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Maryland Remodeler Named NAHB Remodeler of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers named Tim Ellis, CAPS, CGR, MCGP, president of T.W. Ellis LLC in Bel Air, Md., the 2014 NAHB Remodeler of the Year in recognition of h…

Mayor Walsh Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Boston

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Martin J. Walsh will recognize National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week the week of October 20th. The Mayor’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity, the Boston Public Health Commission, the D…

Cheryl Howell, Housing Services Manager, receives Timex Award for public service dedication

TAVARES – October 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Cheryl Howell, Lake County Housing Services Manager, was recently given the Michael D. Smith Timex Award at the Florida Community Development Association’s Annual Conference for her dedication to impro…

FEMA Housing Team Concludes Successful Mission in New Jersey

EATONTOWN, N.J. – October 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, FEMA officials marked the conclusion of their housing mission in New Jersey.On September 11, 2014, FEMA returned the last of the Fort Monmouth properties t…

Michigan Residents Warned of Fake Building Contractors

WARREN, Mich. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — With more than $69.3 million in disaster recovery assistance approved for Michigan homeowners and renters, fake building contractors are angling to get their hands on some of it, state and federal …

Kirkpatrick announces $2.9 million TIGER grant for Hopi Tribe

FLAGSTAFF – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., is pleased to announce that the Hopi Tribe will receive a $2.9 million grant to fund a transportation and infrastructure project for tribal roadways

Governor Parnell Announces Appointments

Anchorage, Alaska – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Directors, Alaska Municipal Bond Bank…

CT Delegation Announces $77 MIillion In Home Heating Relief

ARTFORD – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), U.S. Congressman John Larson (D-Conn.), U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn….

Community Advocates Ask: How Much Welfare Can One Bank Receive?

San Francisco – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — As part of a five-day public awareness campaign, activists in California are asking bank regulators questions about possible impacts of a Too Big To Fail Bank merger that would combine CIT Group an…

CalHFA Introduces Additional Down Payment Assistance for First-Time Homebuyers Agency Makes Home Buying Process More Accessible

SACRAMENTO, – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The California Housing Finance Agency announced today that it will begin providing an additional $6,500 in down payment assistance through its CalPLUS Conventional program. The change is part of the …