Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Secures $400,000 EPA Revitalization Grant for the City of Opa-Locka
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced today that the City of Opa-Locka will receive revitalization grants totaling $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Opa-Locka is one of nine communities in Florida to receive a portion of more than $3.9 million in Brownfield grants. This investment will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean, and redevelop contaminated sites, which will boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment
At the request of Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee unanimously passed a resolution requiring the General Services Administration (GSA) to investigate the feasibility of constructing a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and report back within the next four months
Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will travel to Lehman College in the Bronx, New York for the launch of the “My Brother's Keeper Alliance” (“MBK Alliance”), an independent private sector effort, whose mission is to eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color through strategic, evidence-based interventions from community, private, and social enterprise partners.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery march that took place on March 7, 1965. “The historic march from Selma to Montgomery was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement that led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act that same year.
CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON URGES HOMEOWNERS TO ATTEND FREE “Help For Homeowners” event TO STOP...
Miami, FL - February 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) and the U.S. Department of Treasury are hosting a “Help For Homeowners” event on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28 to enable struggling homeowners to meet one-on-one with mortgage company officials and housing experts to receive free advice and assistance
CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING FOCUSED ON REDUCING HOMEOWNERS’ INSURANCE RATES
Washington, DC - February 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Office of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) hosted a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to inform policymakers of critical proposals to reduce the cost and increase the availability of homeowners’ insurance. The briefing featured senior economist and policy analyst Rawle King of the Congressional Research Service. Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement:
MIAMI, FL - October 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) will hold a foreclosure prevention workshop on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from1:00pm to 8:00pm at The Fountain of New Life Church, 4601 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055, where Reverend Wayne Lomax is the pastor. The foreclosure prevention workshop will educate homeowners, facing foreclosure, about the many local, state and federal programs designed to help homeowners hang on to their homes. Many of these programs have expiration dates and Congresswoman Wilson wants to make sure that South Floridians take full advantage of them, whether you are unemployed, underemployed or a Veteran facing foreclosure
Congresswoman Corrine Brown Proud to Announce Extension of Deadline to Apply for Compensation for...
August 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown praised the announcement by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank of an extension of the deadline to apply for cash or other compensation for faulty foreclosures from September 30 to December 31, 2012. To date, only 5% of eligible borrowers have applied.
Washington, DC - July 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) called for action to stabilize the commercial real estate market in order to help small businesses grow and create jobs. At the hearing, entitled ‘Alternatives for Promoting Liquidity in the Commercial Real Estate Markets, Supporting Small Businesses and Increasing Job Growth,’ Kosmas addressed the need to help small businesses who are facing a lack of available credit and are being denied the ability to renew the commercial real estate loans that are critical to their operations.
Washington, DC - June 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced today that $418 million is now available to help Floridians with bridge loans for mortgages through the Obama Administration’s “Hardest Hit Fund,” which will be directed to the state Housing Finance Agency and will immediately assist homeowners
Washington, DC - April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Mayor Bill Foster and community leaders marked the groundbreaking today of new housing in the city of St. Petersburg under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Neighborhood Stabilization initiative funds will provide safe and clean affordable housing for Tampa Bay area residents.
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen & Bipartisan Group Of Her Colleagues Urge Action To Stabilize The Housing...
Washington, DC - April 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, has recently signed on to letters, along with a bipartisan group of her fellow Members of Congress, expressing their concern with the failure to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Washington, DC - April 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Castor released the following statement today regarding changes announced to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Washington, DC - January 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In one of the most significant investments for the Tampa Bay region under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Tampa Housing Authority is receiving $38 million to revitalize the Central Park Village area and transform it into a new community that will uplift this historic neighborhood and create hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs. Since last year, Congresswoman Kathy Castor has pressed officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to award this money to the residents in the heart of Tampa through Tampa Housing Authority. Just last week, Castor urged HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to invest in redeveloping Central Park Village and bolster our economic recovery.
Washington, DC - December 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, voted against the tax increases in the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, as these increases would harm the already-stressed commercial real estate market. The legislation includes a $24.6 billion permanent tax increase on investments in the midst of a recession
Washington, DC - October 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) voted in favor of the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act (H.R. 3590), which will make changes to home-buying provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to benefit active-duty servicemen and women currently, or soon to be, deployed overseas. The bipartisan legislation passed by a vote of 416-0.
Monroe County, FL - August 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, and Peter J. Horton, Director of Airports at Key West International Airport, were both very pleased that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized a $2.5 million grant to sound proof homes in Key West, Florida.
Legislation Will Help Address Central Florida’s Foreclosure Crisis. Washington, DC - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) applauded the signing of H.R. 1106 (S.896), the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. The legislation will help protect thousands of Central Florida homeowners by providing important tools and incentives for lenders, servicers, and homeowners to modify loans and avoid foreclosures. The bill passed the House and Senate this month by large bipartisan margins and was signed by President Obama on Wednesday.