Grijalva Commends Improvements to Distressed Asset Stabilization Program
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement today after the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced enhancements to the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP), which has served to purchase severely delinquent loans since 2012. In April, Rep. Grijalva wrote HUD Secretary Julian Castro raising concerns about these properties being sold off by the government at rock bottom prices to the same financial institutions that caused the housing market to crash
Rep. Ruben Gallego Helps the City of Phoenix Secure $1.5 Million Grant for Revitalization...
Washington, DC - June 29, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the City of Phoenix has...
McCAIN, FLAKE & ARIZONA DELEGATION MEMBERS URGE HUD SECRETARY TO USE EXISTING RESOURCES TO...
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and members of the Arizona congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro today expressing concern that several Arizona-based housing organizations did not receive funding under the Department’s Tier 2 Continuum of Care (CoC) allocation, which is used to provide homeless individuals and families with transitional and permanent housing. This decision will result in the imminent displacement of 67 families in Maricopa County if a short-term solution is not found
TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE
In compliance with A.R.S. §42-17107, the City of Tucson, Arizona, is notifying its property taxpayers of the City of Tucson's intention to raise primary property taxes over last year's level. The City is proposing an increase of primary property taxes of $399,414 or 2.4%.
GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY: ‘I WILL NOT SIGN LEGISLATION THAT THREATENS ARIZONA’S WATER FUTURE’
Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 1268 and Senate Bill 1400. “Arizona enjoys a proud and longstanding reputation as a global leader in water management. Historically, we’ve planned ahead for the needs of our citizens and the future of our state but these bills undermine those efforts. While I appreciate the sponsor’s efforts to protect Arizona from federal overreach, I’m concerned S.B. 1268 and S.B. 1400 would encourage a patchwork of water ordinances throughout our cities and leave our water supply securities in peril
Arizona Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison after Scamming Homebuyers
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Melissa Maureen Coe to 4 years in prison after stealing more than $450,000 from 14 victims throughout Arizona. Coe used different real estate scams to steal thousands from homebuyers, homeowners, and/or real estate investors. Coe had close friendships with many of the 14 victims she defrauded.
Grijalva Congratulates Housing America Corp on $1.5M Grant Award
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today congratulated Housing America Corporation (HAC) on receiving a nearly $1.5 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Mutual Self Help Housing Program in Yuma County. Grijalva, who wrote a letter of support for HAC’s grant application, released the following statement
Statement in support of protecting Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., gave the following statement in support of protecting the Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts under consideration in Congress. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides veterans with important resources such as housing benefits that can transfer to their dependents.
ADOT pursues federal grants to advance highway improvements
Improving traffic flow and safety on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. Helping commerce move on a state route between the border and Interstate 19 in Nogales. Rehabilitating an 850-foot-long bridge along Interstate 15 in northwestern Arizona.
Shelter Worker Accused of Stealing from Homeless Faces Additional Charges
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced additional criminal charges have been filed against a former employee at the Phoenix Rescue Mission accused of stealing social security benefits from the homeless. A State Grand jury indicted Sergio Solorzano on three additional felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, and Taking the Identity of Another
Rep. Gosar to Attend May 2nd Public Meeting in Lake Havasu City and Speak...
Congressman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) will be attending the public meeting taking place in Lake Havasu City on May 2, 2016, to examine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) controversial draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge announced April 12, 2016, which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters
Grijalva Praises New Round of Hardest Hit Fund Money for Arizona Homeowners
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today praised the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement of the fifth round of funding for their Hardest Hit Fund (HHF), which includes $28,282,519 for the State of Arizona. The program funds target foreclosure prevention efforts run by state housing finance agencies in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn. Grijalva, who helped lead efforts in 2012 and 2013 to increase HHF participation and improve distribution of resources, released the following statement
Flake Advances Arizona Water, Energy, Land Priorities in Senate Energy Bill
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today successfully advanced a host of Arizona water, energy, and land management priorities when six of his amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (EPMA) were approved by the Senate. Most notably, the EPMA now includes Flake’s National Parks Access Act, legislation that will reimburse Arizona and five other states that advanced approximately $2 million to the National Park Service to temporarily reopen national parks during the 2013 government shutdown.
Two Gosar Energy Bills Pass the Senate
Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate successfully passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, legislation which included two bills Congressman Gosar introduced in the House; H.R.1107, the Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act and H.R. 2663, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act
U.S. REP. MCSALLY LEADS HEARING ON BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE, MANNING NEEDS
U.S. Representative Martha McSally today led a hearing as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee on inadequate staffing levels and outdated infrastructure at our border ports of entry. During the hearing, in response to questioning from Rep. McSally, a top Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official confirmed the Douglas Port of Entry is a top infrastructure priority for the Administration and that it would be included in CBP’s five-year infrastructure plan.
Rep. Gosar Vows to Protect State Water Rights, Block Groundwater Directive 2.0
Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee titled, “Empowering States and Western Water Users Through Regulatory and Administrative Reforms” examining the growth of pervasive federal regulations over water resources
City installs new parking signage in downtown Chandler
New directional signage is being placed in various locations in downtown Chandler to assist patrons in finding free parking available at three garages east of Arizona Avenue.
Costa Says Five Percent Water Allocation from Federal Government is Immoral
Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after leading and submitting a bipartisan appropriations language request signed by 120 members to the House Appropriations Committee to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from using appropriated funds for the “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule, or any substantially similar rule
CIPA Passes House by Voice Vote
H.R. 1073 the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act passes by voice vote and Congressman Trent Franks issued the following statement: “There is a moment in the life of nearly every problem when it is big enough to be seen by reasonable people and still small enough to be addressed. Passage of this important legislation presents an opportunity for America and the free world to address and mitigate the vulnerability that naturally occurring or weaponized EMP represents to the mechanisms of our civilization.<
A Rider for Ryder: Rep. Gosar Seeks to Protect Motorized Access on Lake Havasu...
This week, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) submitted a language request to the House Appropriations Committee to prohibit funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service to carry out an arbitrary closure of recreational motorized boating at the north end of Lake Havasu that was made administratively and without public comment