Maryland State Government and Public Real Estate News

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, today held a roundtable discussion on housing and home ownership issues in Prince George’s County and nationwide. Senator Cardin was joined in the discussion, which focused largely on the ongoing foreclosure crisis, by community leaders and members of state and county government. The conversation followed up on a December 2014 roundtable discussion in Upper Marlboro that included Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin together with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.), today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,365,733 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding to the City of Baltimore. With this grant, the City will be able to address lead hazards in 230 housing units for low- and very low-income families, and perform healthy homes assessments in 330 units
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger together with U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.), today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,365,733 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding to the City of Baltimore. With this grant, the City will be able to address lead hazards in 230 housing units for low- and very low-income families, and perform healthy homes assessments in 330 units
The Montgomery County Commission for Women, in collaboration with The Home Depot, will present “Simple Home Fixes,” a free seminar about home repairs on Monday, August 31 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton.
In an effort to familiarize the construction industry with the new building codes adopted to implement the 2015 code cycle, the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is holding a series of open house sessions hosted by DPS’ divisions of Commercial Building Construction and Residential Construction & Intake. The sessions, in late August and September, will focus on new executive regulations adopting the 2015 International Building Code changes from previous editions, affected policies and procedures, and related code interpretations.
The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) lauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it has awarded a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant to the City of Baltimore’s Sustainability Office to help revitalize properties
The Office of Rep. John K. Delaney (MD-6) hosted a Federal and State Grants Workshop Tuesday in Hagerstown at the Washington County Free Library. Attended by over 175 people, the event featured representatives from federal, state and local agencies who offered advice on how to apply for grants. The Grants Workshop is the sixth constituent services workshop Delaney’s office has held since April.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $200,000 brownfields grant to the City of Baltimore’s Sustainability Office. The grant will support efforts to assess brownfields sites potentially contaminated with hazardous substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped. Baltimore’s Sustainability Office will focus the work of this grant on transforming brownfields into green spaces, including urban gardens and places for urban agriculture.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that three Maryland men have agreed to settle charges that they defrauded investors in a company that owns and operates residential and commercial real estate. Boston-based Signator Investors Inc. and one of its supervisors agreed to settle separate charges that they failed to supervise two of the men who worked in Signator’s Maryland office.
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the City of Frederick has been awarded a $4,137,300 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the removal of obstructions at the Frederick Municipal Airport.
Henry Hanna, CCIM, SIOR, Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate recently attended the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) 2015 Summer Conference in Baltimore, MD. Professionals from across the state met at the World Trade Center to discuss state and economic development.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the City of Frederick has been awarded a $4,137,300 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the removal of obstructions at the Frederick Municipal Airport.
Annapolis, will soon become a model of alternative energy with the installation of solar power, wind power and other energy efficient features. The Board of Public Works yesterday approved a $535,870 contract with Baltimore-based Bithenergy to evaluate, design and install park upgrades that will reduce total energy consumption by an estimated 45 percent
A Howard County construction project to upgrade the water pump station at 6430 Elibank Drive in Elkridge is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, August 17. Electrical, mechanical and structural improvements will be made to the existing pump station, and an emergency generator will be installed. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by mid-August 2016.
AG Gansler Announces Settlement With Property Manager

Pikesville company agrees to return tenants’ security deposits

Baltimore, MD – September 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with Pikesville-based American Equity Property Management (“AEPM”) and the company’s owners, Boris Peters and Michael Klein, resolving allegations that the property management company improperly held tenants’ security deposits in its operating account instead of a separate trust account. Find a loan officer Embracehomeloans.com more »

 
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