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Hutchinson City Council to Approve Rehab Housing Program
The Hutchinson City Council is tasked to OK three resolutions that will get the city staff to begin accepting formal applications from homeowners looking for affordable loans for rehabilitating...more

Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more

How Utilities of Colorado Springs Be Utilized for Economic Development
Colorado Springs officials are looking into ways how the city's utilities can be used to improve economic development. The Colorado Springs City Council notes that it's worth examination, but...more

Commerce Department Invests $1.25 Million For Infrastructure Improvements in Owingsville
The Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Kentucky's city of Owingsville. The funds will support existing businesses and attract...more

Runaway Squad Volunteer Group Helps Rescue Missing Teens
Former New York Police Department officers, John Salerno and Joe Mazzilli, help runaways reunite with their families at no charge. They formed the group Runaway Squad, which was featured in the A&E...more

Five Airport Businesses For Tax-Exemption Possibility
Washington County signed five contracts to lease land at Hagerstown Regional Airport ten years ago. However, the properties are being made taxable when the state agency discovered they are being used...more

Federal Flood Recovery Funds Available for Waterloo Housing
Waterloo is accepting applications for federal flood recovery funds that are geared to develop multi-family rental housing in the city. The Iowa Economic Development Authority is providing a sixth...more

HUD Announces Nearly $120 Million Funds to Revitalize Housing and Communities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that four communities will be securing a combined $119.7 million to rehabilitate HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive...more

Pushing for Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Gateway Cities
There is a need to promoting immigrant-owned businesses in the Commonwealth's "Gateway Cities" like Brockton, Fall River, Holyoke and Worcester. Thanks to the emergence of these immigrant...more

NLIHC to Hold Conference for the Modification of the Mortgage Interest Deduction and Trust Fund Investment
The National Low Income Housing Coalition will discuss the launch of a $1 million campaign to amend the mortgage interest cut and invest in the National Housing Trust Fund. State...more

Village Capital announced the winners of the $50,000 prize awarded to social entrepreneurs who don’t “self-define as social  entrepreneurs”. The winners didn’t start out thinking of themselves as social enterprises.

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