Maryland State Government and Public Real Estate News

The overall number of persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County decreased by 11%, as reported in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) 2016 point in time survey, released yesterday at COG’s board meeting. Conducted annually in jurisdictions throughout the region, the survey was conducted on January 28, one day later than planned because of the January blizzard. On the night of the count, there were 981 persons who were homeless in Montgomery County, as compared with 1100 persons counted in 2015
Montgomery County reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to public safety and clean energy technologies by joining the U.S. Department of Energy in a program designed to enable the County to provide uninterrupted public safety services during major storms and power outages while saving energy and money. As a partner in the Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator, the County is an early leader among local governments nationwide in the use of environmentally friendly technologies.
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The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding the County’s building owners about the upcoming building energy benchmarking deadline of Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Building owners who have properties 250,000 square feet and greater (“Group 1 buildings”) must benchmark their building’s calendar year 2015 energy use in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and report the data to DEP no later than June 1
On Wednesday, April 13, staff from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the Maryland Department of Planning toured East Baltimore to see the progress of state investments in blight elimination, affordable housing and creation of new community open spaces
For the Department of Housing and Community Development, partner organizations play a critical role in the agency’s success. On Friday, April 22, the Maryland Mortgage Program held its annual awards breakfast. The event honored the program’s top performing lender partners in 2015.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, praised the bipartisan effort to finally move forward sweeping reforms and support to our nation’s drinking water systems by providing new federal tools to address many of the issues faced as our water infrastructure crumbles due to age and growing demands. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) contains language first introduced in 2009 by then Chairman of the EPW Water and Wildlife Subcommittee Cardin, from S. 1005, the Water Infrastructure Financing Act. In addition to other Cardin-authored bills, WRDA includes much of S. 2821, the TRUE LEADership Act (Testing, Removal and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure and Pipes Act of 2016), a comprehensive effort introduced earlier this April by Senator Cardin with 29 of his colleagues that recommits the federal government to a critical role in water infrastructure investment, lead remediation and the strong drinking water protections provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) supported passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, introduced by Representative Dennis Ross (R-FL). The bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives.
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced the awardees of the Hogan administration’s Maryland Business Recovery Storefront Improvement Grant Program. The program aims to improve building and storefront exteriors, enhancing the visual appeal and marketability of individual buildings and commercial districts affected by the civil unrest in 2015.
Representatives from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Harford County Housing and Community Development, and other partners for the grand opening of the Riverwoods at Tollgate community in Abingdon, Maryland’s first-ever Section 811 housing development
In celebration of Water Safety Month, the Department of Community Services is offering free programs for residents and their families during the month of May
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill includes important investments in housing agencies and reforms to the Housing and Urban Development agency regarding lead paint
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, May 7. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, […]
Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), today introduced the Testing, Removal and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure and Pipes Act of 2016, or True LEADership Act (S.2821), a comprehensive plan that recommits the federal government to a critical role in water infrastructure investment, lead remediation and the strong drinking water protections provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Expressions of Interest to serve on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Green Bank are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Board members will be tasked with developing a nonprofit with the purpose of increasing private capital investment and deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy in the County. The Board will need to develop bylaws that comply with the Green Bank law and seek designation from the County Council.
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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