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Bellingham, Seattle & King County Win Recovery Act Funds to Turn Public Housing Green

WASHINGTON, DC - September 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan today announced that the Bellingham, Seattle and Snohomish County housing authorities have been awarded a total of $21,295,483 in Recovery Act competitive grant funds to make three housing complexes "green."

HUD awards more than $4 million in Recovery Act grants to support community development...

Washington, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In the Obama Administration's continued effort to stimulate community development and job growth, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $4 million to five Rhode Island communities, plus the State of Rhode Island, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

HUD announces $3.1 million in Recovery Act funding to prevent homelessness in Rhode Island

Washington, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded more than $3.1 million in Recovery Act funding to two communities in Rhode Island.

Eastpointe Wins Energy Efficiency Grant

$500,000 will allow Housing Commission to renovate senior center. Washington D.C. - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that the Eastpointe Housing Commission will receive a $492,000 Recovery Act grant to improve energy efficiency at Berry Manor, an apartment complex for low-income seniors administered by the Commission.“This Recovery Act funding will not only give Eastpointe the resources they need to jump start renovation at Berry Manor, it will also reduce long-term energy costs and stimulate the local economy," said Rep. Levin

HUD awards more than $2.6 million in Recovery Act grants to support community development...

Washington, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In the Obama Administration's continued effort to stimulate community development and job growth, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $2.6 million in New Hampshire through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).

Grant Announcement

Washington, DC - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill is pleased to announce that the Housing Authority of the City of New Albany is set to receive almost three million dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve public housing for seniors and disabled persons.According to a release issued by HUD, these grants will allow public housing authorities throughout the country to make necessary improvements to public housing communities that will specifically address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.

Clark County Receives $10 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency, Upgrade Public Housing, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded $500 million in competitive grants today that will allow public housing authorities across the U.S. to build or renovate affordable rental apartments and make existing public housing units more energy efficient.

Turner Selected by United States Marine Corps to Manage Construction of $109 Million Bachelor...

Project Represents Second Recent Award for Turner At Camp Pendleton. New York, N.Y. - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, in a joint venture with TB Penick & Sons, Inc., has been awarded a $109 million design-build contract by the United States Marine Corps to construct four Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) at Camp Pendleton, California. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2011. This project follows the $104 million contract awarded to the team in August for four additional Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) also at Camp Pendleton, California.

HUD announces $300 million in Recovery Act grants to create green public housing

$3,341,584 to Chesapeake, Virginia will increase energy efficiency, reduce costs of public housing while creating green jobs DENVER, CO - September 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced $300 million in Recovery Act competitive grants today that will allow public housing authorities across the U.S. to utilize [...]

United States Files Suit Against Two Owners In Fresh Meadows For Fair Housing Act...

BROOKLYN, NY - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Benton J. Campbell, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, today announced the filing of a federal Fair Housing Act civil complaint against Emanuil Uvaydov and Vyacheslav Uvaydov, brothers and joint owners of a house in Fresh Meadows, New York.

Sens. Levin, Stabenow Announce $777,000 in Public Housing Grants for the Upper Peninsula

Funds Made Available Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. WASHINGTON, DC - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both D-Mich., today announced three recovery grants designed to improve public housing for seniors and disabled individuals in three communities in the Upper Peninsula. The funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Facilities in Ironwood, Laurium and Sault Sainte Marie will receive the grants.

Cameron County Housing Authority Receives $539k

WASHINGTON, DC - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27) announced more than $530,000 in funding to renovate public housing units in the Cameron County Housing Authority from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

More Than 8,000 New Yorkers Have Taken Advantage of the Credit, Saving Nearly $4...

Washington, DC - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand co-sponsored legislation today that would extend the $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers for another six months.

Global Green USA Announces Conversion Of Largest Poultry Plant In Us To Recyclable And...

New York, NY - September 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Global USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery announced a key milestone today in its goal of achieving 100% recyclable wholesale packaging through Hunt’s Point Distribution Center, the largest food distribution center in the world.

