• Apr 19, 02:46 AM | Journal Record

    OKC Awarded Outdoor Foundation Grant

    OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City was selected as one of four communities in the Outdoor Foundation's nationwide Thrive Outside Community Initiative. In Oklahoma City, the initiative will provide a multi-year capacity-building grant to strengthen partnerships between local organizations such as schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs and nonprofit conservation and outdoor organizations that create ...

  • Apr 18, 06:00 PM | The Swampscott Reporter

    Draft Plan Proposes 'Living Reefs' For Local Harbor

    A wooden pier from King's Beach into Swampscott Harbor? A restaurant on the Fisherman's Beach pier? A protective living reef in Swampscott Harbor? Those concepts are contemplated in a draft Swampscott Harbor and Waterfront Plan that Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald says will be discussed at the Swampscott Board of Selectmen's Wednesday, April 24 meeting. The nearly 90-page document packages ...

  • Apr 18, 10:28 AM | American Journal of Public Health

    Members Only Planning for Food Access During Emergencies: Missed Meals in Philadelphia

    Objectives. To illustrate the effects that minor social or environmental disruptions could have on the food access of low-income households in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and provide suggestions for how cities can better incorporate food into emergency planning. Methods. Using publicly available data and stakeholder interviews (n = 8) in 2017, we projected the number of meals that would be ...

  • Apr 19, 08:33 AM | Khaleej Times

    Feds grant $500,000 in broadband upgrades for Lewis County

    Gov. Justice has announced the state has secured $500,000 in federal grant funding to improve broadband and high-speed internet for parts of Lewis County. The funds are a portion of $13.1 million in federal community development block grants (CDBG) that have been dedicated for various broadband and infrastructure projects throughout the state this year by the United States Department of ...

  • Apr 18, 03:33 PM | Coral Gables News

    Spirit of Art alive at project in Downtown Coral Gables

    Co-Developer of Giralda Place In the deep-seated roots of "The City Beautiful" lies a profound relationship with the arts, intended to invoke thought, uplift the senses, and promote a fondness for community. Most recently, we've seen the area come alive, with the "Venice in the Gables" public art initiative and photo-worthy Giralda Plaza installations - "Umbrella Sky" and "Sunlit Sky." More so ...

  • Apr 18, 11:17 AM | Daily Herald

    State presents $1 million for Oakland industrial project

    April 18-- Apr. 18--Gov. Bill Lee was not only in town Wednesday to speak at this year's Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County Great Futures Luncheon. He also dropped off a $1 million check to the city. Columbia was awarded the state grant in February as part of $5 million donated by Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Of 13 communities who received grant ...

  • Apr 18, 08:03 AM | Hartford Courant

    A new vision to replace the I-84 viaduct could drastically change the look and feel of downtown Hartford

    April 18-- Apr. 18--Botched plans that gave rise to the hulking, I-84 viaduct and a tangle of ramps in downtown Hartford decades ago could be erased from the landscape with a new development of apartments, office space, storefronts and pedestrian promenades if the state moves forward with lowering the heavily-traveled highway. With the replacement or reconstruction of the I-84 viaduct at least ...

  • Apr 18, 09:58 AM | The Logan Daily News

    Affordable, Reliable Broadband Key to Economic Development

    Over the last two years, Congress has put in place pro-growth policies that are growing our economy, creating jobs and raising wages for families across Ohio. Ohio's unemployment numbers are low and wages are up overall. Yet, I've also seen firsthand that parts of Ohio haven't benefited from the broader economic growth. This includes some of the rural parts of our state where there is no ...

  • Apr 17, 01:24 PM | Post-Bulletin

    TIF Approval Lends a Hand to Affordable Housing Project

    April 17-- Apr. 17--Nearly $1.6 million in tax-increment financing benefits were committed this week with the hope of building 204 apartments deemed affordable. The added housing is set to bring the county closer to the estimated 2,567 units a 2014 study suggested be built by 2020. "We are about 42 percent of what the five years should be," said Steve Borchardt, coalition housing director with ...

  • Apr 17, 02:54 PM | Associated Press

    California Dispute Threatens Plan to Protect Colorado River

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday sued a Los Angeles water utility that agreed to contribute most of California's share of water to ...

  • Apr 18, 09:40 AM | Cecil Whig

    Elkton Housing Authority Benefits From HUD Grant

    ELKTON - The Elkton Housing Authority will see an uptick in federal funding this year in a grant program to help it continue the transition from public housing to a rental assistance program. The EHA was awarded $284,845 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) public housing capital fund. The Elkton agency was one of five agencies on the Eastern Shore that received ...

  • Apr 18, 08:21 AM | Post Register

    Work begins on seasonal farmworker housing project

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Construction has begun on a seasonal farmworker housing development outside Burlington. Melanie Corey, executive director of the Housing Authority of Skagit County, said the project will add 14 apartments to the existing 85 units at Raspberry Ridge, a neighborhood of affordable housing off Lafayette Road. But unlike the other units, the new units will be exclusively for ...

  • Apr 18, 07:48 AM | Tribune-Democrat

    Local water, sewer projects get loans, grants from state

    April 18-- Apr. 18--The city of Johnstown will receive a $5.2 million grant from the state to install 4,500 feet of sanitary sewer lateral piping and 2,465 feet of pipe that will connect to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority's interceptor system, Gov. Tom Wolf's office announced Wednesday. Designed to reduce overflows of raw sewage into the Little Conemaugh River and to help satisfy a ...

  • Apr 18, 07:00 AM | Wisconsin State Journal

    State Delivers $23.4 Million in Tax Credits for Madison Affordable Housing Projects

    April 18-- Apr. 18--Madison's Affordable Housing Initiative got another multimillion-dollar boost from the state, although just two of four projects seeking critical financial support received it. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority has awarded $23.4 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to separate projects by Gorman and Co. and Stone House Development that ...

  • Apr 18, 02:17 AM | The Independent

    Matawan mixed-use development planned for transit parking lot

    New Jersey Transit and Matawan officials are partnering to create a mixed-use development in the parking lot between High Street and Main Street in Matawan. The development at the New Jersey Transit parking lot would be adjacent to the Aberdeen-Matawan train station. The development, which will be constructed on seven acres of NJ Transit-owned land, will be part of a transit-oriented ...

  • Apr 18, 01:48 AM | Austin Monitor

    Infrastructure, financing studies signal progress for South Shore district

    The city's Planning and Zoning Department is looking to move forward on two pieces of long-overdue economic analysis needed to begin larger planning and development efforts around the portion of South Congress Avenue immediately south of Lady Bird Lake. At Monday's meeting of the South Central Waterfront Advisory Board, members learned that PAZ had identified the funding to pay for an ...

  • Apr 17, 09:27 PM | Bertie Ledger-Advance

    Water grant helps

    aulander -The town of Aulander has been awarded $200,000 in the form of a Community Development Block Grant for Infrastructure. Monies are dedicated for the 2018 CDBG Wastewater System Improvements Project, which lists a total cost of $2,012,500. Funding comes from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Infrastructure. Steven Draper, Public Works Director for ...

  • Apr 17, 07:49 PM | Aiken Standard

    Planning Commission to consider proposed ordinances related to tiny houses, recreational vehicle parks

    April 17-- Apr. 17--The Aiken County Planning Commission will be discussing tiny houses Thursday. The panel's meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sandlapper Room of the Aiken County Government Center. In January, after holding two work sessions focusing on the small residences, the Planning Commission sent Aiken County Council a memorandum with suggested changes to the county's Land Management ...

