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Michigan receives $5.5 million to provide rental assistance to persons with disabilities

Michigan has been selected to receive more than $5.5 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to provide affordable rental housing and supportive services to extremely-low income persons with disabilities. The Section 8…

North Carolina Real Estate Investor Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud

A federal grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina, returned a one-count indictment against a real estate investor, charging him with conspiracy to commit mail fraud as part of a scheme related to public real estate foreclosure auctions, the Department of…

TDI Urges Consumers to Prepare for Severe Spring Weather

Spring will bring warmer temperatures to Texas, but it also brings the threat of severe weather with little time to prepare. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) urges consumers to plan for severe weather and take steps to reduce the risk of propert…

Idaho housing nonprofits ring in the New Year with $273,000 in donations

Thousands of Idahoans will have access to safe, stable housing this year thanks to the Home Partnership Foundation and its nonprofit partners throughout the state. The Foundation’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge fundraiser will provide a $273,398…

Hundreds Rally for Better Jobs in Pittsburgh

Over a hundred workers and supporters including City Council President Bruce Kraus and Councilman Dan Gilman were on hand for a march through downtown Pittsburgh today to demand family-sustaining wages.
A historic push is underway that can change the …

Division of State Fire Marshal Announces Arrest in Connection With South Florida Alarm Panel Thefts

The Department of Financial Services’ Division of State Fire Marshal today announced the arrest of a Broward County man in connection with a series of fire alarm control panel thefts in Broward County. Michael Moser allegedly stole alarm panels from…

Foster Announces $2.7 Million Grant for Flood Protection in DuPage County

Congressman Bill Foster announced that DuPage County will be receiving a $2.7 million Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the acquisition and demolition of 13…

C.A.R. issues statement on findings of state housing report

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement on a report titled, “California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences,” released this week by California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider two properties in Denny Regrade neighborhood for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the National Cash Register Building at 1923-27 Fifth Ave. and the (old) IBM Building at 1929-33 Fifth Ave. on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth…

Vitter Meets with HANO Director, Pushes to Sell Excess Property

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today met with the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), Gregg Fortner, to discuss plans to redevelop excess properties in New Orleans. Vitter is pushing HANO to sell these excess properties

Freeholders Maintain Preservation Trust Fund Tax

Based on a resolution approved by a 7-0 vote of the freeholders on Feb. 25, the dedicated tax this year will be set again at 1 cent per $100 of assessed property value and generate about $9 million. The Morris County Park Improvement Tax will receive t…

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Cooperative

Capital Impact Partners today announced that it has joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) cooperative of eligible commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions and insurance…

South Carolina Realtor® Associations Donate More Than $210,000 in 2014

In 2014, Realtor® associations across South Carolina donated more than $210,000 to charities and community organizations. A brief list of organizations that have benefitted from local Realtor® association involvement include

Governor Christie: We Want To Get You Back In Your Home As Quickly As Possible

Boy Scout: HI Mr. Governor. My name is Zachary Seemar and I am 12 years old. I am 12 years old from Bricktown Troop 33. My family and I are victims of Super Storm Sandy and I have been living in a camper that we bought in place of what is left of our …

Attorney General sues Grant County mobile home landlord for sham sales used to evade city health and safety inspections — tenants live in poor conditions

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a complaint in Grant County Superior Court against Gary Chavers, owner of Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Wash., for forcing tenants to sign “purchase” contracts so that he could evade city hea…

Cartwright Announces Start of FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Application Period

Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Application Period opens today, March 16, 2015; the deadline for all grant applications is Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Christie Administration Announces Rental Assistance Program for Sandy-Impacted Homeowners is Now Accepting Applications

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) today began accepting applications for the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) to help homeowners in the state’s major home rebuilding programs pay for temporary housing while their primary reside…

AG Healey Urges Adoption of Greater Protections for Homeowners Who Acquire Property Following Divorce or Death

To further prevent unnecessary foreclosures, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office sent a letter supporting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed amendments to its mortgage servicing rules to protect homeowners who acquire pro…

New York Real Estate Heir Charged with Cold Case Murder

New York real estate heir Robert Durst was charged today with the 2000 murder of his friend, Susan Berman, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Durst (dob 4/12/43) is charged in case SA089983 with one count of first-degree mur…

California housing market bounces back in February after slow start to year

Slowing home price appreciation and improving inventory combined to boost California’s housing market in February as existing home sales and median home prices increased from both the previous month and year, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® …