Ben Carson Named Affordable Housing Council Chair

first_img Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago June 25, 2019 1,524 Views Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordability Ben Carson Sales 2019-06-25 Seth Welborn Previous: CFPB Discusses Dodd-Frank and Abuse Next: Counsel’s Corner: Trends and Challenges in Bankruptcy Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Ben Carson Named Affordable Housing Council Chaircenter_img President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, and named Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.According to HUD, the new Council will be composed of members from eight Federal agencies, intended to engage with State, local, and tribal leaders across the country to identify and remove the obstacles that impede the production of affordable homes, “namely, the enormous price tag that follow burdensome government regulations.”“With the signing of today’s Executive Order, President Trump is prescribing a powerful treatment that correctly diagnoses the source of America’s affordable housing condition: this is a matter of supply and demand, and we have to increase the supply of affordable homes by changing the cost side of the equation,” said Secretary Carson. “Increasing the supply of housing by removing overly burdensome rules and regulations will reduce housing costs, boost economic growth, and provide more Americans with opportunities for economic mobility.”HUD notes that the construction of new homes has not kept pace with new household formations, due in part to the fact that over 25% of the cost of a new home is the direct result of Federal, State, and local regulations. Part of the Council’s goals will be to identify policies which artificially increase the cost of homeownership and reduce regulatory burdens.Nationally, affordability has been the primary roadblock to homeownership, according to First American’s Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI).“The main burden, affordability, confirms the strong sellers’ market conditions from 2018 have continued in many markets in early 2019, as demand outpaces supply and prices continue to rise,” said First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.To increase affordability, HUD laid out a plan for the new Council, which includes taking action to reduce Federal regulatory and administrative burdens that discourage private investment and housing development and streamline statutory, regulatory, and administrative burdens that inhibit the development of affordable housing supply. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ben Carson Named Affordable Housing Council Chair About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Ben Carson Sales Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Subscribelast_img read more

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Investigation launched to find who ploughed protected Donegal beach

first_img The National Parks and Wildlife Service has launched an investigation into who ploughed a protected beach in South Donegal.An area more than 250 metres long by 50 metres wide was tilled on Murvagh beach near Donegal town.A wildlife ranger yesterday consulted local landowners in a bid to trace the offender, who can be prosecuted.Murvagh is a special protected area for birds and is also a special area of conservation. Pinterest By News Highland – July 12, 2012 Previous articleMan drowns in Creggan reservoirNext articlePost Office in St Johnston robbed by masked men this morning News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Facebook Investigation launched to find who ploughed protected Donegal beach RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

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Fire burns at John’s Tree Service in Johnson City, no injuries reported

first_imgHarry L Drive was temporarily closed as emergency crews worked at the scene. The road reopened at 9:23 a.m. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Emergency crews responded to a fire at John’s Tree Service and Landscaping on Harry L Drive in Johnson City Friday morning. —– JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Fire Department says no injuries were reported in a fire at John’s Tree Service on Harry L Drive. Our 12 News crew on the scene around 8:30 a.m, saw part of Harry L Drive closed and traffic being diverted. Our crew also saw smoke coming from the building. They say a preliminary investigation revealed an employee was working on a wood stove when it “sparked up.” They say more information regarding the origin of the fire is pending further investigation. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 for further updates. The Johnson City Fire Department, Johnson City Police Department, and Town of Union Emergency Services responded to the fire. 9:30 A.M. UPDATE:last_img read more