  • Apr 17, 02:34 PM | Janesville Gazette

    Milton City Council OKs coffee shop, recycling facility, tennis center projects

    April 17-- Apr. 17--MILTON -- Growth this year in Milton is outpacing what the city saw last year, and three projects the city council approved Tuesday night are certain to keep that trend going. The council gave final approval to a Midwest Tennis Center, Badgerland Disposal's new recycling facility and the renovation of an old feed mill to become the new Mitchell House Coffee. The city saw ...

  • Apr 17, 11:34 AM | Register-Herald

    City of Beckley receives $313,000 in federal funds

    April 17-- Apr. 17--The City of Beckley has received $313,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and public hearings will be held to decide how the monies will be spent, Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold said Tuesday. "We're required to have some public hearings for input," he said. Rappold said that, in the past few years, the city has used $41,000 CDBG funds for community ...

  • Apr 17, 11:10 AM | The Brandon Sun

    City approves $6.5M flood-mitigation project

    The construction of a Kirkcaldy Drive force main, which is planned to help mitigate some of the flooding issues experienced in recent years, received Brandon City Council's go-ahead on Monday. Patrick Pulak, the city's general manager of development services, said the new infrastructure will help with the problems the Hilton Avenue lift station had during the spring floods of 2011. "The river ...

  • Apr 17, 11:09 AM | The Jonesboro Sun

    Transportation planners to review future projects

    JONESBORO - The status of future transportation projects will be the focus of discussion Thursday by the Northeast Arkansas Regional Transportation Planning Commission. It will be a joint meeting of the policy and technical advisory committees. The commission is a federally funded metropolitan planning organization. It recommends how federal transportation funding is spent in Jonesboro, ...

  • Apr 17, 10:47 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Proposal would turn industrial building into hemp plant

    PAWLET, Vt. (AP) — An old industrial building in southwestern Vermont could be turned into a medical marijuana and hemp processing plant. The Rutland Herald reports that Castleton resident Anthony Traficanti has proposed the project in West Pawlet. Town officials say they are trying to transform the vacant Lesley Iron Works building into useful space. Zoning Administrator Hal Wilkins says ...

  • Apr 17, 06:23 AM | Whitefish Pilot

    Housing Authority Sees Increase in HUD Funding

    The Whitefish Housing Authority has received a larger federal grant this year than in the past to assist with affordable housing efforts. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded grants to several Montana cities to help develop, finance, and modernize public housing developments. The Whitefish Housing Authority was awarded a grant totaling $91,797. Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon ...

  • Apr 17, 06:23 AM | Whitefish Pilot

    Board Takes Second Crack at Home Program

    After delaying a decision last month on the city's proposed Legacy Homes Program, the Whitefish Planning Board is set to tackle the issue again during its meeting Thursday, April 18. The Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Topping a full agenda is the affordable housing program. The Legacy Homes Program seeks to create permanently affordable housing in the city through inclusionary ...

  • Apr 16, 10:18 PM | Portland Tribune

    Transportation Leaders Drive New Perspective on Mobility

    Ideas for convincing drivers to get out of their cars are discussed at Business for a Better Portland forum. ------------ Getting people out of their cars is the greatest traffic challenge facing the Portland region, transportation officials agreed during a panel discussion last week. TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey said doing that will require big thinking, including changing the mission ...

  • Apr 17, 10:06 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Vermont to get $21M in affordable housing, development funds

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation says the state is going to receive $21 million in affordable housing and community development funds. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, Independent Sen. Bernie Sander and Democratic U.S. House Rep. Peter Welch say the money will be used to support affordable housing and community development projects. The funds are from the U.S. Department ...

  • Apr 16, 04:22 PM | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    Affordable Housing Developer Wants to Preserve this Historic Church for Apartments

    April 16-- Apr. 16--FORT WORTH -- If you've ever wanted to live in a refurbished church, you might soon get the chance. Saigebrook Development, an Austin-based affordable housing developer, is in the process of buying Riverside Baptist Church at 3101 Race St. and turning it into multi-family housing. Saigebrook plans on renovating and preserving the existing sanctuary and adding to it to have ...

