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Stefanik, Kilmer Introduce Broadband for All Act

Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced the Broadband for All Act. The bill creates refundable tax credits for businesses and groups of people who team up to build the infrastructure that connects them to the country’s existing rural broadband service.

FISCAL 2019 REAL ESTATE and PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS

FY 2019 first quarter Real Estate and Personal property tax bills will be due on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. Bills were mailed to all property owners on June 30th, and include both the August payment stub and the November stub (due on November 1, 2018).

ORRA HOUSING MARKET REPORT – JUNE 2018

The inventory of homes available for purchase in the Orlando area displayed its greatest percentage of decrease yet in 2018, contributing to a second consecutive month of slower sales. However, buyer demand is continuing to boost the area’s median price.

ORRA HOUSING MARKET REPORT – JUNE 2018

The inventory of homes available for purchase in the Orlando area displayed its greatest percentage of decrease yet in 2018, contributing to a second consecutive month of slower sales. However, buyer demand is continuing to boost the area’s median price.

HOUSE PASSES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS ACT

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6147, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

New Report: NJ Stuck as Sixth Most Expensive Place to Rent

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent (FMR) in New Jersey, renters need to earn $28.17 per hour. This is NJ’s 2018 Housing Wage, revealed in a national report released today. The report, Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing, was jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

YOUR KEY TO NYC: MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES LARGEST YEAR FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION...

Mayor de Blasio today announced that his administration financed 32,116 affordable homes last year, breaking the all-time record previously set by former Mayor Ed Koch in 1989 of 25,243 units. The City also broke the record for the most new constructio...

Boston Gang Member Sentenced for Distributing Drugs in and Around Public Housing Development

A Heath Street gang member was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for distributing drugs in and around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Javonte Robinson, a/k/a “Biggie,” and “Big Dog,” 21, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young

Rubio, Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Create Affordable Housing Task Force

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Todd Young (R-IN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Angus King (I-ME), Dean Heller (R-NV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which seeks to better understand and respond to America’s affordable housing crisis by creating a bipartisan affordable housing task force

Rubio, Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Create Affordable Housing Task Force

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Todd Young (R-IN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Angus King (I-ME), Dean Heller (R-NV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which seeks to better understand and respond to America’s affordable housing crisis by creating a bipartisan affordable housing task force

Reps. McNerney and Garamendi Offer Amendments to Protect California Water Rights and Ensure Tunnels...

Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09), and John Garamendi (CA-03) offered amendments to H.R. 6147, the Interior and Environment appropriations bills, to remove language that would prohibit state and federal lawsuits against the twin tunnels and to strip l...

Results of Customary and Reasonable Appraisal Fee Survey Are Now Available

Findings from Illinois’ Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey are now available online, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). The voluntary survey of Illinois licensed real estate appraisers began in January with assistance from the Office of Real Estate Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

San Francisco’s Skyline: New Urban Development Projects to Bring the City Into the Future

The TransAmerica Pyramid used to be the tallest building of the Bay City, but the recently inaugurated SalesForce Tower has stolen its title, with its 61-stories and 1,070 feet. This project is only the beginning of a series of infrastructural plans set out to revamp San Francisco’s skyline in the years to come.

A Florida Future Fund Would Upgrade State’s Crumbling Infrastructure, Protect Natural Resources

As a state on the front lines of climate change, Florida needs to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure and invest in innovative energy, transportation, and flood protections to withstand sea-level rise and more extreme weather

A Florida Future Fund Would Upgrade State’s Crumbling Infrastructure, Protect Natural Resources

As a state on the front lines of climate change, Florida needs to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure and invest in innovative energy, transportation, and flood protections to withstand sea-level rise and more extreme weather

Mississippi Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Rig Bids at Public Foreclosure...

Real estate investors Kevin Moore, Chad Nichols, and Terry Tolar pleaded guilty today for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Mississippi, the Department of Justice announced.

Real Estate Investor Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Rigging Bids at Northern...

A real estate investor was sentenced today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. Michael Marr was charged on Nov. 19, 2014, in an indictment ret...

CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SELECTS LARKIN STREET TO RECEIVE $2.5 MILLION

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) selected four California Coalition for Youth members as recipients of the Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing (YE) Program. California has the second highest rate of unsheltered homeless youth in the nation, and the number continues to grow.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on the Bridge Collapse at Florida International University

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the collapse of the pedestrian bridge on FIU’s campus: “My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the victims of the pedestrian bridge collapse and their families.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on the Bridge Collapse at Florida International University

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the collapse of the pedestrian bridge on FIU’s campus: “My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the victims of the pedestrian bridge collapse and their families.

Diaz-Balart Statement on FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the collapse of the FIU Pedestrian Bridge

Diaz-Balart Statement on FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the collapse of the FIU Pedestrian Bridge

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to Modernize America’s Schools

In honor of Public Schools Week, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Investing for Tomorrow’s Schools Act of 2018 to help repair and improve America’s school buildings and public libraries, upgrade broadband infrastructure, and cut energy and maintenance costs.

Rep. Juan Vargas Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fund the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program

Rep. Juan Vargas is leading a bipartisan effort to request funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S. – Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program and the EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, which supports vital programs such as the Border 2020 environmental program. These programs are integral to making improvements on both sides of the border to protect public health and improve wastewater infrastructure

Ways and Means Democrats Question Possibility of Politically-Motivated IRS Overreach

U.S Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and 10 Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner David Kautter requesting an explanation for the agency’s decision to create restrictions on the prepayment of 2017 property taxes that are not included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $125,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CNY FAIR HOUSING, INC. IN SYRACUSE

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $125,000 in federal funding for CNY Fair Housing, Inc. in Syracuse. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair ...

Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

Federal Reverse Mortgage Program Results in Widows Losing Their Homes After Death of Spouse

New information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development demonstrates that widows and widowers are being kicked to the curb after the death of a spouse, due to insufficient guidelines, servicer discretion, and uneven implementation of ...

Former Duson Housing Authority director pleads guilty to stealing more than $110,000

United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that the former Duson Housing Authority director pleaded guilty to stealing more than $110,000 in funds. Patsy Clark, 60, of Duson, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Ha...

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New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides...