HUD: University of Maryland Wins HUD 2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team from University of Maryland as the winners of HUD’s sixth annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The University of Maryland team was one of four finalists to design a new mixed-use development for […]

CFPB: Symposia Series Announced to Explore Consumer Protections

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger announced a symposia series exploring consumer protections in today’s dynamic financial services marketplace. The series is aimed at stimulating a proactive and transparent dialogue to assist the Bureau in its policy development process, including possible future rulemakings. During each symposium, the Bureau […]

FEMA: Survivors in Two Additional Iowa Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Residents of Pottawattamie and Shelby counties now can apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the severe storms and flooding that began March 12. They join five counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Woodbury.  FEMA disaster assistance for homeowners […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky

FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 6 to March 10, 2019. Federal funding is available to commonwealth and […]

HUD: White House and HUD Publish Opportunity Zone Implementation Plan

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council (“Council”) today published its Implementation Plan, outlining to President Donald J. Trump a detailed work plan for how the Council—chaired by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson—will accomplish the goals specified in Executive Order 13583 of December 12, […]

HUD: Additional $15 Million Awarded to Fight Housing Discrimination

Grants to support and promote fair housing nationwide To help end housing discrimination, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $15 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation’s landmark Fair Housing Act (see grant chart below). […]

EDA: $2.2 Million Invested to Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades in South Sioux City, NE

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to the city of South Sioux City, Nebraska, to construct a 2.5 million-gallon water storage tank to be used by the expanding Roth Industrial Park. According to grantee estimates, […]

EDA: $712,000 Invested to Make Critical Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Serve Business Community in Monticello, KY

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $712,000 grant to the city of Monticello, Kentucky, to construct sewer infrastructure needed to serve existing businesses and attract new businesses to the region. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to retain 505 jobs and […]