Affordable housing developments to receive stimulus funding from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency

COLUMBUS, OH - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Efforts to stimulate and revitalize neighborhoods across Ohio are being aided through the distribution of funds announced by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA).

Affordable Home in Richmond, Va., Earns Green Certification

Washington, D.C. - September 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new "workforce housing" home built by First Richmond Associates is the first home in the Richmond, Va., metro area to achieve certification under the National Green Building Standard.

DED issues call for proposals for rental housing projects using CDBG disaster funding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development is requesting proposals for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in areas of the state affected by weather related disasters during 2008. Only proposals for affordable rental housing projects may be submitted in this application process.

Foster Announces More Than $2 Million for Kane County Housing Programs

Grants to Create Jobs and Expand Supply of Decent, Affordable Housing. Washington, DC - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Bill Foster (IL-14) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Kane County with two different grants, a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) worth $1,210,514 and a HOME program grant worth $805,428

Miami Woman Sentenced in Connection with $1 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael J. Folmar, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that defendant Adriana Cruz, 27, of Miami, was sentenced by United States District Judge Alan S. Gold on September 18, 2009, for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in the granting of two fraudulent home equity loans totaling approximately $1 million

Kratovil Signs onto Family Farm Preservation and Conservation Estate Tax Act

Legislation will help protect family farms from the estate tax. September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Frank Kratovil signed on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 3524, the Family Farm Preservation and Conservation Estate Tax Act. This bill will exempt farms and ranches from Federal estate taxes after death of the owner for as long as the property stays in the family and it continues to operate as a farm. The legislation also exempts landowners who have placed their land in a conservation easement from paying the estate tax as long as it persists in that capacity.

Rumana Says Corzine’s Silence On Affordable Housing Will Have Loud Repercussions

Trenton, NJ - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jon Corzine’s silence in the aftermath of last month’s state Supreme Court ruling that would force towns to alter zoning laws to accommodate affordable housing even after they have met their quota to provide low and moderate income housing will have severe consequences throughout towns in New Jersey said Assemblyman Scott Rumana today.

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in August 2009

ORLANDO, FL - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida’s existing home sales rose in August – marking a full calendar year (12 months) that sales activity increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.Existing home sales rose 28 percent last month with a total of 13,850 homes sold statewide compared to 10,813 homes sold in August 2008, according to Florida Realtors. The state association also reported a 45 percent increase in last month’s statewide sales of existing condos compared to the previous year’s sales figure

Housing Production Slips Again in August, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Demand for new homes slipped again in August, a decline California homebuilders attributed to the discontinuation of the successful state homebuyer tax credit program, the California Building Industry Association announced today.

Groundbreaking at Augusta Greentree Apartments

AUGUSTA - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Groundbreaking ceremonies for the rehab of the Greentree Apartments in Augusta, one of the first housing developments in the country to receive funding under the Exchange portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will occur at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (September 24) at 45 New England Road

Suozzi Announces Grant To Prevent Homelessness In Nassau County

MINEOLA, NY - September 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi today announced that the County has received a grant totaling $6,458,35.00 that will provide rental assistance, housing relocation, and stabilization services for families and individuals during the economic crisis.

DMH Awarded SAMHSA Grant to Help End Homeless for Vermonter’s With Mental

BURLINGTON, VT - September 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Vermont Department of Mental Health is pleased to announce a new grant award from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help end homelessness for Vermonters with mental illnesses.

DMH Awarded SAMHSA Grant to Help End Homeless for Vermonter’s With Mental

BURLINGTON, VT - September 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Vermont Department of Mental Health is pleased to announce a new grant award from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help end homelessness for Vermonters with mental illnesses.

Congressman Reyes Announces $8.25 Million Competitive Federal Grant For El Paso Housing Authority

Washington, DC - September 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award a $8,248,000 competitive federal grant to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP).

Titus Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - September 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s Third District voted today to extend unemployment benefits for Nevadans who are still finding it difficult to find work during the economic recession.

Titus Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - September 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s Third District voted today to extend unemployment benefits for Nevadans who are still finding it difficult to find work during the economic recession.

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