Yearly Archives: 2015

Rep. Heck Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Legislation Unleashing Renewable Energy Potential on Public...

U.S. Congressmen Joe Heck (NV-03), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mike Thompson (D-CA) Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015, which aims to streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for relevant stakeholders

Interior Department Approves First Solar Energy Zone Projects

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of the first three solar energy projects to benefit from the streamlined permitting process of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Western Solar Plan.

Meridian Capital Group Arranges $3.9 Million in CMBS Financing for a Shopping Center Located...

Meridian Capital Group, America’s most active debt broker, negotiated a $3.9 million CMBS loan for the refinance of a shopping center located in Las Vegas, NV on behalf of Robert Zarin.

Heller, Heinrich, Risch, and Tester Join Forces to Streamline Permitting for Renewable Energy Projects

U.S. Senators Dean Heller, Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act. The bipartisan legislation simplifies the permitting process for solar, geothermal and wind projects on public lands. Following introduction, the senators offered these statements

Heck Bill to End Veterans Homelessness Passes House

Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) aimed at reducing veterans homelessness today passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. H.R. 1816, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2015, ends the flawed Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of counting the aid and attendance benefit for low-income, disabled veterans as regular income

WestCorp Management Group Opens New 308-Unit Apartment Community in Las Vegas Nevada

WestCorp Management Group is celebrating the grand opening of its newest apartment community in Southern Nevada. The Wyatt, a 308-unit development near Badura Avenue and Buffalo Road, is now open for new residents. The brand-new community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units with rental prices starting at $899 per month

National Recreation and Park Association Launches Crowdfunding Project to Raise $450,000 for North Las...

More than 4,000 children and families living near Joe Kneip Park in North Las Vegas depend on the open space as a gathering place outdoors. However, the tough economy has left the park in need of major improvements. That’s why the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has partnered with City of North Las Vegas in a creative effort to raise funds that will help revitalize the park.


As the nation prepares to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced two fair housing actions involving allegations of housing discrimination involving families with children

HUD Announces Fair Housing Charge And Settlement With Landlords In Nevada

In Carson City, Nevada, HUD charged the owners of a rental property for allegedly refusing to rent a home to parents because they have children.

Homebuyers Find The Perfect Fit In New Lennar Home

RENO, Nev. -- Buyers explored beautiful model homes at Carson River Estates in Dayton and Wintercreek at Somersett in Reno during Lennar’s Grand Opening celebrations over the weekend. Each community features Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® features and Next Gen®–The Home Within a Home® floorplan, but each offer their own distinct collection of new homes designed to accommodate a variety of homeshoppers. With two communities to choose from, buyers were able to find the right home to meet their needs and match their lifestyle


The Nevada Housing Division has received a federal grant of $156,210 to support ongoing foreclosure prevention counseling efforts. The funds, awarded by the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program, will be re-allocated to preapproved statewide nonprofit housing counseling agencies in order to continue providing one-on-one counseling and assistance to Nevada homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

FirstService Residential Associates Beautify City Park for Earth Day

Associates of FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Nevada, participated in a beautification project at Ed Fountain Park in Las Vegas in observance of Earth Day. The 46 acre park presented several cleaning opportunities, including trash and debris removal throughout, painting of pillars, gates, wrought iron features and water fountains, cleaning of playground equipment, picnic tables and barbecue grills.

Heck Applauds Senate Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement applauding Senate passage of S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. The Senate-passed bill included language originally introduced by Rep. Heck in the House as H.R. 468, the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims for Youth Trafficking Act of 2015, legislation that passed the House in January and provides increased support to runaway and homeless youth who are victims of human trafficking.

Reid Announces Over $2.2 Million For Veteran Housing Across Nevada

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $2,220,253 in Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program grants for veteran housing across Nevada. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $168,512 to the Reno Housing Authority and the Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System, $1,995,867 to the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and the Southern Nevada VA Health Care System and $55,874 to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority and the Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System.


Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement in regards to the House Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies’ consideration of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy & Water Appropriations bill.


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.”



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.