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-The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve as members on the newly-established City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Ad Hoc Committee on Improving Workforce/Affordable Housing. The purpose of the City/County Ad Hoc Committee is to conduct a comprehensive examination of workforce/affordable housing efforts, along with the demand for and supply of such housing, and recommended “best practices” that would be most appropriate to improve and increase the stock of available workforce housing in this region.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to announce $100,000 for the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and the Greater Boston Legal Services Inc. to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and affordable housing

Further affirming his commitment to ensuring access to quality housing and open space, in a city that values and preserves its history, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced his support for the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which could provide a significant revenue stream to support affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space initiatives. The proposal, which is currently pending before the City Council, could potentially be placed on the ballot in Boston in November 2016.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced the awardees of the Hogan administration’s Maryland Business Recovery Storefront Improvement Grant Program. The program aims to improve building and storefront exteriors, enhancing the visual appeal and marketability of individual buildings and commercial districts affected by the civil unrest in 2015.

Representatives from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Harford County Housing and Community Development, and other partners for the grand opening of the Riverwoods at Tollgate community in Abingdon, Maryland’s first-ever Section 811 housing development

The Lake County Water Safety Team received the National Water Safety Congress Award of Merit, given on March 8 at the International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San Diego, California. Team member William S. Griswold, of Mount Dora, presented the award during the April 14 Lake County Water Safety Advisory Committee’s quarterly meeting.

Governor Charlie Baker today visited a Keolis work site in Ashland to review the progress on infrastructure upgrades the MBTA is making as part of a larger effort the MBTA, its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and leadership are making to improve service, access, accountability and reliability for riders and taxpayers. In Ashland and along the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing over 26,000 rail ties between March and early June, to allow more efficient travel and lift speed restrictions due to heat that have been in place since the MBTA obtained the line in 2012.

Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — About 50 SILVAR members joined over 2,000 California REALTORS® in Sacramento on Wednesday for the annual California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Legislative Day, the one day each year that the state’s REALTORS® meet with their legislators and discuss real estate-related policies and issues. California Governor Jerry Brown spoke to California […]

Earlier today, the California Reinvestment Coalition called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to impose a moratorium on any additional reverse mortgage foreclosures by CIT Group and its subsidiary, Financial Freedom. The call for a moratorium is based in part on new data (see fact sheet here) that CRC obtained from HUD, indicating that Financial Freedom/CIT Group’s share of reverse mortgage foreclosures (39%) since April 2009 is more than two times greater than the company’s estimated market share (17%).

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced backfilling Federal cuts to maintain the City’s current funding levels for HIV/AIDS prevention and health services to protect essential services to the City’s most vulnerable. The funding will maintain primary care services and critical support services for San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS, including hospice, treatment adherence, case management and housing.

OurSpace at Recreation Park is revitalizing a four acre parcel of the City of Binghamton’s Recreation Park with a design that is fully adaptive and inviting for all members of our community. OurSpace’s unique design includes a new Adaptive Playground, a Tree Deck, Raised Garden Beds, Game Tables and Natural Play Areas.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) failed to keep track of all of its contracts and subcontracts awarded to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), undermining citywide efforts to ensure that its spending is done transparently and with accountability, according to a new audit released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Although central Ohio home sales set record highs during the first three months of the year, distressed property sales were the lowest recorded since January of 2010, when Columbus REALTORS® began tracking distressed housing activity.

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced legislation that would establish tougher drinking water standards nationwide to protect families from the threat of lead in their drinking water. The bill would bring Michigan and other states in line with water safety guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other developed countries that currently have higher drinking water safety standards

The New York Power Authority plans to release water through the Long Sault Dam on Friday, April 29, due to high St. Lawrence River flows and planned maintenance at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears. Nearly all negative bear encounters in New York are the result of hungry bears being attracted to human food sources. The simplest way to avoid a nuisance encounter is to remove potential food sources, which usually results in the bear moving on.

Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the denial of the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Although DEC has granted certificates for other projects, the application by Constitution for these certificates fails to meet New York State's water quality standards. The full decision is outlined in a letter (PDF, 819 KB) by John Ferguson, Chief Permit Administrator with DEC's Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Prevention.

In celebration of Water Safety Month, the Department of Community Services is offering free programs for residents and their families during the month of May

In a continued effort to ensure safe drinking water in schools around the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today announced $2 million from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT) to fund cooperative efforts to assist Massachusetts public schools test for lead in drinking water. The funds, to be used by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), will provide technical assistance to ensure that public school districts can sample the taps and water fountains in their schools, and to identify any results that show lead contamination over the federal action level

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after a federal aid package for Flint was included in the Water Resources Development Act