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Cardin Legislation to Fix America’s Water Infrastructure Problems Forms Base of Water Resources Development...

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).

Free Fair Housing Forum to be Held in Silver Spring

April is Fair Housing Month and housing professionals and providers will have an opportunity to meet housing regulators at a free fair housing educational forum. The event is scheduled for Monday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place

Neighborhood BusinessWorks Loan Transforms Vacant Building into Coffee Bar in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Neighborhood

A cool new coffee bar, Kool Beanz, has opened in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon community, a block away from the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Midtown campus. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development provided critical funding to transform the vacant three-story building into a viable mixed-use development, thanks to a $91,000 loan through

Reservoir evaporation a big challenge for water managers in West

Water managers in Colorado and the West scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water supplies caused by large populations far from water resources, climate change and drought need to focus more effort on conserving water, including addressing reservoir evaporation, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers.

Commission for Women Announces Home Repair Seminar

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.

Delaney Office Hosts Federal and State Grants Workshop in Hagerstown

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.

Delaney Statement on 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26 marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 after receiving bipartisan support in Congress. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability in areas of public life, including employment, transportation, housing, and education

Homebuyer Education Workshop and Resource Day to be Held May 16

Potential homebuyers are invited to attend the Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc.’s (AAHC) Spring Homebuyer Education Workshop and Resource Day on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Springbrook High School, 201 Valleybrook Drive, Silver Spring. This free event is organized by AAHC and sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs and other partner organizations

Delaney Applauds Head Start Grant to Garrett County Community Action Committee

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a $818,182 grant to the Garrett County Community Action Committee for Head Start. Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness for children under five.

Remarks of Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller at the Governor’s Housing Conference...

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - December 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Good morning. Thank you, Secretary Skinner, for that kind introduction, and thanks for inviting me here today. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to talk about the housing market with you, and in my own hometown no less. Although I now spend most of the week in Washington, I’m proud to call Baltimore my home.

Montgomery County Posts YouTube Video Offering Step-by-Step Instructions on Creating a Home Rain Garden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has created a video called “Rainscapes: Environmentally Friendly Landscapes for Healthy Watersheds” that provides homeowners with step-by-step directions on creating a rain garden in their yard. The video is available on the County’s YouTube site

Home Partnership – Serving Baltimore and Harford Counties

Bel Air, MD - April 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As an approved instructor for Home Partnership, Compass Home Group promotes and utilizes this program to create opportunities for affordable home ownership for many individuals and families. As a First Time Home Buyer, you’ll learn how to purchase, maintain, and stay in your home. Home Partnership also promotes funds toward your down payment/closing costs since cash-to-close is the biggest challenge most first time home buyer’s face. The housing counseling that Home Partnership provides is educational and confidential. Home Partnership will work with you in your efforts to attain affordable and sustainable home ownership

Remarks by Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller at the Governor’s Housing Conference...

BALTIMORE, MD - October 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Good morning. Thank you, Secretary Skinner, for that kind introduction, and thanks for inviting me here today. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to talk about the housing market with you, and in my own hometown no less. Although I now spend most of the week in Washington, I’m proud to call Baltimore my home.

Housing Fair Exhibits Why Now Is the Time to Come Home to Howard County

Columbia, MD - March 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Howard County Housing will host the 6th annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. The event is free and open to the public.

ARRA Funds to Help Reduce Energy Costs in Buildings; Building Operations Staff Encouraged to...

December 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Managers of buildings and properties in Montgomery County or building staff who reside in the County are encouraged to sign up for an energy management training program that will help them reduce the operating costs of the facilities they oversee. The training program is offered by Montgomery County and is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Reducing energy use in buildings and properties is a key objective of the County’s goals to promote more sustainable practices and reduce County-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

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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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Maryland Real Estate Flipper Sentenced To Prison for Obstructing IRS and...

A Maryland man who bought, improved and sold residential real estate was sentenced to 36 months in prison announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the District of Maryland.