Housing & Development

Housing & Development

ULI to Advise Reno, Nevada on Virginia Street Corridor

This week, an eight-person panel of nationally renowned land use, design, and urban planning experts will visit Reno, Nevada to evaluate how to improve the area’s livability and economic development potential. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), specifically will be researching the economic vitality and activation of the Virginia Street Corridor by considering land use, design, and transportation elements from the University of Nevada, Reno (17th Street) to Meadowood Mall (McCarran Boulevard).

Washoe County Assessor’s Office releases data on 2016/2017 property valuation appeals

Washoe County Assessor Michael Clark released information regarding property valuation appeals for the 2016 Washoe County Board of Equalization session, which was held throughout the month of February

EPA Announces $330,000 for UNLV to Research Microbes in Water Reuse Systems

the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $329,650 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices. Nationally, $3.3 million was awarded to five institutions nationwide for water reuse and conservation research.

Job Alert for Building Inspector – Intermittent

The Community Services Department - Building and Safety Division is currently accepting applications for the Intermittent (hourly) Building Inspector position. The intermittent hourly Building Inspector will work on an as needed basis and with no guarantee of hours per week/month

Washoe County property taxes are due

Washoe County Treasurer Tammi Davis would like to remind property owners that Mon Payments will be accepted without penalty through March 17, 2016.

TITUS ANNOUNCES $8.8 MILLION INCREASE IN ASSISTANCE TO HOMEOWNERS

Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced that the U.S. Treasury Department will provide Nevada an additional $8,885,641 to aid residents hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reaffirms MERS is Beneficiary under Nevada Law

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling that dismissed a borrower’s complaint. In pdf Lial v. Bank of America, MERS, et al. (74 KB) , borrowers filed wrongful foreclosure and quiet title claims, alleging that MERS was not a beneficiary because it lacked an interest in the note and was not entitled to receive mortgage payments.

SEIA Statement on Nevada PUC Decision

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state's existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules. The following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA's Vice President of State Affairs, on Friday's decision

Heck’s Vulnerable Veterans Housing Bill Passes House, Again

Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) called the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act (H.R. 1816) passed the House as part of H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act

Heller Files Amendments to Murkowski-Cantwell Energy Efficiency Bill

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) filed five amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), a bipartisan energy bill focused on addressing national energy opportunities and challenges. It aims to save energy, increase domestic energy and mineral supplies, facilitate investment into critical infrastructure, improve grid security, and boost international trade. The Senate will resume consideration of this bill next week.

PCA Forecast Sees Housing Construction Increases for Nevada in 2015

Stronger construction spending in the housing market is on the horizon in 2015 for Nevada, despite lingering foreclosures that need to be removed from bank books.

Heck, House Disapprove of “Waters of the United States” Rule

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today voted in favor oF S.J. Res. 22, a resolution disapproving of the of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

EPA Announces $19 Million for Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects in Nevada

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $19 million in funding to Nevada for investments in statewide improvement in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution. Nevada’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) provides financing for municipal wastewater treatment projects, while the state’s Drinking Water SRF provides financial assistance for drinking water infrastructure improvements.

Nevada Housing Division receives award for successful launch of homebuyer grant assistance program

The Nevada Housing Division (NHD) has been awarded the 2015 Trailblazer in Affordable Housing Award by Raymond James. The award honors the Division’s highly successful launch of the Home Is Possible homebuyer grant program.

TITUS STATEMENT ON HISTORIC CLEAN POWER PLAN

Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement today on President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's release of the final Clean Power Plan to establish the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. The Clean Power Plan is landmark action to protect public health, reduce energy bills for households and businesses, create American jobs, and bring clean power to communities across the country

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Nevada Short Sale Information – FTC Cracks Down on Loan Modification...

Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 31, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission has banned loan modification companies from charging up-front fees for negotiating modifications of residential mortgage loans. According to Eric Witksoki, Chief of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the state consumer advocate, “Money spent on mortgage modification consultants is a bad bet for consumers.” Additionally, Witkoski commented that spending money on loan modification is “worse than some of the odds at the casino tables.”

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BLM PROPOSES TO SELL 754.88 ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND IN CLARK...

The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposal to sell 40 parcels totaling 754.88 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The competitive sale would be by sealed and oral bidding in accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). A Notice of Realty Action published in today’s Federal Register opens a 45-day comment period which will close January 8, 2018.