Colorado State Government and Public Real Estate News

Disaster Recovery Grant Builds on $63 Million Udall, Colleagues Secured for Colorado Last December

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Gov. John Hickenlooper today to announce Colorado will receive an additional $199.3 million to help communities recover from the September 2013 flood. The recovery funds, provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, will support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of unmet need, primarily in Boulder, Weld and Larimer counties. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Scott Tipton  highlighted legislation being considered in the House this week that would help provide relief for families struggling to pay rising costs to heat their homes. The legislation includes measures to provide relief to families by eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic restrictions that drive up the cost of energy production and increase the time it takes to transport energy resources to the communities that need them. more »

DENVER – February 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Late yesterday, Judge Dennis Hall of the Jefferson County District Court ruled on a series of motions regarding the Lower North Fork Fire. The judge granted motions by the state to dismiss all but the negligence claims that had been authorized by the General Assembly in the weeks immediately following the Lower North Fork wildfire. Judge Hall found that homeowners failed to allege facts and circumstances in support of other theories that would permit them to exceed limitations on claims contemplated under Colorado law. more »

DENVER – January 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he is reallocating $23 million from Colorado’s National Mortgage Settlement funds to affordable housing programs with special emphasis in funding affordable housing in areas hardest hit by the recent flood and wildfires. The money is part of the overall $51.17 million in custodial funds Colorado recovered from the National Mortgage Settlement. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As part of his longtime push to ensure firefighters have the resources they need to protect Colorado communities from wildfire, Mark Udall joined a bipartisan effort today in the U.S. Senate to modernize the funding structure for fighting and preventing wildfires. The bipartisan, money-saving bill prevents federal agencies from draining funding from proactive and cost-saving wildfire prevention programs and allows access to emergency funding to support immediate fire response. more »

Common-Sense Legislation Will Allow County to Support Local Economy, Jobs By Expanding Workforce Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mark Udall, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed the committee’s vote today to pass legislation he championed to help Summit County support local businesses and jobs through expanded workforce housing. The Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act would convey 40 acres of federal administrative land from the U.S. Forest Service Dillon Ranger District to Summit County and allow the county to build more affordable, workforce housing. more »

‘This Long-Awaited Land Swap Will Allow the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District to Upgrade Its Firehouses, Better Protect Local Residents’ Lives, Homes’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Thanks to legislation Mark Udall introduced and shepherded through Congress, the U.S. Forest Service this week completed a critical land swap with the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District in Boulder County. Udall heralded this victory for the approximately 500 households the fire district safeguards west of Boulder, calling it emblematic of how Congress can strengthen Colorado communities’ abilities to fight wildfires and protect lives. more »

State will target disaster relief in Boulder, Weld and Larimer Counties

DENVER – December 6, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $63 million to the State of Colorado to help communities recover from severe storms in September that produced devastating floods and mudslides. The recovery funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need,’ primarily in Boulder, Weld and Larimer Counties. more »

DENVER – November 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a civil lawsuit was filed and Temporary Restraining Order obtained against Andre Shatyko (D.O.B. 01/01/86), Alexander Kurdyukov (D.O.B. 04/18/87), and their air duct cleaning companies, Seabreeze Air, LLC; Seabreeze Air; Quality Air; Quality Air “LLC”; and Fresh Air, LLC. They are accused of advertising their cleaning services for very low prices, only to significantly increase their prices once inside a customer’s homes. This business model violates the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, urged his colleagues at today’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining to support two public lands bills that would protect Colorado wilderness and expand affordable housing options in Summit County. more »

DENVER – November 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Statewide Grand Jury indicted nine individuals for targeting distressed homeowners as part of a fraudulent short-sale scheme that allowed the defendants to ultimately defraud the banks and lenders who held the mortgages for the distressed homeowners. The announcement was made today by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers; Ronald Sloan, Director of Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Inspector General David Montoya of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Office of Inspector General (U.S. HUD-OIG); Acting Inspector General Michael P. Stephens of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency-Office of Inspector General (U.S. FHFA-OIG), and Marcia Waters, Division Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate. more »

LONE TREE, Colo. – November 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates North-San Diego County, part of the national brokerage firm of Lee & Associates, completed the $17.6 million sale of a Sam’s Club, located at 7817 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, Colo. The property, a 129,715 square-foot, single tenant retail outlet, currently has six years remaining on its original 25-year Triple (NNN) Net lease with ten, five-year options to renew. more »

Senators Identify 2007 FEMA Policy that Could Help City’s Efforts to Remove Uninhabitable Mobile Homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 200 mobile homes in the City of Evans have been damaged from September’s flooding and require removal, but the cash-strapped city is struggling to find the resources to foot the bill. To support the city’s efforts, Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are calling on FEMA to use a policy for private property debris removal dating back to 2007. more »

DENVER – November 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that significant infrastructure repairs have been made to the Town of Lyons’ transportation, water systems and waste water systems damaged by the September floods. Additionally, the state and federal government continue to coordinate and provide assistance to businesses, families and communities recovering from flood damages. more »

DENVER – November 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Once their flood-impacted homes become accessible by regular (not off-road) vehicle, residents should schedule their FEMA housing inspection.

After access is made, residents should contact FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to schedule FEMA inspections. more »

 
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