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Hurricane season begins June 1. You’ve mapped out an evacuation route, but have you reviewed your insurance coverage to make sure your family would be protected after a storm?

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it has worked with the State of Louisiana on a series of proposed amendments to its Road Home Elevation Incentive Program to provide certain homeowners relief from having to pay back funds intended to help elevate their homes.  Under this approach, the State of Louisiana will identify qualified homeowners who used their elevation grants to rehabilitate their homes or for interim housing expenses.

Members of the Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) senior management team joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at his Capital for a Day in the Mohawk Valley recently to demonstrate the agency's commitment to New Yorkers in the region through its various revitalization programs. The day featured a walking tour of the Cornhill community in Utica, a neighborhood that is undergoing revitalization, and a roundtable discussion in the City of Amsterdam on housing and community revitalization needs and priorities

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar made a stop in Marshall Wednesday during her Connecting Minnesota tour focused on improving workforce development and expanding access to broadband in rural areas. City leaders met with Klobuchar at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport to discuss the region's infrastructure needs.

Pulaski Bank Home Lending is pleased to announce that it has been ranked as a Top Ten Lender in the LendingTree® Network Lenders List for second quarter 2015. The „Top Ten? list is based on a weighted average of consumer ratings and reviews. Lenders were rated on mortgage rates, fees, closing costs, responsiveness, customer service and overall experience

State Treasurer Ron Estes today announced an initial victory in Kansas’ efforts to force the U.S. Treasury to deliver matured U.S. savings bonds to the state as unclaimed property. Judge Elaine Kaplan with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denied the U.S. Treasury’s request to dismiss Estes v. United States, No. 13-cv-01011 (Fed. Cl. filed Dec. 20, 2013

CBRE returns to the annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference this year with a new booth and a fresh perspective on Florida retail. CBRE’s innovative “Retail Science” market strategy features industry-leading research and a global team of retail experts analyzing both current and future trends. The 2015 ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making takes place on August 30th-September 1st at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Conference attendees can discover new market opportunities and connect with CBRE retail professionals from around the state by visiting CBRE’s booth – #2343, located in the South Concourse, Level 1

In an effort to familiarize the construction industry with the new building codes adopted to implement the 2015 code cycle, the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is holding a series of open house sessions hosted by DPS’ divisions of Commercial Building Construction and Residential Construction & Intake. The sessions, in late August and September, will focus on new executive regulations adopting the 2015 International Building Code changes from previous editions, affected policies and procedures, and related code interpretations.

As a recipient of Community Development Block Grant funds, the City is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to identify the various factors that may affect fair housing choice in Midland and to develop an action plan to overcome them. The AI resulted in the identification of six major impediments to address in the next five years

Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the District’s first energy efficiency and clean energy finance program, DC PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Commercial. The program will provide 100 percent financing for businesses and commercial property owners to install clean energy upgrades, with no out-of-pocket payments

In its continued effort to meet and assist Sandy-impacted families right in their home communities, the Christie Administration today announced that the 24th Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Thursday, August 27, in Ocean City, Cape May County, to provide personal assistance for storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program.

Emergency funding will go to support three more drought-relief projects in Central Washington. The money will help pay for upgrading two of Moxee’s municipal water wells, fund additional diversion pumps for the Lower Stemilt Irrigation District in Wenatchee, and help the Icicle Irrigation District in Cashmere draw additional water from Eight Mile Lake

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $6 million dollar settlement with Empire State Home Care Services, Inc. (Empire), a home care agency operating out of Brooklyn, NY. The settlement resolves claims that Empire improperly reported its home health aide hours as well as administrative and general expenses on cost reports filed between 2002 and 2005. These cost reports were used to set the reimbursement rates that Empire received from the state for the years 2004 through 2007 and resulted in over $3 million in reimbursements to which Empire was not entitled

Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) Project, selecting the preferred alternative which uses Lake Sakakawea as the primary water supply. Hoeven has been pressing the federal agencies to sign the ROD and advance the project.

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today released the following statement on the decision of the Bureau of Reclamation approving of a treatment method for the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) Project to improve access to clean drinking water in rural areas across northwestern North Dakota

Veterans in need of accessibility improvements or repairs to their home can now access funding to help with the needed work. A new program from the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association called Hammers for Veterans has been formed, and it recently received $25,000 in funding from New Hampshire Housing

N.W. 27th Street from "O" to Vine streets is set to close Saturday, August 22 for road and ditch maintenance work. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained, and any access restrictions will be coordinated with the property owner. The project involves shaping and surfacing the entire roadway and adjacent ditches, and is expected to be completed by Sunday, August 23.

Beginning Monday, August 24, the Rock Island Trail will close from the south side of "A" Street to where it joins the Billy Wolff Trail near 27th Street. Trail users are advised to take the sidewalk on the south side of "A" Street east to the Billy Wolff Trail. This closure is necessary for a water quality improvement and educational project at the Lincoln Children's Zoo. The project will reduce runoff and promote infiltration at the Zoo site to reduce pollution flowing into Antelope Creek Features will include bioretention and bioswale areas, permeable pavers and educational signage

Two southbound travel lanes on Tampa Street between Laurel and Fortune streets are closed while the Tampa Water Department repairs a service line break. One southbound lane remains open for traffic. Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when traveling in the area.

With wildfires raging across ten Northwestern states and California, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is encouraging residents asked to evacuate to save receipts for expenses incurred and contact their insurance companies as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance if their home is damaged

A man was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison for attempting to murder his relative as the victim slept in their Trabuco Canyon home. John Edward Kudla, 19, pleaded guilty on Jan. 16, 2015, to one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of aggravated assault with a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury.