With Senators Sanders, Brown, Hirono, Blumenthal Introduces Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015

To kick start the 2015 Florida unclaimed property auction activities, the Department of Financial Services hosted a live two-hour phone bank yesterday at television studio WJXT in Jacksonville. During that time, viewers were encouraged to call in and check for unclaimed property accounts in their name. In less than 18 hours, more than 5,000 individual accounts were found in the Jacksonville area worth a combined total of more than $1 million.

Florida Unclaimed Property Auction Comes to Jacksonville

This week, CFO Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services will host the 2015 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction at the Jacksonville Marriott. Media opportunities begin today, July 30, with the delivery of an unclaimed property check to a local Jacksonville woman. The auction’s public preview will be held Friday, July 31, and the live auction will be held Saturday, August 1. In addition to the media opportunities listed below, interviews can be arranged by request.

Hastings Hosts Congressional Briefing on Women and Trauma Informed Care for the Homeless

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, hosted a briefing with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and the National Coalition of the Homeless. The briefing addressed the importance of providing unhoused families with support to address trauma and how trauma-informed care can be an effective model in helping families heal, while combating homelessness. Hastings made the following statement at the briefing

City of Tampa Seeks Members for West Tampa CRA Community Advisory Committee

The purpose of Community Advisory Committees is to insure that the interests of residents, property owners, businesses and other stakeholders in the area are represented in key decisions. Community Advisory Committees provide input and make recommendations to City staff and the Community Redevelopment Agency concerning their respective areas

Household hazardous waste to be collected in Fruitland Park on July 30

The Lake County Solid Waste Division 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 Internal Audit Department released its Program Change Control, Audit 15-04

Program change control/management is the process of controlling and managing changes introduced in an information technology infrastructure. It ensures efficiency in service operations by standardizing procedures, aids information management by recording all changes to service assets, and promotes business benefit by minimizing the risk of disruption to the production environment

ConnectHOME initiative expands high-speed Internet to more working families, low-income students in Tampa Bay

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced that Tampa was selected as one of only 27 communities nationwide to participate in ConnectHOME, which promotes locally tailored solutions to help bridge the gap in digital access for working-class households by addressing the barriers they have to high-speed broadband.

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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,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

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Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.