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$1.49 MILLION AWARDED TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Ten non-profits and public housing authorities will share approximately $1.49 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to help Kansas families obtain safe, affordable housing of their choice. Funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnersh...

CHICAGO BULLS AND CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY HOST MORE THAN 400 STUDENTS FOR HOLIDAY PARTY...

On Sunday, December 4, the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will host hundreds of students (ages 5-13) who reside in CHA family housing developments at their 17th annual holiday party at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

SummerHill Apartment Communities to Celebrate Completion of New Live-Work-Play Apartment Community in Sunnyvale, Calif.

SummerHill Apartment Communities, a division of SummerHill Housing Group and a leader in providing quality, smart growth, multi-family rental housing and mixed-use developments, announces the completion of 481 on Mathilda, a new 105-unit luxury residential rental community in downtown Sunnyvale, Calif. The completion celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at 481 South Mathilda, between Olive and Iowa streets, in the City of Sunnyvale.

Jury Finds Allied Home Mortgage Entities and CEO Liable for Civil Mortgage Fraud –...

A federal jury has found the entities formerly known as Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation (Allied Capital) and Allied Home Mortgage Corporation (Allied Corporation) as well as president and CEO Jim C. Hodge liable in connection with more than a decade of fraudulent misconduct related to Allied’s participation in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance program.

Five Defendants Charged In White Plains Federal Court With A $33 Million Mortgage Fraud...

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Christina Scaringi, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Northeast Region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), today announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging five defendants

Mayor Lee and Board President London Breed Introduce New Muinicipal Green Building Standards

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced new legislation updating the San Francisco Environment Code with new green building standards for all new municipal construction projects

Teens Give Voice to Voiceless through Documentary Film

Filmmaking is a means of personal expression that this summer allowed 16 young women who are Chicago Housing Authority residents to document the unseen realities that surround them. Ranging from the gravity of teen pregnancy to the devastation of neighborhood violence, these women learned to use film as a tool in a collaborative documentary filmmaking program offered by CHA and DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts

The Muller Company’s Westwood Medical Plaza in Los Angeles and Taj Mahal Medical Center...

The Muller Company, a full-service real estate company specializing in management, investment and development of commercial real estate in the western United States, announced today that two Southern California medical office buildings owned and managed by The Muller Company have received the 2016 The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in each of their respective markets.

R.J. Sommerdyke Joins Meridian Healthcare Acquisition Team

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, announced today that R.J. Sommerdyke has joined the company’s acquisition team in Southern California. Sommerdyke will play a key role in expanding Meridian’s platform of acquiring value-add healthcare properties throughout Southern California.

CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRIG-West Team Complete Sale of Southgate Plaza in Sacramento,...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that he, Jimmy Slusher and their National Retail Investment Group – West (NRIG-West) team completed the sale of Southgate Plaza, a 339,369-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Sacramento, Calif., leased to three high-performing grocers, Walmart Neighborhood Market, 99 Ranch Market and 99 Cents Only, along with a complementary mix of co-tenants including, Ross Dress for Less, Skechers, Baskin Robbins, Sally Beauty, Payless Shoe Source, Chase Bank, Farmer & Merchants Bank, Taco Bell, H&R Block and others.

HUD Funds will be used to Help Low-Income, At-Risk Veteran Families With Safe and...

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio today announced $265,536 in federal funding for New York City. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program to provide homeless veterans access to affordable housing. Specifically, the New York City Housing Preservation Department will use the federal funds to reserve a total of 24 apartments at three new building complexes for homeless veterans.

N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTING PROJECTS IN BUFFALO

The New York Power Authority today announced the completion of new energy-efficient lighting projects in Buffalo’s City Hall and on its downtown streets that will save the city more than $65,000 in annual energy costs. The new LED fixtures will last thousands of hours longer than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and use a fraction of the electricity, helping the city reach its goal of becoming 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020.

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $100 Million in New Green Bonds for Affordable Housing

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has secured international certification of nearly $100 million in new "Green Bonds" to drive the development of housing that has a positive impact on the environment and climate. New York is ...

STANDING WITH VETS, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE TO-AND-FROM-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES...