  • Apr 16, 02:32 PM | Arizona Daily Star

    Planned bike ranch near Saguaro National Park gets further backing

    April 16-- Apr. 16--A plan to build a "bike ranch" on 20 acres directly across the street from Saguaro National Park East's entrance on Old Spanish Trail has the backing of a Pima County hearing administrator. The recommendation, which lists 17 separate conditions that must be met by the developer to build on the site, is another setback for the roughly 200 people who crowded into Pima ...

  • Apr 16, 08:46 AM | Columbus Dispatch

    Members Only Columbus City Council Approves $5.6 Million to Provide Affordable Housing

    April 16-- Apr. 16--The Affordable Housing Trust of Columbus and Franklin County will work with the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio to award grants for building homes for needy families using $5.6 million the Columbus City Council awarded Monday. That money, originally earmarked in the 2018 capital budget, will be used to help transform the Motel 6 and Knights Inn on West Broad ...

  • Apr 16, 08:16 AM | The Daily World

    Opportunity Zone Funds Could Spur Economic Development

    More than 70 people attended Greater Grays Harbor Inc.'s opportunity zone presentation in Ocean Shores April 11 to learn about the recently-created program designed to increase investment in low-income areas through capital gains tax incentives.

  • Apr 16, 11:39 AM | ITP.net

    City Launches Development of New Master Plan for Franklin Park

    Last Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the Parks and Recreation Department has begun developing a new master plan for Franklin Park. Once the plan has been completed and approved, the department will implement a series of widescale improvements that will be funded from the $28 million payment the city received from the sale of the Winthrop Square Garage last fall. According to a ...

  • Apr 16, 04:31 AM | The Herald-Dispatch

    City gets $2.2M for development, housing

    HUNTINGTON - The City of Huntington will receive $2.5 million in federal funds for economic development, expanding affordable housing and providing shelter for the homeless. Meanwhile, the Huntington Housing Authority will get $1.1 million in a federal grant to develop, finance and modernize its facilities. The money announced Monday was part of more than $29.8 million awarded statewide by the ...

  • Apr 16, 11:49 AM | The Journal

    Airport planners recognized for leadership

    Planning leadership of the Falls International Airport has been recognized by the Minnesota Council of Airports. The Falls airport received the "outstanding leadership in airport planning, environment and strategic initiative" award for 2018. The airport will be recognized April 25 at the Minnesota Airports Convention in Willmar. The Falls airport was selected for the award because of its ...

  • Apr 16, 07:10 AM | Suffolk News-Herald

    Housing Authority receives federal grant

    The Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority received an unexpected bonus when it found out this week that it would get more than it asked for from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund. Suffolk received nearly $1.1 million, around $400,000 more than it expected, according to SRHA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Tracey Snipes. "It was ...

  • Apr 16, 04:31 AM | The Herald-Dispatch

    Justice announces federal grant for water in Wyoming County

    PINEVILLE - Gov. Jim Justice was in town Thursday to announce the state has secured a federal grant of nearly $1.39 million to aid with water woes in Wyoming County. The grant will be used specifically to make water service available to more families in the Brush Fork, Huff Creek and Road Fork areas of the county. The funds are a part of the $13.1 million federal Community Block Grant dollars. ...

  • Apr 16, 04:08 AM | New Hampshire Union Leader

    CMC expansion, area redevelopment could cost $175 million

    April 16-- Apr. 16--MANCHESTER -- Catholic Medical Center is moving forward with plans for building up to a six-story addition and demolishing a nearby strip mall in a project estimated to cost $125 million to $175 million. Plans include expanding the emergency room and the New England Heart & Vascular Institute as well as adding up to 90 private rooms and six new operating suites. "I think ...

  • Apr 16, 02:16 AM | Nashville Post

    Metro OKs West End Park project

    The developer of an eight-unit residential building planned for West End Park has released a new image for the structure and has landed Metro Planning Commission approval to move forward with the effort. The townhome project will sit at 3206 West End Circle and replace the recently razed structure once home to Park Plaza Apartments. 3206 will be the latest such project for an area that has ...

