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Burgess Statement on Independence at Home Performance Year 2 Data

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Independence at Home program’s year 2 performance data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today

Texas home sales, prices continue strong gains in the second quarter of 2016

Texas home sales and prices experienced strong gains in the second quarter of 2016, according to the 2016-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS

Congressman Al Green to Join Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, the Houston Police Department, and the...

Congressman Al Green (TX-09) honoring a request from Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell has agreed to join Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Michael Dirden, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, and others in a dialogue about police-community relations on July 16, 2016, at the Kingdom Builders’ Center

Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of 2016

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

Special Needs Assistance Program Grant Provides Couple with Home Repairs

Mattie Standberry has lived a life of service, using her time and talents to help others. After working as a restaurant cook, she spent the last 15 years of her career as a home health nurse. Now at age 70, Mrs. Standberry spends much of her time caring for her husband, who has larynx cancer

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Kicking off the year with record growth across all solar sectors, Texas is on track to become the fastest-growing utility-scale solar market in the U.S. within the next five years, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight, Q2 2016, compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Kennedy Wilson Represents Hartman on Lease Transaction in South Texas Medical Center

Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson represented Hartman Income REIT Management, Inc. (Hartman), on a lease with Galen College of Nursing to expand to nearly 68,000 square feet at One Technology Center, located at 7411 John Smith Drive in San Antonio.

Houston’s 1st GardenCrawl!

The Houston Free Thinkers, Generators Playground, and Air Alliance Houston are proud to present Houston's FIRST Garden Crawl!

Commissioner Mattax appoints three to Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association Board of...

Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has appointed three members to serve on the board of directors of the Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association. The board oversees the association, which helps to protect Texans if a property and casualty insurer fails.

Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending Receives Mortgage Reaccreditation

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced today that the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (the Department or SML) has received a certificate of accreditation for mortgage supervision. This reaccreditation certifies that the Department maintains the standards and practices in state supervision set by the CSBS/AARMR Mortgage Accreditation Program. Caroline C. Jones serves as the Commissioner of the Department

Rep. Cuellar Adds Language in Transportation-HUD Funding Bill to Enforce Public Housing Income Requirements

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill that encourages the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local public housing authorities to reduce the number of residents who exceed the maximum income requirements (“over-income residents”) in order to provide housing assistance to vulnerable persons and families who are most in need. The bill passed out of the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee Tuesday.

Congressman Cuellar Includes Language in Appropriations Bill to Help Homeless Veterans

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included language in the U.S. House’s Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill to support homeless veterans.

Only Two Weeks Left to Register for March Storms Disaster Assistance

Texans who suffered damage or losses from the March 7-29 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance. “We do not want to see anyone lose the opportunity to receive money that they are due,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas.

Justice Department Reaches $475,000 Settlement With Beaumont, Texas, to Resolve Disability Discrimination in Housing...

The Justice Department today announced that the city of Beaumont, Texas, has agreed to pay $475,000 and change its zoning and land use practices to resolve a lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who sought to live in small group homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods.  The consent decree must still be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Rep. Culberson Joins Texas Delegation in Request for Disaster Declaration

Representative John Culberson joined all House Members of the Texas delegation in sending a letter to President Barack Obama in support of Governor Greg Abbott’s state disaster declaration request

Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund Houston Area Army...

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, Congressmen Al Green (TX-09) and Gene Green (TX-29) introduced H.R. 5025, the 2016 Tax Day Floods Supplemental Funding Act, which would appropriate $311 million for Army Corps flood control construction projects in the Houston area. The legislation would fund the projects using supplemental appropriations until 2026, and return any funds not used on these projects to the U.S. Treasury.

Federal Judge Sides with City of Dallas over Banning Pornography Expo on City Property

A federal judge ruled in favor of the City of Dallas following its decision to ban a pornography convention from being hosted at a city-owned convention center. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Dallas Citizens Council filed an amicus brief earlier this month in support of the city

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN WINS HUD’S INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING STUDENT DESIGN AND...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team from the University of Texas at Austin the winners of HUD’s third annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The Austin team was one of the four team finalists to develop a plan to redevelop the public housing project Monteria Village in Santa Barbara, California. HUD also announced a team from University of Maryland as the runner up.

MPD to hold public viewing of recovered stolen property

The Midland Police Department will give citizens an opportunity to retrieve stolen property through a public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the MPD armory building (3900 N. Lamesa Rd.).

Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already put more than $5 million in federal disaster relief funds in the hands of Mississippians recovering from flooding and severe weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA want to remind those receiving grant payments to spend those funds wisely. Survivors should use Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants on housing repairs and other essential needs.

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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