to buy after they sell.

Diaz-Balart Works with HUD Secretary Carson, Local Officials to End Veteran Homelessness in Miami-Dade...

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson were joined by U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty, HUD Region IV Administrator Denise Clevela...

Torres, Poe Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Homeowners Prepare for Natural Disasters

With the 2018 hurricane and wildfire season underway, the Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act would provide homeowners with loans to better plan for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and landslides. U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Ted Poe...

For CHA kids, it’s “Back to School” at Brookfield Zoo for sixth year in...

Students from the Chicago Housing Authority will enjoy one final summer extravaganza before getting back to work, courtesy of Brookfield Zoo and Pangea Real Estate. Some 400 CHA kids between the ages of five and 12 will participate

Real Estate Broker Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A Methuen real estate broker was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Homes Spending Fewer Days on Market in First Half of 2018

New Jersey’s housing market is steady in the second quarter of 2018, with prices on the rise and properties spending fewer on the market, according to NJ Realtors® data. The median sales price of a single-family home in June was $340,000, up 4.6 percent from last year.

Homebuyer demand keeps NY housing market moving

The New York State housing market posted a solid first half of the year with 60,043 closed sales, falling only 3.8 percent behind the 2017 record sales pace, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REA...

KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION AWARDS $5.2 MILLION TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Eleven housing initiatives across the state will get a boost thanks to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) financing. The awards, offered as deferred-payment loans, are funded through HUD's Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program and the Na...

MAYOR CANTRELL CONGRATULATES HOUSING AUTHORITY OF NEW ORLEANS ON RECEIVING HUD JOBS PLUS GRANT...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell congratulated the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for securing a $2.3 million Jobs Plus Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will help families living in public housing obtain employme...

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash Celebrates Affordable Rental Housing Award for Springfield’s...

One of 19 awards from Baker-Polito Administration, totaling $57 million in affordable rental housing awards and $33 million allocation in tax credits to support creation and preservation of nearly 1,500 housing units

JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected $800 worth of school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County children during its annual school supply drive.

HUD-Assisted Residents in Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells Counties May be Eligible for More...

Survivors in Hidalgo, Cameron or Jim Wells County that were impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to the disaster, may be eligible f...

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and highs winds from July 23, 2018 and continuing.

Clyburn Statement on Introduction of the Restoring Tax Credits For Affordable Housing Act

U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) today released the following statement after introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act and cosponsoring a package of affordable housing bills.

Culberson Amendment to Repeal FEMA Rental Assistance Rule Adopted

Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to repeal a FEMA rule that prevents Hurricane Harvey survivors from receiving continued rental assistance. After the amendment’s adoption by unanimous vote, Congressman Culberson released the following statement.

CLEAN SLATE E3 TO AWARD 10 PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS WITH SCHOLARSHIPS OF UP TO...

Clean Slate E3, the nonprofit affiliate of The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), is pleased to announce that it is prepared to award 10 scholarships to residents of HACP housing for the 2018/ 2019 academic year – a commitment of $200,000 over the next four years.

Pascrell Announces $1.5M in Paterson Public Housing Grants

Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1,544,606 in Housing Choice Vouchers to the Paterson Housing Authority.  These HUD grants will be used for the relocation of current members of the Riverside Terrace Development in Paterson which is slated for HUD-approved demolition.

Coming Soon: Traffic Relief for the Capital Region

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and other state leaders marked the beginning of construction today on a solution to the Capital Region’s traffic bottleneck at the I-10 Washington St. Exit.

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO AWARD $10 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS

Mayor Cantrell announced the release of $10 million dollars in funds to go toward affordable housing in New Orleans. The City released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the awarding of approximately $10,000,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Northfield Broker Named 2018 Recipient of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Private Property Rights Award

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) today announced that Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, Broker/Owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been named the 2018 recipient of the MAR Private Property Rights Award. Fitzgerald received the award at the Association’s annual Realtor® Day on Beacon Hill event that took place at the Massachusetts State House on June 7, 2018.

Diaz-Balart Works with HUD Secretary Carson, Local Officials to End Veteran Homelessness in Miami-Dade...

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson were joined by U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty, HUD Region IV Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and Rebeca Sosa, Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book, and Miami VA Healthcare System Director Paul Russo

Diaz-Balart Works with HUD Secretary Carson, Local Officials to End Veteran Homelessness in Miami-Dade...

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson were joined by U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty, HUD Region IV Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and Rebeca Sosa, Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book, and Miami VA Healthcare System Director Paul Russo

Rep. Royce Calls on House to Pass Bipartisan Reforms to Avoid a Lapse of...

This week, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) spoke on the House floor in support of bipartisan reforms that will extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which is currently set to lapse on July 31, 2018.

OGS Announces Upcoming Construction and Consulting Opportunities

RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced bidding for one construction contracts listed below by county. Firms interested in additional information or to acquire bid documents should visit the OGS website

Seniors have their own “Lolla” as CHA celebrates South Side Music Fest

About 500 CHA seniors are expected to dance, dine and have a good time while celebrating the world’s cultures. The spotlight might be on “Lollapalooza.” But the real fun is at the CHA senior buildings.

July 20, 2018 DCA Proposes Reallocating Sandy Recovery Funds to Continue Providing Housing Counseling...

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Sandy Recovery Division is proposing to reallocate Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program and Rental Assistance Program ...

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New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides...