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In Eaton, Portman Calls Recovery Home for Women “A Model Facility”

Senator Portman visited the Sojourner Recovery Services residential women’s facility in Eaton, Ohio. Sojourner’s Eaton facility opened last year and serves as a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction and mental health service provider. Portman toured the facility and met with courageous women working to get their lives back on track as well as those on the front lines helping them overcome their addictions.

STANDING AT NYCHA APARTMENTS, SCHUMER & “NO CUTS COALITION” HOUSING ADVOCATES HAMMER PROPOSED $6...

Standing in Chelsea at NYCHA apartments, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer local housing advocates from the newly-formed “No Cuts Coalition” and NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye today voiced their strong opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to cut $6 billion from the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which would directly hit New York City. Schumer and the advocates will launch a new push against these cuts, which include an estimated 68 percent reduction in HUD’s public housing capital fund and estimated 13 percent reduction in HUD’s public housing operating fund.

ONENYC: MAYOR ANNOUNCES ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OF 500TH PROPERTY AND ACHIEVEMENT OF 75% OF GOAL

To kick off Earth week, today Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the completion of environmental remediation on the 500th tax lot under NYC oversight since his administration began in 2014, achieving 75% of his OneNYC cleanup goal 18 months ahead of schedu...

Northern California Real Estate Investor Convicted of Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A federal jury convicted real estate investor Glenn Guillory for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions held in Contra Costa County, California, the Department of Justice announced today

Attorney General Becerra Intervenes in Lawsuit To Defend Energy Efficiency Standards

Building on his recent actions to protect federal energy efficiency standards, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with the California Energy Commission and six Attorneys General, filed a motion late yesterday to intervene in a lawsuit in order...

Davis, State Rep. Bourne Tour Historic Route 66

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) made stops at businesses and other historical Route 66 locations in Edwardsville, Livingston, Litchfield,...

Senator Markey Blasts NRC for Granting Exemptions to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Critical...

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for agreeing to exempt Entergy, the licensee of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, from requirements to imp...

NYC DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER MARIA TORRES-SPRINGER & BFC PARTNERS TOUR...

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today led a tour of North Shore Plaza in Staten Island with Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo and the graduating class of HPD Code Enforcement inspectors. They will be joined by Don Capoccia, principal of BFC Partners, which has worked with HPD to rehabilitate and preserve affordability at the four-building complex since acquiring it in 2014 in partnership with K&R Preservation.

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies

To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care by going phosphorus free, using native plants and grasses, and reducing fertilizer use...

Urban Redevelopment Authority Board Set to Vote on Lead Service Line Replacement, Land Bank...

The Board of Directors of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is set to vote on four key initiatives today. Today, the Board will vote on expanding its previously approved loan program for replacing lead service lines to make it even ...

Gillibrand, with 41 Senate Colleagues, Urges Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD...

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, with 41 Senate colleagues, urged federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.

New Jersey Future, New Jersey Builders Release New Guide to Green Stormwater Management

At the Atlantic Builders’ Convention today, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) jointly released a new Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide. The guide is designed to help developers answer basic questions about green infrastructure, including what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. It includes case studies, side-by-side site plan comparisons and interactive decision-making tools.

Congressional Building Trades Caucus Launches Infrastructure Series

Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV) hosted a meeting of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus to discuss infrastructure issues and review the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which rated America’s infrastructure a D+.

Pending Sales Increases Continue from Busy Winter into the Spring Market

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the spring market is off to a good start with pending sales up over six percent from this time last year. Pending sales have been up 48 of the last 49 months. Condominiums put under agreement also saw a hike over last year, with an increase of over 14 percent from 2016.

Seniors to Receive More Than $130,000 in Settlement With Insurance Agent and Mortgage Broker...

Massachusetts seniors will receive more than $130,000 in refunds as a result of a settlement with a mortgage broker, its employee and an insurance agent that resolves claims they induced elderly clients to take out reverse mortgages and invest the proc...

QUIGLEY VISITS NEW REMSA ELMHURST FACILITY

CHICAGO – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), joined leaders from Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) as part of his “Mike on the Move” initiative. The visit included a tour of the company’s new Elmhurst facility and a discussion about

MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES RETAIL ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS BANNED FROM CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY PROPERTIES

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones Jr. and the Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Samantha Fields to announce all retail electric suppliers are banned from sol...

Durbin, Duckworth Statement On HUD Plans To Offer Vouchers To Residents Of Distressed Public...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would make housing vouchers available to residents of the Elmwood and McBride housing ...

Atlanta REALTORS® Association Celebrates 2016 Top Producers

Presenters at the Atlanta REALTORS® Association's Annual Top Producers Gala, held March 18, 2017, included (l-r): Jean Rawls, Scott Askew, Charlotte Sears, Ro Preisinger, David Tufts, Glennis Beacham, Bill Rawlings, Dan Forsman, Jenni Bonura, and Lisa Johnson.

Sales activity versus available inventory drive Orlando’s supply of homes to its lowest point...

Buyer activity during the month of March pushed the supply of homes available for purchase in Orlando to just 2.48 months’ worth, the lowest since May of 2013 and swinging the market pendulum further towards favoring sellers. Housing economists consider six months of supply to indicate a market that is balanced between buyers and sellers.

Lake County issues countywide burn ban

The Lake County Public Safety Department has issued a countywide burn ban due to extremely dry weather conditions increasing the probability of wildfires. In accordance with County Code 10.5-75, the ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been s...

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson and HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tour Liberty Square Housing Complex

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) joined Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for a tour of the Liberty Square housing complex on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Secretary Carson’s two-day visit to Miami was part of a national listening tour he is conducting to learn first-hand about the public’s experiences with and concerns about affordable housing.

Housing Appropriations Chair Diaz-Balart and HUD Secretary Carson Visit South Florida Housing Programs

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today welcomed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to South Florida as the Secretary continues his listenin...

C.A.R. Business Products now offers 3D home tour technology exclusively to REALTORS®

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), through its C.A.R. Business Products division, has signed a partnership with 3D home tour provider immoviewer, to help REALTORS® easily create virtual property tours and boost their business

Pelosi Remarks at Hunters View Community Commemoration Ceremony

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen and community leaders to honor the newly opened Hunters View Community Housing. Below is a transcript of the Leader’s remarks

Valadao Releases Statement on Updated Water Allocation

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced an update to the 2017 water allocation for San Joaquin Valley agricultural service contractors who receive water through the Central Valley Project (CVP).

Congressman Sherman Introduces Legislation to Provide Consumer Protections to Homeowners that ‘Go Green’

Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) in introducing legislation to increase transparency for homeowners who take out loans to make environmentall...

DWR Awards Contract for Oroville Spillways Repair

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today awarded a contract to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., for repair work on Oroville Dam’s spillways. Repairs are scheduled to begin immediately to have the system operational by November 1, the traditional start of the winter rainy season.

April is Fair Housing Month: Fair Housing Equals Opportunity

Each year in April, REALTORS®® join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and rest of the nation in recognizing April as Fair Housing Month. On April 11, 1968, 49 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark U.S. Fair Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1968, which strives to ensure equal housing opportunity for all and prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and family status.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of PNC Bank Ground Lease

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant PNC Bank Ground Lease located at 6616 Crossings Drive SE in Walker, Michigan (Grand Rapids MSA) for $1,490,000.

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As spring weather sets in, some shoreland property owners in Northern Wisconsin are discovering Mother Nature has changed the look of their waterfront due to shifting ice over the winter months