HUD awards more than $163,000 to Melvindale Housing Commission | News

Young adults in Melvindale transitioning out of foster care will be among those who benefit from $1.9 million earmarked for HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence Initiative.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced that the money will go to 235 former foster youth in the most recent round of vouchers for the agency’s FYI Initiative.

A total of 43 Public Housing Authorities in 24 states will receive this funding to continue HUD’s efforts to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care.

Awards include $163,332 for the Melvindale Housing Commission, the first PHA in Michigan to begin administering these FYI vouchers.

“Today, I am pleased to announce the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative has changed the lives of more than 1,000 young adults by helping them secure a place to call home,” Carson said. “These young people are powerful change-agents, making contributions that will propel our Nation

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HUD Awards San Diego Housing Commission 100 Federal Rental Housing Vouchers

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday awarded 100 federal rental housing vouchers to the San Diego Housing Commission, valued at nearly $1.3 million.

HUD’s Mainstream Voucher program is intended to help pay rent for households with low incomes or experiencing homelessness that include adults between the ages of 18 and 61 who have disabilities.

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act allowed HUD to allocate additional vouchers to public housing authorities “to help them prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus in their communities.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of having a home you can afford, especially for vulnerable populations, including adults with disabilities,” said Richard Gentry, the Housing Commission’s president and CEO. “These additional housing vouchers will provide essential rental assistance for these households.”

The vouchers awarded to

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Nominations for the 2021 Orchids Awards are now being accepted

Nominations for the 2021 Orchids Awards are now being accepted

Keep Knoxville Beautiful is now accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape.

Orchid Awards will be granted in the following seven categories:

  • New Architecture
  • Redesign/Reuse
  • Outdoor Space (Parks, Patios, Rooftop Areas, Public Gardens, etc.)
  • Community Space (Neighborhoods, Schools, Senior Living Facilities, Apartment Complexes, etc.)
  • Public Art (Murals, Sculptures, Signage, etc.)
  • Environmental Stewardship (Properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification and/or other sustainable building practices)
  • Creative Reinvention (properties that have creatively adjusted to social distancing guidelines)

Anyone can nominate a location or outdoor public artwork by completing a simple online form on Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s website, www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/nominate-an-orchid/. Private residences are not considered for this award. Properties that received an Orchid

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HUD awards $1.6 million to agencies in Hopewell and Petersburg

RICHMOND – Low-income residents in Hopewell and Petersburg are set to benefit from a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority have been awarded these funds to help households with relocation or replacement housing when their public housing units become slated for a HUD-approved plan for demolition, disposition or mandatory conversion.

“Virginian’s are facing a great deal of uncertainty during this unprecedented time and should not have added concern if they are displaced due to the need for construction on their home,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator for HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region. “These funds will bring peace of mind to individuals in impacted housing units and allow them to focus on things that really matter, like the health and well-being of them and their loved ones.”

HRHA is getting $657,000 to fund 98 tenant

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Trader Interactive Wins International & American Awards for Search Team Results

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Trader Interactive announced their Audience Growth Team was named the winner of the “Best Global In-House Team” category at the 2020 Global Search Awards, and “Best Use of Search – Automotive” and “Best Use of Data (SEO)” at the 2020 US Search Awards. The team also made the shortlist of nominees for “Best Use of Search in Automation (SEO)” and “Best Use of Search in Automotive (PPC)” at the Global Search Awards and “Best In-House Team” at the US Search Awards.

Trader Interactive connects consumers with for-sale and for-rent inventory in the powersports, RV, watercraft, aircraft, commercial vehicle, and heavy equipment industries via ownership and operation of numerous online marketplaces. The company’s Audience Growth Team is tasked with expanding the audience for each of those marketplace websites through various digital marketing channels, such as organic search engine optimization (SEO) and paid

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Connect Media Honors Three at Greystone for its 2020 Women in Real Estate Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate finance company, announced that three people have been selected by Connect Media for its 2020 Women in Real Estate Awards. Greystone’s managing director Ana Ramos in Los Angeles, vice president Lisa M. Fischman in New York, and Greystone Brown Real Estate Advisors’ senior director, Cory Caroline Sams in Atlanta, are among the women who are being honored this year.

Los Angeles-based Ana Ramos is a managing director with Greystone, and the regional head of west coast small loan production for the company. She has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, and an extensive underwriting and production background that includes closing more than $2 billion in loan originations. Though she excels in small loan production for Greystone, Ana also recently closed a $35 million deal that involved restructuring the borrowing entity so

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Airport board awards firefighting bid to private Wisconsin contractor; $1 million savings expected yearly | Politics

The airport continues to lose revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic as would-be customers opt to stay home or are barred from traveling. Passenger count has been sliced in half from the last year to date, and parking revenue is down nearly $5 million. 

If signed, the five-year contract with Pro-Tec could save the airport that amount. 

Tulsa Fire Chief Michael Baker said the lowest amount the department could offer TIA in negotiations, providing only for minimum staffing, was about $1.3 million. 

”We reduced and cut costs as best we can, and we could just not get to a number that was comfortable with the airport and us,” Baker said.  

Despite the differences in costs, Higgins assured board members the change in service providers would come at no change to public safety, and she described Pro-Tec as the “best fit for our needs today.” 

“This in no way affects the level

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Airport board awards fire-fighting bid to private Wisconsin contractor; $1 million savings expected yearly | Local News

If signed, the 5-year contract with Pro-Tec could save the airport just that. 

Tulsa Fire Chief Michael Baker said the lowest amount the department could offer TIA in negotiations, providing only for minimum staffing, was about $1.3 million. 

”We reduced and cut costs as best we can, and we could just not get to a number that was comfortable with the airport and us,” Baker said.  

Despite the differences in costs, Higgins assured board members the change would come at no change to public safety, and described Pro-Tec as the “best fit for our needs today.” 

“This in no way affects the level of safety to our customers,” Higgins said. 

Baker said he understands the airport’s decision in light of its budgetary circumstance, but he knows it will come at costs to the fire department, as well.

Seventeen Tulsa firefighters staff the airport fire station now, he said, and for

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Kolter Homes Dominates At 2020 Obie Awards With 17 Wins

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Kolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – was recently recognized at the 2020 OBIE Awards with 17 wins. The builder took home 12 Gold and five Silver Awards for both Cresswind Peachtree City and newly opened Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes in Hoschton.

“After selling more than 100 homes in the first 90 days of sales at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes, the OBIE Awards confirm we have created a new destination 55+ community with thoughtfully designed home designs for today’s active adult homebuyer,” Regional

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Guidehouse Named 2020 Greater Washington GovCon Awards Contractor of the Year

Award presented for distinguished financial and operational accomplishments

Guidehouse, a leading consultancy and solutions provider to the commercial and public sectors, has been named the 2020 Contractor of the Year in the Over $300 million category at the 18th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ (GovCon Awards), the premier awards event for the Washington area Government contracting community.

The GovCon Awards are co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and the Professional Services Council (PSC) and intended to honor the exceptional work of the leaders and businesses in the region’s government contracting sector. The Contractor of the Year Award is presented to a government contractor in the Greater Washington-area for distinguished financial and operational accomplishments.

“I am truly honored to accept the Contractor of the Year Award on behalf of our business,” said Scott McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer of Guidehouse. “In 2019, with the acquisition of

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