Yearly Archives: 2011

FEMA Provides Katrina-Related Funding For New Orleans Public Housing Development

NEW ORLEANS, LA - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $1.5 million in funding to the Housing Authority of New Orleans, aiding in the construction of public housing units at the new Guste II housing development


WASHINGTON, DC - March 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that, effectively immediately, it is taking control of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette (HACL), citing numerous financial deficiencies over the past three years and a leadership vacuum following the resignation of the agency’s executive director last October.

Scalise: CPSC, HUD, Announce Updated Remediation Guidelines for Toxic Chinese Drywal

Washington, DC - March 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have issued an updated remediation protocol to assist homeowners in ridding their property of toxic Chinese drywall. The updated protocol sites an in-depth study done by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico which determined it unnecessary to replace wiring and electrical systems.

Governor Jindal Announces Streamlining of State Housing Agencies and Programs into Single ‘Louisiana Housing...

BATON ROUGE, LA - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced an effort to reform and streamline the state’s disparate housing agencies, including the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA), into one streamlined Louisiana Housing Corporation that would oversee all housing funds in the state, uniting almost 30 separate programs currently managed by five organizations.

IDX Broker brings advanced property search to real estate website in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana

EUGENE, OR - March 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Janice Bolton of Bolton Realty to the growing network of agents and brokers that have adopted an IDX solution for their professional real estate search pages. As a member of the Natchitoches MLS (NMLS), Bolton has long had access to the detailed property listings NMLS supplies to real estate professionals. Now, potential buyers can experience the same level of accessibility to the NMLS database by utilizing the IDX-enabled search tools Bolton hosts online.

CRE Consulting Corps Panel to Map Strategy for School Board Properties

New Orleans, LA - January 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A panel of distinguished national real estate experts from the Consulting Corps of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) will be working with the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) this week to map strategy for 37 properties in the school board’s portfolio


T & I Committee Passes Graves’ Legislation to Improve Disaster Recovery

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced a slate of bills today, including a bipartisan disaster relief bill authored by Reps. Garret Graves (LA-6) and Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.). The legislation, H.R. 1311 is designed to help communities recover from disasters and increase disaster program transparency and oversight