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2013-08-07 23:24:40

A public-private partnership with AHD, Equity Management, Share Our Strength, and Prince George's County Public Schools has created a solution for hungry children at Penn Mar Apartments in Forestville, MD. Children have been receiving free, daily lunches on days when they are not in summer school. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Children who receive free and reduced price school breakfasts and lunches often face an increased risk of hunger in the summer months. A public-private...

2013-07-31 12:29:02

Top Projects in Portland, Maine and Austin, Texas COLUMBIA, Md., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) announced today the winning proposals of the Lowering the Cost of Housing Competition, an effort to support and highlight new approaches to achieving high-quality, lower-cost affordable housing for diverse populations. The Bayside Anchor development program, of Portland, Maine, captured the top...

2013-07-19 23:21:24

Steven Winter Associates' multifamily project, The Hegeman Residence, received a Building Brooklyn Award, presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at the 13th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards™. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) (swinter.com) is pleased to announce the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce selected one of the firm’s recent multifamily projects, The Hegeman Residence, to receive a Building Brooklyn Award. The 13th Annual Building...

2013-07-19 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY14 Transportation-HUD (THUD) spending bill with bi-partisan support on June 27. The measure provides $3.150 billion for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula grants and $1.0 billion for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program grants. The CDBG Coalition, consisting of national interest groups representing local elected officials, community development practitioners,...

2013-07-19 12:23:18

HUD FAIR HOUSING RULE MAY OFFER NEW TOOLS FOR ENDING SEGREGATED HOUSING PATTERNS AND COMBATING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today issued a draft rule that has the potential to improve HUD's enforcement of the Fair Housing Act's mandate to address segregated housing patterns and promote diverse, inclusive communities. The proposed rule implements the section of the Fair Housing...

2013-07-12 23:20:27

M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC discusses housing options for individuals with disabilities in their latest blogs, and offers planning service that helps individuals plan for future housing needs for family members with disabilities. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC, feels that one of the largest challenges facing adults with disabilities in America today is the lack of appropriate, affordable housing for individuals with disabilities. The...

2013-07-12 16:22:45

Newly renovated affordable housing communities provide safe and affordable housing for Washington State seniors CENTRALIA, Wash., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy Housing Northwest and its funding partners celebrated on Wednesday the completion of a multi-million dollar rural housing preservation initiative in Thurston and Lewis Counties. The results include full renovation and energy efficiency upgrades of 92 affordable senior apartments in three southwest Washington communities....

2013-07-10 08:29:32

Union pension capital is invested in green retrofits, LEED construction WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced today that it has invested more than $1 billion to date in environmentally sustainable development and energy-saving rehabilitation work through its Green Jobs Initiative. Investments by the HIT and its subsidiary, Building America CDE, have generated over 13,600 jobs for union construction workers while...

2013-07-09 00:20:20

Study Explores Link between Green Standards in Affordable Housing Development and Improved Health Outcomes in New York City, Cleveland and San Francisco NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise), a national leader in affordable housing, is conducting a longitudinal study designed to explore improvements in objective and self-reported health parameters, overall quality of life and healthcare use among residents of affordable...

2013-07-04 23:04:22

Harvard Report Reveals Housing Becoming Unaffordable for More Americans Summit, NJ (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 This July 4th brings good news in housing. Home prices are rising, sales are brisk, new housing starts are up and those “under water” or in foreclosure are declining in number. Lost in the plethora of good news, however, is the fact that a record 20.5 million U.S. households are now paying more than one half of their income for housing alone. These “severely cost burdened”...