FEMA offers free publications at libraries in Jefferson County, Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (RealEstateRama) -- Free publications are available now in several Jefferson County libraries to help residents rebuild safer and stronger from...

News You Can Use: Make your home more flood resistant

Mitigation experts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say there is no better time than now for Missouri homeowners to start thinking about how to prepare for the next flood.

Pella Corporation Named 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Pella Corporation of Pella, Iowa, a window and door manufacturing company, as one of eight businesses recognized as a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in Energy Efficiency

Luetkemeyer, Subcommittee Examine High Cost of Housing in America

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing titled “The Future of Housing in America: Government Regulations and the High Cost of Housing.”

Missouri Congressmen Fight for Kansas City Water Improvement Projects

Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-05) and Congressman Sam Graves, (R-06) collaborated to advance four major flood control projects in the Kansas City metro: Kansas City Levees, Turkey Creek Basin, Dodson Industrial District, and Swope Park Industrial Area. The two sent a letter to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure urging the committee to include authorization for these projects in the upcoming Water Resources Development Act, (WRDA).

Congressman Cleaver Visits KCHBA

As part of Bringing Housing Home™, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City met on Friday, March 11 with Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) to talk about issues important to the homebuilding industry.

Free FEMA advice available at Jefferson City stores

Two home improvement stores in Jefferson City are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters

St. Louis-area hardware stores offer free FEMA rebuilding advice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and several local home improvement store are teaming up to provide St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin county residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters

FEMA offers free rebuilding advice at Springfield and Branson hardware stores

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and several local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Springfield and Branson residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

Luetkemeyer Holds Subcommittee Hearing on International Insurance Standards

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing titled “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers: Part II.”

More St. Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Six more home improvement stores in the St. Louis metro area are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers, and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Advice in Southwest Missouri

Three home improvement stores in Southwest Missouri are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

January Permits Continue Building Activity Trend

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City recently heard from a national economist who predicted that 2016 home building activity will continue at about the same rate as in 2015, with a gradual increase as the year progresses.  Single family housing permits issued during January 2016 confirm that assessment, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report

Congressman Cleaver: President’s Forward-Looking Budget Makes Bold Investments in America’s Future

Budget Ensures $30 Million in Funding for Police Body Camera Programs and Provides $30 million in Funding for the Development of Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit in Kansas City.

EPA Inspection Reveals Violations of Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule by Home Renovation Company...

EPA Region 7 conducted a recordkeeping inspection in response to a tip and complaint regarding Home Pro in Joplin, Mo., that revealed violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. As part of a settlement with EPA filed in Lenexa, Kan., the company has agreed to pay a $5,978 penalty to the United States

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Blunt-Klobuchar Bill Will Help More Children Find Homes Through International Adoption...

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, yesterday introduced the Vulnerable Children and Families Act. The measure would help more children living without families or in institutional care find permanent homes by enhancing U.S. diplomatic efforts around international child welfare and ensuring that intercountry adoption to the United States becomes a more viable and fully-developed option

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Missouri Governor Signs ABC-supported Law to Protect Taxpayers, Construction Industry from...

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.) for signing legislation into law that will promote fair and open competition on contracts for construction services funded by Missouri taxpayers. SB 182 ensures controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) cannot be mandated by the government on state, state-assisted and local construction projects, guaranteeing that the almost three out of four members of Missouri’s private construction workforce who have chosen not to join a labor union can fairly compete to work on projects funded by their own tax dollars