Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Apartment watch

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

HUD makes record $2.3 billion available to support thousands of local homeless programs

In a continuing effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today is making a record $2.3 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs...

The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation awards $1 million in college scholarships

​​​​​​It was the urban farm in her Legends South community that first sparked Gertrude’s interest in horticulture and the idea that gardening could be therapeutic. Three years later, Gertrude, 56, will be heading to Oakton Community...

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on President Trump’s Housing Affordability Executive Order

Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., attended today's signing ceremony at the White House and issued the following statement after President Trump signed...

HUD charges New York housing providers with discriminating against resident with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is charging a New York property owner and manager with housing discrimination. HUD alleges that James W. Ray Jr., Jim Ray Homes, Inc.,...

Remarks by Secretary Ben Carson Ginnie Mae Summit 2019

As prepared for delivery. Acknowledgments; Introduction Thank you, Maren. We are very fortunate to have you leading this great agency. Maren has done a tremendous job, and HUD is grateful for her steady hand at the...

Nearly 700 builders shine a spotlight on housing affordability in Hill Visits

Nearly 700 builders from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill today for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2019 Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will increase the production of quality,...

Builders call on Congress to address housing affordability challenges

As the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) celebrates National Homeownership Month in June, builders are urging Congress to address America's housing affordability challenges. "Removing regulatory barriers that contribute to the increased costs of housing will pave the...

Remarks by Secretary Carson at the Innovative Housing Showcase Opening Kickoff

As prepared for delivery. The speaker may add or subtract comments during his presentation. Welcome, everyone, to the inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase! My ride this morning was a 3D-printed car – a 3D-Printed Utility Vehicle (PUV),...

Confidence in apartment and condo housing sectors weakens in first quarter of 2019

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two...

NMHC unveils Housing Affordability Toolkit to help guide the affordability solutions discussion

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) announced the release of an all-new Housing Affordability Toolkit, which is intended to help guide discussions regarding specific housing affordability policies, tools, and incentives. A growing number of families—at...

HUD awards $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from 2018 disasters

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and...

California Assembly passes innovative legislation to enable landlords and tenants to assist persons at...

Today, the California State Assembly voted 75 - 0 to pass Assembly Bill (AB) 1188, authored by Assembly member Jesse Gabriel (D – San Fernando Valley), which would make it easier for both landlords...

DC program causing chaos at Class A apartment community

Sedgwick Gardens is a historic landmark in a high-priced neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reported. But in the past two years, it has also come to play home to a number...

Barriers worsen housing affordability

The National Apartment Association (NAA) released its study “U.S. Barriers to Apartment Construction Index” which examines factors which make construction more difficult in 29 United States metros. Albuquerque was the city with the fewest...

Daryl Carter makes the case for housing to be part of infrastructure legislation

Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) on today’s Congressional testimony before the House Financial Services Committee by Daryl Carter, former Chairman of NMHC and Chairman and CEO...
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