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City Breaks Ground on Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $3.8 million Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Construction will stretch from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road in New Orleans East.

First 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction Earns $1.194 Million

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that the first of two 2017 unclaimed property auctions, held Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, earned $1.194 million. All of the auction’s nearly 48,000 individual items sold, and the highest grossing individual auction item was a 14k gold ring with a 4.02-carat European cut diamond that sold for $11,500.

Ross and Cohen Reintroduce Bipartisan Housing Accountability Act

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) today reintroduced the bipartisan Housing Accountability Act to hold property owners of low-income housing accountable for poor living conditions. This legi...

Reps. Royce and Moore Introduce Bipartisan GSE Reform Bill to Stabilize Housing Market

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI), introduced H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act, legislation requiring the GSEs to increase credit risk transfers (CRT) with the private sector.

Congressman Sherman Introduces Resolution to Preserve the Dream of Homeownership

Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution expressing support for the home mortgage interest and property tax deductions. Reps. Sherman and King were joined by Representatives Nanette Barragan (D-CA)...

Chandler Museum’s Trivia Night returns to The Ostrich on Aug. 15

The Chandler Museum and The Ostrich Bar once again are hosting Trivia Night with Arizona Hipstorian Marshall Shore from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Now a quarterly mainstay in Downtown Chandler, this fun evening of trivia brings a little heated c...

CHA continues “Year of the Senior” with annual Senior Music Fest series Today

More than 500 seniors are expected to attend the first of two Senior Summer Music Festivals sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., today, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Ada S. McKinley Apartments, 661 E. 69th St

“Housing Stabilizes Communities and Powers Our Economy” Campaign Kicks Off This Summer Ahead of...

CHACE (Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement), a statewide campaign to raise awareness during Virginia’s 2017 election season of housing as the platform for family stability and economic vitality, launched today in coordination with the Housing Week of Action, a nationwide effort sponsored by Our Homes, Our Voices

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN OMNI NY AND PARTNERS TO BREAK GROUND ON A NEW 154-UNIT...

>Representatives from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined Omni New York LLC and project partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Morris II affordable housing development located at 2956 Park Avenue in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx

NYCEDC Announces 450,000-Square-Foot Office Building and School in Downtown Brooklyn

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the sale of 420 Albee Square to JEMB Realty Corporation (JEMB). The development at 420 Albee Square, which was recently unveiled by JEMB as One Willoughby Square (One Willoughby), ...

State Announces Opening of Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth in Yonkers

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced the opening of a $3.2 million housing development for homeless youth in Yonkers. The Bruce Avenue Youth (BAY) House, operated by Westhab, Inc., provides four units and 16 ...

Upton Statement on Committee Passage of Legislation to Modernize Nation’s Water Infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce advanced H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act, by a unanimous vote

Dingell Legislation to Improve Transparency, Increase Consumer Reports on Drinking Water Approved by House...

The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to make consumer confidence reports on drinking water quality more frequent and easier for every American to understand. Th...

Durbin, Grassley, Duckworth, Bost Press HUD OIG To Complete Investigation Into Cairo Housing Crisis

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL-12) today called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to complete its investigation into the mismanagement at the Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) in Cairo, Illinois as soon as possible and make its findings public. In a bipartisan letter to Acting Inspector General Helen Albert, the members warned that while the OIG’s investigation is ongoing, hundreds of tenants in Cairo are being forced out of their housing units due to years of negligence and mismanagement by ACHA administrators.

City to Break Ground on Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State officials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $3.8 million Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Construction will stretch from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road in New Orleans...

Rep. Peters Votes to Advance Drinking Water Safety Reforms that Include his Water Security...

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in the Energy and Commerce Committee to advance the Drinking Water Systems Improvement Act, a comprehensive update to the Safe Drinking Water Act that authorizes $8 billion over five years for drinking water ...

Grijalva, McCain, Flake and McSally Call on International Boundary and Water Commission to Repair...

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) released the following joint-statement after joining Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake in sending a letter to the Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), asking what the IBWC’s plans are to address a dangerous break in the Nogales International Outfall Interceptor.

U.S. REP. MCSALLY APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE, FULLY FUNDING S. AZ...

U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement on the Make America Secure Appropriations Act which the House passed today by a vote of 235—192. This national security appropriations package includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, and the legislative branch.

ADOT-sponsored Construction Academy provides gateway to careers

Thirty-one individuals seeking a hand up obtained entry-level positions as flaggers on construction projects, paying $13 to $19 per hour, thanks to free training provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation

North Carolina Bill to Expand Solar Development Signed into Law

Governor Roy Cooper signed NC House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina into law. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

KTGY Architecture + Planning Brings Modern Design with Stunning Views to The Cliffs Village...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning reports that the firm’s residential designs at two brand new neighborhoods by Toll Brothers in The Cliffs village of Summerlin, Granite Heights and Ironwood, have been selling at a brisk pace. Ironwood opened their models on June 8, 2017, and they have already sold 16 homes. The models at Granite Heights opened a week later, and the team has had 14 sales to date.

North Shore and Barrington Area Housing Market Show Growth

As the second quarter of 2017 ends, the North Shore-Barrington housing market shows an increase in new listings, median and average sales prices. Housing data for June also shows continued growth for closed sales and houses under contract, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

Inland Lake Beach Water Quality Monitoring Grants Awarded; New testing method to be used

Seven local governments will soon be using a new, rapid testing method known as quantitative polymerase chain reaction that counts the DNA of E. coli in a water sample thanks to grants provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $1.5 Million In Brownfields Funding For Nine Projects

Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $1.5 million in Brownfields Redevelopment Fund awards to support the environmental assessment and cleanup of contaminated and challenging sites across the Commonwealth.

$241,401 Judgment Obtained in Alleged Mortgage Scam

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office obtained a $241,401 judgment against Mortgage Relief Solutions, Inc. and its owner, Eric David Brown. The judgment also prohibits Mortgage Relief Solutions and Eric Brown from engaging in mortgage or ...

Calmwater Capital Originates $7.6 Million Loan for WSU Student Housing

Calmwater Capital, a leading national direct real estate lender, has provided $7.6 million in senior debt to Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC to acquire and upgrade a student housing complex near Washington State University. The 184-bed pr...

DOTD to hold public meeting for I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be hosting an open-forum public meeting on August 3, 2017 for State Project No. H.003931, the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

Rep. Calvert Praises National Security Funding Bill

Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act. H.R. 3219 includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, an...

House Passes Brownley-Napolitano Amendment Supporting California Ports and Harbors

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to an FY 2018 appropriations bill (H.R. 3219) offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-El Monte) that would ensure California’s ports and harbors receive a fair share of funds for port and harbor infrastructure.

Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced to Prison for Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure...

After being convicted at trial, a Northern California real estate investor was sentenced today for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions, the Department of Justice announced.

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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 ...