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Congressman Fattah Announces $65 Million in New Markets Tax Credits to The Reinvestment Fund

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) in Philadelphia will receive $65,000,000 in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) awards to encourage investment in low-income neighborhoods throughout the community. The Reinvestment Fund was one of 76 organizations across the country selected to receive the tax credit allocation authority from the Department of the Treasury

Aid Approved for 15 More Counties to Assist Local Governments, Rural Electric Cooperatives

Governor Mary Fallin today announced the federal government has approved public assistance for an additional 15 Oklahoma counties to help with storm and flooding recovery expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the request, one day after the governor and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) submitted the request

Beware of Fraud in Wake of Disasters

Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Shuster Helps Advance Transportation and Housing Appropriations Bill

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted in favor of H.R.2577, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 on Tuesday evening. This annual appropriations legislation, which passed the House, authorizes funding for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for FY 2016.

Environmental Protection Agency: Fracking Poses No ‘Widespread, Systemic’ Harm to Drinking Water

Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05), co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, released the following statement in response to the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessment that hydraulic fracturing poses no ‘widespread, systemic’ harm to drinking water:

State/Fema Recovery Centers Open In Cleveland, Grady And Oklahoma Counties

People in Oklahoma affected by the recent flooding, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes May 5 and continuing may now visit Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties to get information about disaster assistance that may be available.

House Advances Two Bills to Stop Flawed EPA Rule on Waters of the U.S.

Both measures were supported by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s efforts to expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and further extend the reach of federal regulators into peoples’ everyday lives, their businesses and onto their land

Nationally Renowned Seniors Real Estate Advocate, Author and Educator, Returns to Oklahoma City Roots

Nationally Renowned Seniors Real Estate Advocate, Author and Educator, Returns to Oklahoma City Roots Oklahoma City, OK, April 28, 2015 --(PR.com)-- It was close to two decades ago when Nikki and Chris Buckelew joined forces to begin building an Oklahoma City-based real estate team devoted to seniors. Their combined talents and expertise powered extraordinary success and national attention, which pulled them away from Oklahoma City and into training and coaching positions with international real estate companies.

Cherokee Nation Housing Authority builds new playground in Locust Grove

Children in Locust Grove now have a spruced up playground thanks to a $30,000 renovation project by the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation. The Housing Authority recently helped furnish a new swing set, slides and new picnic tables at the park on the corner of Delaware Street and Ross Avenue in Locust Grove

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.5 Million to Increase Industrial Capacity in Oklahoma

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the City of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Washita Valley Community Action Council Receives HOME Funding to Develop Group Home in Chickasha

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved a Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) award of up to $193,000 to Washita Valley Community Action Council during its March meeting. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated state Participating Jurisdiction.

FTC Sues Online ‘Yellow Pages’ Operation for Scamming Small Businesses, Doctors’ Offices, Retirement Homes,...

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted, pending litigation, an Oklahoma City-based operation that allegedly bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from small businesses, doctors’ offices, retirement homes, and religious schools throughout the country by charging them for unwanted listings in an online “yellow pages” directory. The FTC seeks to permanently stop the illegal practices, which generated a large number of complaints to the FTC and the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma, 10 Other States File Appeal of Lawsuit against Dodd-Frank Financial Law

Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Wednesday announced Oklahoma and 10 other states filed an appeal of a lawsuit challenging the Dodd-Frank federal financial law. In appealing a lower court’s ruling, Oklahoma and the other states are seeking the opportunity to defend the interests of their citizens against the potential harmful effects of Dodd-Frank

Deadline for AG’s Mortgage Settlement Fund Phase II is Dec. 31

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday encouraged Oklahomans who experienced foreclosure or mortgage issues due to mortgage company actions to apply for a second round of assistance from the Oklahoma Mortgage Settlement Fund.

Bridenstine Weather Bill Advances from House Science Committee

The Weather Forecasting Improvement Act (H.R. 2413), sponsored by Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma), advanced from House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Thursday with strong, bi-partisan support. The legislation makes the protection of lives and property the top priority of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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OHFA Awards $600,000 to Organizations Providing Down Payment Assistance

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated state Participating Jurisdiction.

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HUD CHARGES OKLAHOMA LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST VETERAN WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the landlords of a Moore, Oklahoma rental home with violating the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of their tenant, a veteran with disabilities