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2013-10-10 08:23:48

2-day course on comprehensive, ongoing citizen-supported community redevelopment programs. Helps professionals re-position organizations for fast-growing global renewal industries WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, thousands of new revitalization, regeneration, and redevelopment initiatives are launched at the regional, community, or neighborhood levels. But few have anyone qualified to design or run them. (Logo:...

2013-09-19 12:30:04

Company has become a leader in revitalizing and improving housing standards CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProfitFromRentals.com (PFR), one of Chicago's most respected real estate companies, is creating jobs, improving neighborhoods and providing modern style rental properties in the city's South Chicago region. ProfitFromRentals.com is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in acquiring preservation-worthy residential properties on the South Side, while...

2013-08-19 16:24:11

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Fattah (PA-02) joined with Philadelphia community leaders today to celebrate the dedication of the new Team Vick Field at Hunting Park. The completion of the football field marks the culmination of the three-year Phase One revitalization of the park, located within Fattah's district. Fattah praised the collaboration of the many community members-- lead by the leadership of the Fairmount Park Conservancy,...

2012-11-28 12:25:13

Study Lauds City's Approaches to Prevent Displacement, Push Economic Inclusion SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In decades past, San Francisco earned a notorious reputation for a pricey housing market and urban renewal programs that displaced low-income families and stymied community growth. A new study shows in the last 30 years, the city reversed that trend through advocacy, deliberate policymaking and targeted funding. Released today by the Poverty and Race...

2012-05-29 02:27:51

COLLEGE POINT, N.Y., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In many big cities--including cities throughout New York--there is a desperate need for urban renewal, and more and more citizens are beginning to make demands for it. Mascon Restoration answers that call with a variety of construction services. No matter how great a city is, it cannot sustain its beauty or its cleanliness all on its own, at least not forever. Eventually, the need for urban renovation projects always emerges. The...

2012-04-17 02:30:15

COLLEGE POINT, N.Y., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of continued economic tumult, city and state governments across the country are facing budget cuts. With less funding than usual, many of these municipal governments are making tough decisions about which civic services to reduce or altogether discontinue. In New York City, it is the Parks Department that faces uncertainty, a fact that has many New Yorkers in an uproar. Indeed, the New York Daily News reports that many citizens are...

2008-09-28 00:00:17

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents of an East Hills housing project who have been fighting for two years to keep the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from holding a foreclosure sale. Eight shareholder-residents of Third East Hills Park filed a lawsuit in 2006, claiming that HUD's plan to evict residents of the federally assisted housing development violated federal law, including the Fair Housing Act and Uniform Relocation Act. HUD planned to...

2008-09-11 21:00:13

Hull Council plans to build more than 1,900 eco homes and refurbish more than 2,600 Victorian and Edwardian domestic properties in the Newington and St Andrew's wards over the next 15 years, one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the city.The work, which would be delivered by housing market renewal company Gateway, wouold see 1,800 properties demolished and is subject to planning and cabinet approval at the authority.The value of work already being carried out by Gateway in Hull since...

2005-11-03 19:16:48

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to restrict the seizure of private property for private development by denying local governments federal economic development funds for two years if they take such a step. The "Private Property Protection Act of 2005" would bar the federal government, states and localities from using their power of eminent domain to seize property for private economic development projects such...