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U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, (both D-Md.), today announced that the Commissioners of Henderson received a $175,000 Water and Waste Disposal Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) to make emergency improvements to the Water System in Henderson, Maryland
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, (both D-Md.), today announced that the Commissioners of Henderson received a $175,000 Water and Waste Disposal Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) to make emergency improvements to the Water System in Henderson, Maryland.
Montgomery County law enforcement agencies will be conducting two Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in May at multiple locations. The first Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, May 2 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The second Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducted during the same hours on May 30. These events are safe, free and anonymous opportunities to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs. The drug take-back initiative is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continue to occur nationwide.
A Howard County construction project to repair a storm water pond on Glen Ridge Drive in the vicinity of Kings Grant Road in Laurel is scheduled to begin on or about Friday, May 1. The project will include replacement of the pond’s steel principal spillway with a new concrete spillway. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late June 2015
First time homebuyers or those facing financial challenges staying in their existing homes, are invited to attend the Housing Counseling and Homebuyer Day event on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Presented by the Housing Initiative Partnership and the City of Gaithersburg, the event is co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the Montgomery Housing Fair and Bank On Gaithersburg.
On Earth Day, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) announces that he will introduce new legislation this spring designed to respond to the global crisis of climate change in a fiscally-responsible way that ensures that middle class families don’t pay the price for pollution. Delaney’s legislation is a unique solution to the environmental and economic costs of climate change in that it reduces the corporate tax rate and creates a new aid program for coal workers.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have announced $65 million in grants nationwide to help veterans find permanent supportive housing through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. This week’s announcement includes a grant of $200,841 to the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown (HACH) and a grant of $72,776 to the Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County, both serving veterans in Maryland’s Sixth District
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) today announced $84,280 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing for homeless veterans in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. The funding is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA
Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced that the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County has been granted $72,776 in new Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
If you own a home in Maryland, you may already know that the property value where your home is located is reassessed once every three years. But did you also know there is a program which may help make large assessment increases more manageable?
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) voted against H.R. 1105, legislation that repeals the federal estate tax. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the legislation would add $269 billion to the federal deficit. Under current law, the estate tax only applies to estates worth over $5.43 million dollars, less than one quarter of one percent of the population
Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Randy Hultgren (IL-14), have again sent a bipartisan letter to House leadership in support of a critical tool that helps local and state governments finance new roads, schools, hospitals, fire stations and more. Joined by 122 of their colleagues (63 Democrats, 61 Republicans total), the letter asks leadership to reject any proposal to cap or eliminate the deduction on tax-exempt municipal bonds used to finance the vast majority of infrastructure projects in America’s communities
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman Richard Hanna (NY-22) have written House leadership calling for a long-term highway bill. Authorization for the Highway Trust Fund, the nation’s primary source for federal transportation projects, will expire at the end of May. The letter was sent to Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means; Rep. Sander Levin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means; Rep. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Rep. Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
On April 10, 2015 the Baltimore Sun published an editorial supporting Congressman John K. Delaney’s Partnership to Build America Act (H.R. 413) as part of a path to a comprehensive, long-term infrastructure solution.
More than 61,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient, according to a report published this week by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Data from the report shows that Maryland is home to 5,305 compromised bridges, with about 6 percent of all bridges in the state labeled as structurally deficient.
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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