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Things to watch, what to know, in your apartment operation

HUD awards nearly $2.2 billion to local homeless programs

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will...

California REALTORS urge legislature to act swiftly on SB 50 before January 31 deadline

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) issued the following statement on Sen. Scott Wiener’s Senate Bill 50, which would help address the state’s urgent housing shortage and affordability crisis: “The California Association of Realtors’ 200,000 real estate professionals...

HUD issues improved Fair Housing rule

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their...

NMHC and NAA applaud Congress and the administration on highlighting rental housing industry

NMHC and NAA applaud congressional leaders and the Administration for negotiating in good faith and securing an agreement that addresses a number of substantial issues facing the rental housing industry, especially housing affordability. Today’s spending...
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Midwest real estate experts preview 2020 multifamily trends

As the industry enters a new decade, concerns about a recession and oversupply in the U.S. multifamily market seem to be in most investors’ rearview mirrors. Instead, as noted in the recent U.S. Multifamily...

New guide provides answers to common code questions

A new guide co-published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) helps industry professional navigate the 2018 International Residential Code. Available through BuilderBooks, NAHB's publishing arm, the 2018...

Holiday hitchhikers: Keeping pests out of homes this season

The holiday season, a time for family, fun and festivities, is here. If you're not careful, unwanted hitchhikers—pests—may be celebrating the holidays alongside you and your family. Orkin Pest Control has tips for keeping...

American Ventures CEO reveals science behind multifamily & commercial real estate

Shravan Parsi, founder and CEO of multifamily and commercial real estate investment company, American Ventures, today announced the publication of The Science of the Deal™: The DNA of Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate. A pharmaceutical...

Most home building in Millennial areas

The majority of single-family and multifamily housing production in the nation is occurring in counties with the greatest concentration of millennials. However, in a warning sign that the housing affordability crisis persists and more...

HUD issues request for information on eliminating regulatory barriers to affordable housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws, regulations, land use requirements, and administrative practices that artificially...

HUD awards more than $130 million to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to approximately 15,363 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities. Secretary...

EIG launches interactive map highlighting innovative Opportunity Zone activity across the country

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) launched the Opportunity Zones Activity Map, an online portal highlighting some of the most innovative and impactful publicly-announced developments catalyzed in the early stages of this new policy. This...

HUD reaches settlement with California housing providers accused of disability discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has reached a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with housing providers in San Diego, Sacramento and Oceanside, CA, settling allegations that they violated the...

FHA releases 2019 annual report to Congress

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2019 Annual Report to Congress on the economic condition of the agency’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund). FHA reports that at the end of Fiscal Year...

Trump administration announces continued decline in veteran homelessness

During a press conference at Harbor Homes in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national...
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