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Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Owners of Carson City, Nevada, Rental Properties

The Justice Department announced today that Carson City, Nevada, rental property owners Betty Brinson and Hughston Brinson have agreed to pay $36,000 to resolve allegations that they discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA)

Washoe County is seeking public input on code relating to accessory structures on vacant...

The Washoe County Community Services Department’s Planning and Development Division is hosting a public workshop and open house regarding proposed amendments to Washoe County Code Chapter 110 (Development Code). The proposed updates focus on accessory structures and uses located on vacant property adjacent to a lot with a home or other established main use, and when both properties are under the same ownership.

Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) received a boost to its fleet after the Board of Fire Commissioners approved two new water tender fire trucks at Tuesday’s meeting. TMFPD Chief Charles Moore said the new trucks will increase reliability to the fleet. He said the trucks will take about nine months to build.

Forté Specialty Contractors Hires Greg Hellem as Superintendent

Forté Specialty Contractors, a Las Vegas-based construction company specializing in building for the experience for restaurants, nightclubs, museum exhibits and themed, experiential venues, has announced the hire of Greg Hellem as superintendent. Based in the company’s Las Vegas headquarters, Hellem will be responsible for providing leadership to the on-site staff to supervise the quality of work and to ensure projects are completed on-time and on-budget. Hellem’s first project with Forté will be working on Wynn’s newest nightclub, Intrigue.

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

KTGY-designed Communities Win Silver Nugget Awards

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that three KTGY-designed residential communities have garnered five top honors in Southern Nevada Home Builders Association 2016 Silver Nugget Awards competition. The Silver Nugget Awards program honors excellence in the Southern Nevada home builders’ industry.

Teaming up to help the homeless of Washoe County and their pets

Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society will offer the homeless of Washoe County free resources for their pets at Volunteers of America in Reno.

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

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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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HUD APPROVES AGREEMENT WITH LAS VEGAS LANDLORDS TO RESOLVE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it approved an agreement between the owners and managers of Maycliff Mobile Home Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a family to resolve allegations that the landlords refused to allow an elderly woman’s son and his pregnant wife to live at the property after their child was born.