Standing with veterans, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his support for bipartisan legislation that would provide to-and-from-home health care services to any veteran with a service-connected disability rated 70 percent or more. Schumer said that expanding these health services would help improve the quality of life for countless veterans across the country, as it would allow them to ‘age in place’ and remain in their homes as they grow older

New York home sales reach second-highest October total

Home sales in the Empire State dipped slightly from one year ago, but still hit the second highest total on record for October, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The 11,201 closed sales...

Woman Charged with Tagging Government Buildings with Anti-Trump Graffiti

A 37-year-old woman was charged today with tagging messages against Donald Trump at government buildings in downtown Los Angeles’ Civic Center, causing thousands of dollars in damages, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Valvoline Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Valvoline property located at 1321 South Breiel Boulevard in Middletown, Ohio for $360,000.

Southeast Kansas Weatherization Program will have New Service Provider

After nearly 40 years of providing weatherization services to homes in ten counties in Southeast Kansas; Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Inc (SEK-CAP) has elected to not apply for funding in 2017 to administer the weatherization program

K4Connect Relocates to West Raleigh

K4Connect, a mission-oriented technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, has signed a lease at Capital Center Raleigh. JLL Raleigh represented K4Connect in the transaction. Founded in 2013, the Company’s solutions enable simpler, smarter living environments and healthier lives for those the company serves, while fostering family and community engagement

Simon Perkowitz, AIA of KTGY Presents “Anchor’s Away – Design Solutions for the Disappearing...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Simon Perkowitz, AIA, PE, a principal in the firm's Retail Studio, has been invited to participate as a roundtable facilitator at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference held from November 29, 2016 – December 2, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. Perkowitz will present “Anchor’s Away – Design Solutions for the Disappearing Big Box Tenant,” on Thursday, December 1st, at 8:00 a.m., as part of the breakfast roundtable program. The CenterBuild Conference is the industry's premier retail design and construction conference

KTGY Director of Planning Michael Tseng Presents “Tenant Coordination – A-Z” at ICSC CenterBuild...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Michael Tseng, director of planning for the firm's Retail Studio, has been invited to participate as a roundtable facilitator at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference held from November 29, 2016 – December 2, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. 

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Athletico Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Athletico Physical Therapy property located at 8905 South Commercial Avenue in Chicago, Illinois for $1,025,000. The Athletico Physical Therapy propert...

ALTHOUGH GOV. SHUMLIN IS LEAVING OFFICE, ENERGY REVOLUTION TO CONTINUE IN 2017

Gov. Peter Shumlin today highlighted the success of an energy loan program that helps Vermonters retrofit their homes, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and save money. The Governor pointed to the program as an example of what is to come under a new law set to go into effect in January that will expand such energy and cost saving efforts.

Five Congressional Members Ask Army Corps to Extend Comment Period for Sandy Recovery

More than four years after Superstorm Sandy touched down in many areas of New York, decimating the city’s homes, businesses and shoreline, five members of Congress have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to give citizens an opportunity have a stronger voice in the recovery and resiliency effort. On the cusp of the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers for comment on the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation Report, U.S. Reps.

Housing Visions and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting...

Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the City of Syracuse, elected officials, and partners celebrated the ribbon cutting of Salina Crossing, a mixed-used development that has created 49 modern, safe and affordable hous...

Justice Department Files Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Tinley Park, Illinois, for Refusing to Approve...

The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit today against the village of Tinley Park, Illinois, alleging that the suburb of Chicago violated the Fair Housing Act when it refused to approve a low-income housing development in response to race-based com...

California REALTORS® commend FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2017 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $424,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $636,150 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $417,000 and $625,500, respectively.

Illinois home prices show solid gains in October; Sales decline

A drop in the number of homes on the market and a typical seasonal slowdown helped drive Illinois home sales lower in October even as median home prices continued to post solid annual gains, according to Illinois REALTORS®

Governor Rauner Holds Townhall to Discuss Economic Reforms

Governor Bruce Rauner, joined by leaders from Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Federation of Independent Business, today discussed r...

HUD ANNOUNCES FAIR HOUSING AGREEMENT WITH LOS ANGELES LANDLORDS TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with the owners and operators of Swansea Park Senior Apartments in Los Angeles to resolve allegations that they violated fair housing laws for refusing to allow a ...

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$1.49 MILLION AWARDED TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE AFFORDABLE...

Ten non-profits and public housing authorities will share approximately $1.49 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to help Kansas families obtain safe, affordable housing of their choice. Funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnersh...