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HUD APPROVES DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CALIFORNIA FAIR HOUSING GROUP AND MARIN COUNTY LANDLORD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement between a Northern California fair housing organization and the owners and managers of two apartment complexes in Greenbrae, California. The agreement resolves alle...

Cincinnati Amends Environmental Covenant For MetroWest Commerce Park Property

The city of Cincinnati has received an amended covenant not to sue for the MetroWest Commerce Park property under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after extending the area around the property where ground water use is restricted.

Graves Statement on HUD’s Flood Recovery Waivers

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) issued the following statement today after the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) provided the state of Louisiana some flexibility with respect to how federal disaster relief funding can be spent in response...

Grand Opening of VITAE, a New Modern Home Community in Costa Mesa

The countdown to the grand opening has begun for VITAE, a collection of 20 detached single-family homes in the heart of Costa Mesa, developed by Newport Beach-based Planet Home Living and designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning of Irvine. KTGY and Planet Home Living have partnered on many successful small-lot communities around the greater Los Angeles area. VITAE is Planet Home Living’s newest community in Orange County. To date, the interest list for VITAE has nearly 170 homebuyers and continues to grow.

EPA Renews Permit for Point Loma Plant, Paves Way for Landmark Pure Water Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today renewed(link is external) a special five-year permit for ocean discharges from the City’s Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant that will ensure water quality remains high and give a boost to San Diego’s innovative water recycling program.

Grant Awarded for West Texas Infrastructure Project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved grant funding this week to repair the Presidio International Rail Bridge and South Orient Railroad, which extends from Presidio to San Angelo. With this funding, Presidio can continue serve as a pillar of Texas trade, benefitting both the border region and the State’s economy. U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-Texas) championed this initiative to TxDOT and local officials to ensure the line’s rehabilitation and improved operations, and safety.

June Market Report

Memphis-area home sales for June increased 4.2 percent from a year ago, with 1,887 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®MAARdata property records database. Sales were up 6.1 percent from May when there were 1,779 total sales. Average sales price from June-to-June was up 1.6 percent, at $186,626. Inventory increased 1.7 percent, with 4,777 units listed for sale. Year-to-Date sales volume was up 13.3 percent at $1.53 billion.

Senators Scott, Warner Champion Homeownership for the “Credit Invisible”

In a bipartisan effort to help more everyday Americans achieve homeownership, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced legislation to include some of the 26 million “credit invisible” individuals in the housing market.

Most Displaced Residents of Hyndman Borough Allowed to Return Home

Governor Tom Wolf today thanked the residents of Hyndman Borough and those responders that helped them stay safe, as most were informed today they could return to their homes following Wednesday’s train derailment and fire.

Donnelly, Toomey, Peters, Cotton, Manchin Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Affordable Manufactured Housing

Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect the ability of manufactured home customers to buy, sell, and refinance homes, while maintaining important consumer protections. Donnelly said, “As Hoosier families

New Illinois Condo Owner’s Handbook Now Available Online

Illinois condominium owners now have a comprehensive, educational guide at their fingertips thanks to a recently compiled handbook by the Illinois Condominium and Common Interest Community (CCIC) Ombudsperson, Adrienne Levatino. The Condo Unit Owner’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook provides an unbiased, objective look at Illinois law governing condominium unit owners and marks the kick-off of the Ombudsperson’s educational program aimed at informing condo owners of their rights and responsibilities.

Pallone Calls On Trump to Keep Promise to American People and Act on Infrastructure...

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to fulfill his past promises to invest heavily in our nation’s infrastructure. The President has often called for over $1 trillion in investments in our infrastructure, yet no steps have been taken to make this commitment a reality. President Trump has instead taken steps to cut necessary projects and repairs that provide this country – and New Jersey, specifically – with clean water, effective transportation, and job opportunities

Stefanik Announces Northern Border Regional Commission Infrastructure Development Grants

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced a series of Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grants totaling $1.75 million for infrastructure projects around New York’s 21st Congressional District.

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN RADSON DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION OF 54-UNITS...

Representatives from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined Radson Development, Citi Community Capital, and project partners today for a ribbon-cutti...

CONGRESSMAN ENGEL’S OFFICES ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN

Congressman Eliot Engel and the Coalition for the Homeless are again teaming-up to help New York City's homeless children get ready for school with "Project: Back to School," a drive to collect school supplies for the thousands of school age children l...

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Manufactured Housing Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Margaret Burns of Detroit and Patti Schaefer of Eagle to the Manufactured Housing Commission. The commission establishes uniform policies related to all phases of manufactured housing, business manuf...

Pittsburgh gets $600,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants to assess properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $600,000 in brownfields grants to Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC). The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in and around Pittsburgh that may be contaminated with hazardous or petroleum substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped.

Donnelly, Toomey, Peters, Cotton, Manchin Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Affordable Manufactured Housing

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect the ability of manufactured home customers to buy, sell, and refinance homes, while maintaining important consumer protections.

Second-Best June in Miami Real Estate History

Miami’s single-family home market continued its strong selling pace by registering its second-most June transactions in history, and the $1 million-plus luxury sales segment rose for both single-family homes and condominiums, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints John McKay to Citizens Board of Governors

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced the appointment of John M. McKay to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors.

Couple Sent to Prison for Scheme to Steal HUD Funds Intended for the Cotton...

Patrick C. Harris, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division, and Phyllis G. Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—Office of Inspector General, announced today that Chief United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Rhonda Williams, 50, and her husband, Gary Williams, 59, both of Des Arc, Arkansas, to prison for their role in a scheme to steal money intended for use by the Cotton Plant Housing Authority

EPA Backs Maryland Plan to Improve Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has approved and helped fund a $303 million plan by Maryland to implement 36 clean water projects, including a series of major improvements to control stormwater and enhance wastewater infrast...

EPA Announces Michigan Can Forgive Flint’s Past Drinking Water Debt

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concurred with the State of Michigan’s plans to forgive $20.7 million in past Drinking Water State Revolving Fund debt owed by the City of Flint. Taking this step is in line with the May 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Trump and will help Flint, the state, and EPA continue working together to protect public health and improve the city’s water system.

CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees, Preston Fetrow, Kirk Brummer and NRP-West Team Complete Sale of...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees and Senior Vice Presidents, Preston Fetrow and Kirk Brummer announced today that they, in conjunction with the National Retail Partners – West (NRP-West) team, completed the sale of Riverlakes Village, a 92,212-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in the city of Bakersfield, Calif.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased Family Dollar

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Family Dollar located at 1105 Tulsa Avenue in Kansas, Oklahoma for $975,000.

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of New Two-Tenant Retail Property in Foothill Ranch, Calif....

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of a new two-tenant retail building occupied by Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins Drive-Thru and MOD Pizza at 26722 Portola Parkway in Foothill Ranch, Calif. The 4,150-square-foot pad building is part of Foothill Ranch Towne Centre

Southwest Kansas Weatherization Program will have New Service Providers

A twenty- five county region in southwest Kansas will be split and will receive new service providers for the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program this month. The region had been served by Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. for the previous 9 years.

NYCEDC Announces Plan to Bring First of its Kind Industrial-Commercial-Residential Project to Long Island...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced a plan to transform two City-owned sites on the Long Island City waterfront into a groundbreaking mixed-use project that combines industrial and commercial office with residential ...

Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan Effort to Increase Housing Stability for Foster Youth Aging Out...

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined several of his colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation that aims to help youth aging out of foster care with their housing needs. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act would grant priority prefere...

Rush Introduces Three Bills to Address Key Issue Areas

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced three new bills that focus on key issues of the energy sector, credit reporting and home loan lenders. Rush introduced H.R. 3540, the Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2017, H.R. 3538, the Mortgage S...

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Total Household Debt Increases, Driven by Mortgage, Auto and Credit Card...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases ...