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Next Administration’s Interest in Infrastructure Bank Encouraging, Bipartisan Solution Ready

Steve Mnuchin, a member of the next Administration’s executive committee and transition team told reporters Thursday that they are “looking at the creation of an infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure investments.”

OCTOBER MARYLAND HOME SALES MODEST

Residential home sales remain steady in October, with a 2.2 percent increase in market activity, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR).  Home prices showed strong gains, with a rise of 7.5 percent in average prices and a gain of 7.3 percent for median price, as compared to the same time period in 2016

Boustany Announces FEMA Funding for Saint Mary Levee District

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $25,887,261 in grant funding for the state of Louisiana. Specifically, $3,522,954 will be awarded to the Saint Mary Levee District to provide emergency reinforcement and protection to levees and other infrastructure in the wake of the flooding event that began on December 28, 2015.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Nov. 5

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Nov. 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.

MHP Issues Final Assistance Checks to Victims of Flower Branch Apartments Fire

Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is pleased to announce that today we have issued the final assistance checks to the victims of the Long Branch Fire. Checks totaling about $320,000 are being distributed to the 61 families displaced by the tragic event as the last step in the emergency relief provided by MHP

Shanks Participates in Family, Health, and Home Expo on Oct. 29

Physical fitness coordinator Debi Shanks and various senior citizens around the county will be encouraging residents to stay fit at the Family, Health, and Home Expo. This expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Charles County Fairgrounds (8440 Fairground Road, La Plata), beginning at 10 a.m. Shanks will lead the older adult fitness demo on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. on the Autumn stage and 1 p.m. on the Pink Experience stage with several local seniors supporting Shank

Boustany Announces Disaster Recovery Funding for Louisiana Communities

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $437,800,000 to the State of Louisiana for communities that experienced significant damage in recent flooding. The funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.

SALES STAY STRONG IN SEPTEMBER

The month of September revealed continued steady sales with a 6.3 percent rise in home sales, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR).  Once again, the smaller rural counties posted declines while the more populated areas had strong sales. Average and median prices made modest gains statewide, with increases of 0.2 and 3.8 percent respectively, as compared to September 2015.

Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation Receives Accreditation of Mortgage Supervision Program

The Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation (the Office or OCFR), The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced today that the OCFR has received CSBS/AARMR Mortgage Accreditation. This accreditation certifies that the Office maintains the highest standards in mortgage supervision. Gordon Cooley has been serving the State of Maryland as the Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation for two years

Athanasia Kyriakakos Named 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Athanasia Kyriakakos, an art teacher at Baltimore City’s Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, tonight was named the 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 26th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala.

Boustany Demands Swift Disbursement of Disaster Relief Funds

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) joined the Louisiana congressional delegation in sending a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro urging immediate distribution of recently appropriated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help Louisiana flood recovery efforts

Maryland Man Charged With Removal of Classified Materials and Theft of Government Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of...

Maryland Man Charged With Removal of Classified Materials and Theft of Government Property

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials by a government employee or contractor.

Boustany Announces FEMA Funding to Repair Flood-Damaged Homes

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $128,516,850 in federal funding for the Stay At Home (SAH) Program. The program provides temporary relief to families whose homes were damaged by the recent floods by making occupied residences habitable enough to be used as a shelte

United States District Court in Maryland Grants Motion to Dismiss

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland granted Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc’s (“MERS”) motion to dismiss a complaint that the court noted was “difficult to decipher” and a “variation on a form complaint circulated on the internet.”

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Federal, State and Local Housing Officials Celebrate Opening of Senior Rental...

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 149 units for seniors age 62 or older

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Next Administration’s Interest in Infrastructure Bank Encouraging, Bipartisan Solution Ready

Steve Mnuchin, a member of the next Administration’s executive committee and transition team told reporters Thursday that they are “looking at the creation of an infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure investments.”

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Capital Costs at an All-Time Low for Local Government Infrastructure Financing...

The latest round of bonds issued through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Local Government Infrastructure Financing program had the lowest capital cost in its 28 year operating history. This indicates that interest rates are hitting historic lows, and demonstrates the current financial mechanism and approach the agency utilizes to raise capital for Maryland’s local governments works well and achieves excellent results. Michael Karimi Real Estate Realtor