HHS ANNOUNCES OVER $3 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has announced over $3 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP aids low-income families and individuals with bill payments, energy crises, energy efficiency improvements, and energy-related home repairs.

Panattoni Preps Pad for 1.5 MSF Spec Building at Lambert Farms

Panattoni Development Company today said it started grading a site for a speculative distribution center of up to 1.5 million square feet at its Lambert Farms development in Henry County, south of Atlanta

Third & Urban Revitalizes, Rebrands Armour Industrial District; JLL Client Creates New Creative Office...

Third & Urban Real Estate, which is spearheading the overall repositioning and rebranding of the former industrial district Armour Yards, has successfully delivered the first two buildings with the third expected to be completed in January 2017. JLL is working with Third & Urban to ensure the area continues to emerge as a new hub of activity

Influential Atlanta Business Groups Join Forces in Support of TSPLOST

Metro Atlanta’s most-influential real estate and development associations today launched the Unlock ATL campaign in an unprecedented effort to raise awareness of and gain support for the critical transportation referenda on the Nov. 8 ballot.

DCA to co-sponsor Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is co-sponsoring a competition to foster creative solutions to today’s housing needs.  Organized in conjunction with Georgia ACT and Enterprise Community Partners, and sponsored by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Preservation Challenge is an idea competition to generate innovative, implementable proposals that will help preserve affordable housing in the Atlanta region and throughout Georgia’s urban centers
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The Georgian Lakeside Assisted Living/Memory Care in Roswell, Georgia Designed by KTGY Highlights Luxury...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that The Georgian Lakeside in Roswell, Georgia, a 95-unit assisted living and memory care community, recently opened. KTGY is the designer of this innovative community, offering luxury amenities, leading-edge technology and resort-style living. Griffin Fine Living, LLC is the General Manager. Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC provided the investment capital

The Atlanta REALTORS® Releases September 2016 Statistics on Housing Market

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its September 2016 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta.  The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.
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Pinewood Forrest Announces Several Key Partnerships; Hay Creek Hotels Signs On to Open First...

Pinewood Forrest, an innovative mixed-use community located in Fayetteville, Georgia, today announced several milestones as part of its newly established Pinewood Progress update series. One highlight centers on Hay Creek Hotel’s decision to open its first metro Atlanta boutique hotel at the development

Pinewood Forrest Hires Top Entertainment Executive as President

Pinewood Forrest, an innovative mixed-use community located in Fayetteville, Georgia, today announced international expert Rob Parker as its new President. In his newly created role as president of Pinewood Forrest, Parker will oversee strategy, planning, financial management, development and ongoing operation of the groundbreaking Live-Create-Play community adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Scott, Lewis, Conyers and Waters Urge Inclusive Search for New Atlanta Fed President

Reps. David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Lewis (D-GA), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee; John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee; and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee, urged the Federal Reserve to conduct an inclusive, transparent search for the next President of the Reserve Bank of Atlanta, one that engages candidates from many diverse backgrounds.

Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon “Graduate” from Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Program

Local leaders from the cities of Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon were recognized for their communities’ completion of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program at the annual retreat held September 20-22 in Gainesville.

Rep. Tom Graves Supports Georgia’s Waterways, Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303), bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal partnerships for developing and maintaining the nation’s waterway infrastructure, such as the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

City of Atlanta Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance to Further Energy...

The City of Atlanta announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress and leadership across the country.

The Atlanta REALTORS® Releases August 2016 Statistics on Housing Market

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its August 2016 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta.  The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that 16 communities within the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia have been awarded a total of nearly $8,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) grants. The CDBG grants were awarded by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal using funding provided by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will be used to repair infrastructure and revitalize neighborhoods

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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The Atlanta REALTORS® Association and FMLS to Host Annual Trade Show

Over 3,000 professionals will gather at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Thursday, August 24th for the 17th year of Showcase, the Southeast's premier residential Real Estate Trade Show, presented by the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and FMLS. Each year, the Trade Show brings together REALTORS®, real estate professionals and affiliated industries on a single day and features a broad selection of essential industry seminars from national and regional speakers, industry items, services, and business tools.