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Break up the Badgers: UW sweeps Coyotes

first_imgFreshman Molly Spence had a school-record seven RBIs in game two of the Badgers\’ doubleheader sweep of South Dakota.[/media-credit]On the strength of a record-breaking day, the Wisconsin Badgers (14-26) swept the Coyotes of the University of South Dakota (12-27-1) in a doubleheader Wednesday, winning 5-1 in game one and taking the nightcap 10-2 in five innings.Game one was highlighted by a gem turned in by Badger pitcher Letty Olivarez.One of only two seniors on the team, Olivarez went the distance in the opener, giving up only a solo home run to Alexa Rudeen while striking out 17 batters, which tied a school record.The Badgers, who have wasted several other great starts by Olivarez, took advantage of her start this time and cruised to the victory.Game two was not quite as close, however, as the Badgers scored in every inning except the fourth, enforcing the eight-run mercy rule in the fifth inning. Additionally, freshman Molly Spence set a school record with seven runs batted in.In a five run third inning, Spence’s first career grand slam cleared the bases and allowed ample breathing room for pitchers Meghan McIntosh and Kristyn Hansen.“We came out with some confidence,” Spence said. “Yesterday was yesterday, and today was today. We were just trying to show it was a new day and bring out our bats.”Yesterday was a record-breaking day for several Badgers including the long-awaited arrival of strong play by junior centerfielder Jennifer Krueger, as she stole her 20th and 21st bases of the year, passing Carin Bouchard for most stolen bases in a season.Krueger already holds the career stolen bases mark, but she fell just short of the single-season record a year ago.Despite her prowess on the base paths, Krueger had been struggling of late, only hitting .219 coming into Wednesday’s games. With Krueger struggling, it really made things difficult for an otherwise productive middle of the lineup.Fortunately for the Badgers, Krueger broke out of her slump against the Coyotes, going 3-for-4 with a walk, while scoring three runs and stealing the two bases.When asked about the importance of Krueger on the base paths, Spence reiterated just how important Krueger’s speed is to the team.“[She] means a lot. When she’s on base and she gets to second with a steal, she’s in scoring position, and she put herself there,” said Spence. “With her speed on the bases, it doesn’t have to be a huge hit, it’s just got to be a single and you know she can just keep running.”Spence had a career day of her own, breaking the school record for most RBIs in a game with seven, three times plating the speedy Krueger.Like Krueger, Spence also had been struggling a little bit of late, yet she still leads the team in almost every offensive category.Her career day cemented her place in program history, and she will go down as one of Wisconsin’s all-time best freshman contributors, in line to have the best average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.She also is very close to becoming the freshman leader in hits, runs, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in, total bases, walks and stolen bases.“I didn’t try to do anything special [today]. I didn’t even know I had that many RBIs to be honest,” said Spence. “It was good. I struggled a little bit these past few weeks, [and] to able to hit and get my power back was great.”While Spence may be humble and shy away from talking about her accolades, her teammates certainly are not.“She means a lot,” said Olivarez about Spence. “When she gets up there and we have people on base, we’re always counting on her. She takes on a lot of pressure, and it’s nice to know that she’ll come through for us.”The sweep, which was only the team’s third of the season, comes right in time for one of the hardest road trips of the year, as the Badgers travel to Champaign this weekend to take on the No. 19 Illini.“We will carry on the momentum; we actually talked about that as a team with all our coaches,” said Olivarez. “We just gotta keep moving on and being positive.”last_img read more

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After addition of Notre Dame, ACC switches to 8-game conference schedule beginning in 2013

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Atlantic Coast Conference will feature an eight-game conference schedule starting in 2013, rather than the nine-game slate originally planned, the league announced in a press release on Wednesday.The conference made that change and revised its scheduling for basketball due to the addition of Notre Dame in September.Last February, the ACC announced its plan for a nine-game conference schedule when Syracuse and Pittsburgh began competition. But after the Fighting Irish agreed to play five football games against ACC opponents each year while joining the league for all other sports by 2015 at the latest, conference officials decided to go back to the eight-game model.“The addition of Notre Dame gives us an opportunity to reinforce a number of conference rivalries in basketball and Olympic sports while also giving our schools greater flexibility in nonconference football scheduling,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in the release. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe men’s and women’s basketball schedules will remain 18 games as planned, but the conference gave each school two primary partners to highlight rivalries.Syracuse was matched with Pittsburgh and former Big East rival Boston College.Schools will play each league opponent once and their partners twice — once on the road and once at home — every season. Comments Published on October 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more

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