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RI Delegation Announces $5.6 Million to Improve Disability Housing Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to ensure that Rhode Islanders with disabilities and special needs have access to affordable rental housing and supportive services, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse…

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $2M in Housing Grants for Jersey City, Paterson, Rahway, Phillipsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) awarding of a combined $1,903.435.00 in Resident Opportunities and Sel…

Rep. Engel Announces $492,000 HUD Grant for Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $492,000 grant to t…

TIBERI-NEAL BILL WOULD BOOST AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND PROMOTE JOB CREATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) announced they will introduce a bill to remove uncertainty in the tax code and boost affordable housing availability…

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Bear Chaney as New Director of Assessment Coordination Department

LITTLE ROCK – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Bear Chaney as the new Director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department.

MSHDA Announces Community Development Grant for Arenac County

LANSING, Mich. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) community development division announced that Arenac County will receive $295,000 in community development grant money.

KENNEDY, KEATING ANNOUNCE OVER $225K IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR FALL RIVER

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy (MA-4) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today announced that Fall River will receive $226,000 in federal grants from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The grants will be provided …

Franks Introduces CIPA to prevent dangerous widespread power failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In light of constant threats to the electric grid that have directly threatened the survivability and functionality of critical United States infrastructure Congressman Franks introduced the C…

Empire State Development Announces Amsterdam Printing Plans To Continue And Grow Operations In The Mohawk Valley

NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Amsterdam Printing and Litho, which has been part of the Amsterdam community for more than 115 years, is planning to continue its long tradi…

Join the Conversation on Planning Broward’s Future!

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) – As Broward celebrates its Centennial the County looks forward to the future, ensuring it will thrive in the next 100 years! With 1.85 million residents and 12 million annual visitors, ther…

Rep. Richmond Urges Speaker Boehner to Bring a Clean DHS Bill to a Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In a letter sent to Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Richmond (LA-02), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, expressed concerns w…

Tipton Pushes for Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a number of his bipartisan House colleagues to urge House leaders to work with them to pass a multi-year transportation infrastructure reauthorizati…

DeFazio, Garamendi to GOP Leadership: Don’t Hold Coast Guard Funding Hostage to Push Political Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Mar…

Texas Held Reputation of Strong Housing Affordability in 2014

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Real Estate Center) – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Texas’ long-standing status as a state with affordable housing continued in 2014, according to the Real Estate Center’s latest Texas Housing Affordability Index (T…

Frozen water pipes affecting communities and homes

WATERBURY – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — With a growing number of communities having experienced water main breaks over the past week and other communities reporting frozen underground water pipes affecting a number of individual customers,…

SENATOR JEFF KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN MARCOS CRESPO, SOUNDVIEW HOMEOWNERS & ATTORNEY SUSAN CHANA LASK ANNOUNCE $8 MILLION FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS & NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS

NEW YORK, NY – February 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — An unscrupulous contractor and the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) swindled Bronx homeowners out of millions of dollars by constructing substandard homes and failing to provide new home…

COMPTROLLER STRINGER FINDS WIDESPREAD LANGUAGE BARRIERS IN HOUSING COURTS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING NEW YORKERS

New York, NY – February 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Tenants with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) face a myriad of hurdles in housing courts in all five boroughs, including long waits for interpreters and inadequate multi-lingual signage and liter…

Christman Company, Daniels Building Co., Inc. and MIOSHA Sign Partnership to Protect Workers During State Emergency Operations Center Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Christman Company (Christman) Daniels Building Co., Inc. (Daniels), the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (M…

MaineHousing offers first-time homebuyers an Advantage

AUGUSTA, Maine – February 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Maine’s real estate and lending experts are forecasting a solid home-buying season this year, and MaineHousing is improving its First Home Mortgage Program to help prospective buyers take the …

NJBIA’s Michele Siekerka Available for Business Community Reaction to Christie’s Budget Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), will be available to provide reaction to Governor Chris Christie’s budget address on Tuesday, Febr…