North Carolina State Government and Public Real Estate News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today announced that North Carolina is receiving a total of $5.4 million in affordable housing grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Atlanta to create, improve or preserve 626 affordable housing units. more »

RALIEGH, NC, M- May 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — John Turner, Executive Director of the Veterans today expressed the gratitude of the organization for the many North Carolina leaders whohelped sustain the effort to make the grant a reality. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Butner facility will provide vital services to state’s homeless veterans May 26, 2014 • Military and Veterans Affairs Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced one of the largest federal community development block grants in the state’s history today, a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create a facility for homeless veterans. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Homeowners asked to prepare for wildfires and take steps to prevent them Sacramento – With Wildfire Awareness Week well into swing, CAL FIRE plans to increase its staffing in Northern California in continued preparation for fire season. Starting Monday, May 12, CAL FIRE will transition into fire season in the counties of Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Plumas. more »

Raleigh, NC – April 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today:North Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors

• Holly Grange (New Hanover County) – Grange serves as the director of relations at Osprey Global Solutions. Prior to returning to North Carolina in 2009, she served as an attorney at Huck Bouma, PC in Wheaton, Illinois. Grange is a 15-year US Army Veteran, serving on Active Duty and in the reserves as an officer in the US Army Corp of Engineers. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., Access of Wilmington, and the USO of North Carolina. Grange earned her bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master of science in systems management from the University of Southern California and a juris doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has been awarded a $2 million grant that will enable an additional 8,000 households statewide to receive foreclosure prevention counseling.

The $2,009,013 award, from NeighborWorks America under the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program, is the second-highest award nationwide, and the eighth NFMC award won by the North Carolina agency. more »

N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund info available at Job Search Boot Camp in Garner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Unemployed workers seeking help with their job search or mortgage payments can find assistance at a Job Search Boot Camp at the Garner Performing Arts Center on February 25.

The N.C. Housing Finance Agency is teaming with the Town of Garner and J. Damien Birkel to host the free event, which will feature two identical sessions from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The largest U.S. electric company wants to pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less for solar power they generate by changing a pricing rule that was designed to spur production of the power, a Duke Energy vice president said Thursday. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After reports by the Raleigh News & Observer regarding executive salaries and compensation practices at the Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA), Congressman George Holding released the following statement: more »

Mortgage loan program helps displaced workers, veterans while they seek new jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A statewide foreclosure prevention effort has helped 15,000 North Carolinians who lost jobs start the New Year in their own homes. The N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund makes mortgage payments for qualified unemployed workers, including returning veterans, while they look for jobs or complete job training. Funding is still available to help another 6,000 homeowners. more »

Charlotte, NC – January 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Pat McCrory praised the character building programs of the YMCA at the Greater YMCA of Charlotte’s 20th Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Prayer Breakfast held Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center. The celebration is held in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee. more »

Raleigh, NC – January 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants totaling $11,046,399. more »

North Carolina Building Code Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — • Frankie Meads (Pasquotank County) – Meads is the general manager for Albemarle Builders Supply. He is the vice-chairman of Independent Builders Supply Association, and he is on the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners. Meads will fill the seat designated for a county commissioner or county manager. more »

Raleigh, NC – December 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) – The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments to the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission today: more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — A program that is helping more than 14,500 North Carolina homeowners keep their homes is available in our area through Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. The Smithfield counseling agency has joined 40 counseling organizations statewide in offering the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund, a mortgage assistance program offered through the N.C. Housing Finance Agency using funds from U.S. Treasury. more »

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