  • Apr 15, 02:46 AM | High Point Enterprise

    Plan calls for $14M City Lake Park upgrade

    April 15-- Apr. 15--HIGH POINT -- Consultants have recommended a series of renovations to City Lake Park with an estimated price tag of around $14 million. A new master plan for the park developed by McAdams, a land planning and civil engineering firm in Durham, calls for major improvements to the park's pool, with the addition of water slides, shaded seating and other features. The plan also ...

  • Apr 15, 01:13 AM | The Lance

    Members Only Infrastructure dollars flowing to Winnipeg

    Building strong, healthy, vibrant communities is one of our government’s top priorities. We have made historic investments in infrastructure across the country to create stronger local communities. From helping to reduce traffic, keeping our families safe, and addressing the challenges of climate change, our investments in infrastructure are setting communities up for success. We depend on our ...

  • Apr 15, 10:49 AM | The Herald-Tribune

    Pending Manatee Developments to Offer Affordable Apartments and Homes

    April 15-- Apr. 15--MANATEE COUNTY -- With rents and home prices continuing to rise, two workforce housing developments are getting a favorable reception from Manatee County government. On May 2, the County Commission will consider plans for Oaks at Creekside, an apartment complex, and Maple Ridge, a subdivision of single-family homes. The Planning Commission and county planning staff ...

  • Apr 13, 01:15 AM | The Washington Post (Print)

    Members Only Affordable Housing Fund Gets $4 Million

    Loan program helps communities fill gaps in projects' financing A $4 million investment is a drop in the bucket in the world of affordable housing costs, as it's less than 1 percent of the cost of a typical project that the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development usually subsidizes. But the $4 million that Virginia lawmakers added to the commonwealth's affordable housing trust ...

  • Apr 13, 02:10 PM | Laramie Boomerang

    Finding a New Use For an Old Space

    As the city moves forward with the new Municipal Operations Center north of Laramie, the City Council, the Planning Commission and members of city staff have been brainstorming possible uses and development ideas for the current Public Works facility on Fourth Street once it's vacant. During the Laramie City Council's Tuesday work session, several council members expressed their excitement ...

  • Apr 14, 01:44 PM | Crisfield Times

    Housing Authority Gets $703K in Federal HUD Funding

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $1.8 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements on the Eastern Shore. This grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Among the earmarks is ...

  • Apr 13, 11:22 PM | Marin Independent Journal

    Marin supervisors receive harrowing report on climate change, sea-level rise

    April 14-- Apr. 14--Climate change is already negatively affecting the health of Marin residents and within 15 years attendant sea-level rise could threaten the county's shoreline buildings, roads and original utility systems. This was the sobering message Marin supervisors received after Supervisor Kate Sears requested an update on the local health impacts of climate change and efforts to ...

  • Apr 13, 12:46 PM | The Jamestown Sun

    North Dakota receives housing grants

    April 13-- Apr. 13--Community housing agencies in North Dakota have been awarded $15.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The grants are intended to support quality housing in the state. Local agencies receiving grants include the Barnes County Housing Authority with a grant of $92,770 and the McIntosh County ...

  • Apr 13, 09:39 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Rhode Island municipalities awarded federal community grants

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island municipalities have been awarded nearly $25 million in federal funding to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support economic development and affordable housing programs. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded community grants. The Rhode Island Democrat says the grants help communities address pressing ...

  • Apr 13, 07:15 AM | Maryland Gazette

    Green energy bill splits advocates; Some environmentalists upset subsidies remain for trash incinerators, paper mills

    Not all environmentalists are cheering the Maryland General Assembly's approval Monday of incentives that double down on utility customers' investment in renewable energy. They all agree reaching a goal of 50% green energy by 2030 would help reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change. But some say a bill approved in the final hour of the legislature's annual session will only magnify a ...