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Colorado receives $7.6 million award from HUD to assist vulnerable Coloradans

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Rick Garcia, and other nonprofits, mental health centers, and housing authorities today to celebrate the announ…

Mayor Lee Launches Navigation Center to Help Homeless Residents Access Services & Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the wrap up of construction of the City’s new Navigation Center, a pioneering approach to help homeless people reconnect with loved ones at home, move off the streets and into stable housing or residential treatment…

California Awarded Nearly $12 Million to Continue Rental Assistance Program Funding Will Help Prevent Homelessness, Institutionalization of Disabled Californians

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced today that the state will receive nearly $12 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development …

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces 24 Year Prison Sentence For Leader of Mortgage Relief Scam

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin B. Wagner today announced that Alan Tikal, the principal operator of a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme, was sentenced to 24 years in prison

Homeless Services: Mayor Launches Navigation Center to Help Homeless

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the wrap up of construction of the City’s new Navigation Center, a pioneering approach to help homeless people reconnect with loved ones at home, move off the streets and into stable housing or residential treatmen…

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS – March 6, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) – The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Thursday, March 5, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation …

FHWA Gives Green Light for New Mexico to Explore Innovative Contracting

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced approval for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to use an innovative contracting approach on an experimental basis that can help save time …

Manasquan Awarded $2.4M to Repair Sandy Damage

FREEHOLD, NJ – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Borough of Manasquan was awarded a nearly $2.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today to help rebuild dunes, snow fence and beach access destroyed by Superst…

Attorney General Pam Bondi Announces Settlements with Two Security System Providers

Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced separate settlements with two home security system providers, Security Networks, LLC and Vision Security, LLC to resolve allegations that the firms made false or misleading statements in door-to-door sales of …

Hultgren Supports Bill to Expand Homeownership Options for Americans

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has cosponsored H.R. 1210, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, which relieves mortgage lenders like community banks and credit unions from senseless regulations which increase costs and reduce the a…

Upton Votes to Improve Infrastructure, Reform Amtrak

Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to approve H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act. This legislation will reform Amtrak to increase transparency and accountability, levera…

Registration Open for 2015 Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Registration is open for the 2015 Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held this month on March 17 & 18 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta. Members of the tourism industry and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend this critic…

Hastings Introduces Legislation Addressing Chronic Homelessness Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, introduced the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act. This bill would est…

AG Cautions Homeowners to Shop Wisely When Hiring a Contractor for Rooftop Snow and Ice Removal, Offer Advice to Consumers Dealing with Insurance Policies

BOSTON – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Following record breaking snowfall throughout the Commonwealth, Attorney General Maura Healey cautions homeowners to do their homework when selecting contractors to remove snow and ice from their roofs and …

Governor Wolf’s Budget Delivers Plan to Create Jobs that Pay, Drive Economic Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today highlighted key portions of Governor Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget aimed at creating a pro-business climate, buil…

State of Ohio Receives $11.9 Million Grant to Expand Affordable Housing Options to Ohioans with Disabilities and Extremely Low Incomes

COLUMBUS – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to provide more affordable housing choices and prevent Ohioans with disabilities from being institutionalized or facing homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awa…

Commercial Properties To Face Increased Fines For Snow Violations Under Mayor Walsh Proposal

BOSTON – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today filed a Home Rule Petition to raise the amount of fines that can be levied for snow infractions against property owners, and increase the cap on fines for these offenses to be fr…

CFO Atwater Focused on Supporting Florida’s Workforce, Streamlining Government and Fighting Fraud During 2015 Legislative Session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — During the 2015 Legislative Session, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is focused on supporting Florida’s workforce, streamlining government and fighting fraud. His legislative priorities in…

Mayor Lee & President Breed Announce City’s Long-Term Infrastructure & Technology Plans To Improve San Francisco’s Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed today introduced the City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-25 with the Five-Year Information and Communication…

Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Foreclosure Consulting Company

Phoenix, AZ – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the filing of a consumer fraud lawsuit against Advantage Foreclosure LLC (Advantage) and its owners Matthew and Lynette Van Remoortel. Advantage is an A…