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Udall: Momentum Growing to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

U.S. Senator Tom Udall welcomed growing support to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which conserves and promotes public access to the country's national parks, forests and public lands, and also funds state and local conservation grants. The program is set to expire in September of this year, and Udall has introduced legislation to find a permanent solution for the LWCF

New Mexico Governor Signs Historic Property Rights Protections into Law

Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 560 into law, ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture in New Mexico. Civil asset forfeiture, also known as “policing for profit,” allows law enforcement officers to seize personal property without ever charging—much less convicting—a person with a crime. Property seized through this process often finds its way into the department’s own coffers. HB 560, introduced by NM Rep. Zachary Cook and passed unanimously in the legislature, replaces civil asset forfeiture with criminal forfeiture, which requires a conviction of a person as a prerequisite to losing property tied to a crime.

Sen. Udall, Rep. Edwards Introduce Bill to Combat Leading Cause of Water Pollution

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote innovative ways to prevent flooding and water pollution created when rain or melted snow (stormwater) picks up toxic chemicals and sediment as it flows over roads, parking lots, roofs and lawns and into rivers and streams. The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act encourages new outside-the-box strategies to help prevent and manage stormwater pollution

Wells Fargo HomeLIFT program to help Albuquerque homebuyers

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks America® and its affiliate Homestart will join Mayor Richard J. Berry to announce the Albuquerque Wells Fargo HomeLIFT(sm) program, a $4.75 million initiative to boost homeownership and strengthen local neighborhoods.

Udall Statement on U.S. Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 1, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and...

Udall Introduces Legislation to Permanently Authorize and Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined five other senators, including U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, in introducing legislation (S. 890) to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which conserves and promotes public access to the country's national parks, forests and public lands. The program is set to expire in September of this year. The bill was led by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Other cosponsors include Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.).

Udall, Heinrich Announce $833,700 Grant to Improve N.M. Affordable Housing Options

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that NeighborWorks America will award three New Mexico nonprofit affordable housing organizations with a total of $833,700 in grants funded through last December's "omnibus" appropriations bill to fund the government.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $833,700 Grant to Improve N.M. Affordable Housing Options

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that NeighborWorks America will award three New Mexico nonprofit affordable housing organizations with a total of $833,700 in grants funded through last December's "omnibus" appropriations bill to fund the government.

Santo Domingo Pueblo Selected To Receive Grant To Deploy Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy...

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that Santo Domingo Pueblo was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive a $210,000 grant to accelerate the Tribe's implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This federal investment will help install a ground-mounted, 115-kilowatt solar array to power the Tribe's community water pump and treatment facility, which has the highest energy demand on the reservation.

FHWA Gives Green Light for New Mexico to Explore Innovative Contracting

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced approval for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to use an innovative contracting approach on an experimental basis that can help save time and money over the life of a construction project.

HUD 2016 BUDGET PROPOSES INCREASED SUPPORT TO ‘COLONIAS’ IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA AND...

As part of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is proposing to increase the amount that states along the U.S.-Mexico border can use to promote affordable housing and community development in severely distressed communities known

Preliminary Flood Maps in Otero County, New Mexico Ready for Public View

Homeowners, renters, and business owners in Otero County, New Mexico are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions

PEARCE ACTS TO ENHANCE NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING

Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce introduced reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Udall, Heinrich Announce $788,700 Grant Funding to Strengthen N.M. Affordable Housing Nonprofit Organizations

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that NeighborWorks America will award three New Mexico nonprofit affordable housing organizations with grants funded through the FY2014 Omnibus Appropriations Funding Bill. Santa Fe's Homewise, Inc., Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc. in Gallup, and the Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation in Southern New Mexico will receive a total of over $785,000 to support revitalization efforts, to promote and preserve affordable housing, and to create and sustain jobs through local NeighborWorks-supported projects and activities

Udall Amendments to Defense Bill Address Lab Research, Tech Transfer, Veterans’ Homelessness, B61 LEP

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that he has introduced several amendments to a major national defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets Department of Defense spending levels and policies for the upcoming fiscal year. Udall's five amendments include measures to fight unemployment and homelessness among veterans by improving access to education and life skills training for service members; help increase collaboration between the labs, nonprofits and foundations by streamlining the process the national labs must follow to accept grants; and facilitate technology transfer from the national labs to the marketplace

Luján Announces $2.8 Million in Federal Housing Funds for Northern New Mexico

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced today that cities across northern New Mexico are receiving federal funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support public housing projects. More than $2.8 million awarded through the 2013 Capital Fund Program will assist Public Housing Agencies’ efforts to build, repair, renovate, modernize and develop public housing projects. Funding can also be used for financing activities, including payments of debt service and customary financing costs

PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS

Lincoln County and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials want to hear from the public about preliminary flood maps for Lincoln County.

Udall Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Key Tribal Housing Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) announced that he has joined Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Vice Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) in introducing a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2013. The bill was also cosponsored by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Begich (D-AK), Al Franken (D-MN), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

Ben Bates integrates IDX Broker into his site, helping to simplify the online real...

IDX, Inc. would like to welcome Bill Pippin Real Estate’s very own Ben Bates of Ruidoso, New Mexico, to the consistently expanding network of real estate agents and brokers opting to enhance and advance their websites with the help of a custom IDX solution. With the addition of this Internet Data Exchange (IDX) technology, prospective home buyers now have the ability to browse the latest property listing information on the market, provided by Bates’ specified MLS, the Ruidoso-Lincoln County MLS (RLCMLS). Home seekers now have the capabilities to save their customized property searches and can sign-up to receive email updates, the moment a property matching their preferences arrives on the RLCMLS

Lujan Grisham Announces Over $1.8 Million in Grants to Help End Veterans’ Homelessness in...

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) today announced that two community non-profit organizations in Albuquerque will receive $1,864,723 in grants that will help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.

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