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Buchanan Co-Chairs FL Delegation Meeting on State’s Water Issues

The co-chairs of Florida’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., announced today a bipartisan delegation meeting on some of the state’s most pressing water issues.

FOLLOWING HURRICANE MATTHEW, CFO JEFF ATWATER EXTENDS INSURANCE CONSUMER HELPLINE HOURS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the landfall of Hurricane Matthew, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has extended the operating hours of the Department...

A Discussion with Assistant Secretary, Gustavo Velasquez

Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Gustavo F. Velasquez will lead a discussion on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) with local leaders and community partners to discuss the AFFH Final Rule and the Assessment of Fair Housing. This will be an opportunity to learn about the new requirements, the Assessment Tool and have questions answered.

South Florida Real Estate School of the Miami Association of Realtors to Host Career...

The South Florida Real Estate School of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will present Miami’s Premier Real Estate Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 23 at Jungle Island. South Florida’s top brokerage, mortgage, title and inspection companies will be exhibiting at the event to provide guidance to those looking to launch a real estate career. Admittance is free for real estate professionals and the general public. No registration is required.

FOLLOWING HURRICANE HERMINE, CFO JEFF ATWATER EXTENDS INSURANCE CONSUMER HELPLINE HOURS

Following the landfall of Hurricane Hermine, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has extended the operating hours of the Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Consumer Helpline. As Floridians assess damages to their property and belongings, they should document damages by taking photographs or shooting video footage and notify their insurance companies as soon as possible.

Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected in Minneola

Lake County Solid Waste, in partnership with the Lake County Sheriff's Office, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

Record-breaking Hearts of Gold event raises over $300,000 for the Coalition

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida’s Hearts of Gold concert presented by Reed Nissan raised over $300,000, topping even last year’s record-breaking event. Hundreds of Central Florida’s elite business and philanthropic leaders gathered at Hard Rock Live to eat, drink, and celebrate the transformative power of music in support of the homeless men, women, and children in our community.

South Florida’s World-Renowned Multiculturalism Fueling Home Sales

Of the 500,000 new residents who moved to the Miami, Broward, Palm Beach metro area over the last five years, about 65 percent (335,000) came from other countries, according to new U.S. Census data. South Florida boasts the highest-in-the-nation share of foreign home sales ($6.1 billion in total sales volume in 2015) and unprecedented international allure (South Florida is the most searched U.S. destination by international consumers on Realtor.com).

Experts Point to Strength and Resiliency of Miami Real Estate Market

After eight years of record or near-record residential sales, the Miami real estate market is normalizing with steady growth, various prominent local market experts said during a recent MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) event

Solid Waste announces two upcoming household hazardous waste collection events in May

Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging county residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at two upcoming household hazardous waste collection events in Lady Lake and Groveland.

Lake County partners promote safe swimming during Water Safety Month

Lake County’s Water Safety Advisory Committee, government agencies and private partners are hosting Water Safety Month in May. The events will offer free swimming and CPR demonstrations, life vest education, mock drowning exercises, swimming lesson registration, open swimming, exhibits and more

Building Hope for Veterans

It has been a long journey for Gulf War veteran Mario Figueroa. After three years battling for his benefits with the VA alongside CLSMF Veterans Advocacy Project attorney Chirsite Bhageloe

Residents encouraged to dispose of household hazardous waste at event in Eustis

Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be on site from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, April 28 at the Eustis Square Shopping Center parking lot located at 218 Ardice Ave., Eustis

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the City of Tampa to Unveil Sulpher Springs Youth...

Press availability with Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. The City of Tampa and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will unveil a multi-purpose Youth Development Park to the Springhill Park Community Center in Sulphur Springs

City of Tampa Releases RFP for Phase II of Sulphur Springs Redevelopment “Nehemiah Project”

On Wednesday, March 23rd at 1:00 PM at the Development Services Center the City of Tampa will host a mandatory technical meeting for those interested in submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Nehemiah Project is working to clear the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of blight and crime by creating safe and affordable living as well as transforming the neighborhood while keeping its diverse history in mind

Lake County Water Authority and Parks & Trails offer guided paddling trips for nature...

The Lake County Water Authority (LCWA), in partnership with Lake County Parks & Trails, is hosting two guided paddle trips offering unparalleled views of Lake County’s hidden natural treasures.

Lake County’s Extension Service hosts public classes about hydroponics and pruning roses

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering two educational horticulture classes in February.

City of Tampa to Host Foreclosure Workshop

On Wednesday, February 10th, HOPE NOW, City of Tampa’s, Housing and Community Development Division, Housing & Education Alliance, CDC of Tampa Inc., Tampa Bay CDC and Neighborhood Home Solutions will host a foreclosure workshop to help homeowners in need of services that will help with home retention

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Scholarships Available

Home improvement scholarships are now available to qualified City of Tampa Water Department customers through a partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools. The next eight-week (16 sessions) Home Improvement course starts Tuesday, January 26, from 6-9 p.m. Classes are being taught at the D.G. Erwin Technical Center (HiTEC) located at 2010 East Hillsborough Avenue. Seating is limited

Adjusted building impact fee for education goes into effect Jan. 11, 2016

Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, the new adjusted educational impact fees will be $5,856 for a mobile home, $8,045 for a multi-family dwelling, and $9,324 for a single-family home. Educational impact fees are imposed by local governments and paid by developers to address the increase in school facility infrastructure demands created by new development

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Castor: Farm Bill Includes Fought-For Water Quality Provisions to...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced the inclusion of several water quality provisions she fought for in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill that passed the Congress today in response to the devastating red tide and toxic green algae that is plaguing Florida