2012 Editions of Commercial Building Codes Become Effective August 4

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennessee communities that a new version of commercial building codes will be adopted and become effective August 4, 2016.

Consumer Affairs Provides Tips to Avoid Craigslist Housing Scams

The population boom in cities like Nashville has many consumers turning to online housing websites such as Craigslist to find an apartment or rental home. While these popular sites offer convenience for housing seekers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns that they can often be a playground for identity thieves and scammers.

Merkley and Murray Announce Key Appropriations Win To Address Tribal Housing Needs In the...

U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Patty Murray of Washington announced today that the U.S. Senate is pressing the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to move forward with construction of new tribal housing at historical fishing sites to replace villages that were flooded during the creation of the Columbia River dams

TDEC Issues Temporary Water Contact Advisory in Memphis

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has issued a temporary Water Contact Advisory for McKellar Lake and the lower portion of Cypress Creek in Memphis following new E. coli results from a broken sewer line.

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Bedford and Montgomery Counties on March 19

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Bedford and Montgomery Counties on March 19. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 322,000 households have properly disposed of more than 21 million pounds of material.


In response to a speech today by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said concerns about capital at government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not reason to return to the failed housing finance model that existed before the GSEs went under government conservatorship

Alexander Says Supreme Court Right to Block Obama Clean Power Plan

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan until legal challenges to the law are resolved.

Congressman Cohen Welcomes HUD’s Decision to Relocate Residents of Tulane and Warren Apartments to...

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to abate the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract of Warren Apartments, Tulane I Apartments, and Tulane II Apartments due to owner’s default. Warren and Tulane apartments are owned by the Global Ministries Foundation (GMF). Pursuant to the HAP Contracts and HUD regulations, GMF is required to maintain the units in a decent, safe, and sanitary manner but has failed to do so.

Roe Introduces Bill to Bring Fairness to Public Housing

Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the Fairness in Public Housing Act. This bill would require tenants in public housing who have earned more than 125% of Median Area Income for more than one year to move out so that other needy families can move in

Fisher Brings Servicing Success to Tennessee Housing

Tennessee Housing Development Agency has hired Stephen A. Fisher to open its new servicing division. Fisher created the Loan Servicing Department at West Virginia Development Fund in 1989, bringing servicing in-house from 40 lenders.



Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Denver, Colo., has announced it has partnered with National Church Residences (NCR) to help preserve 55 affordable homes for seniors at Hickory Hollow Senior Apartments in Memphis, Tenn.


Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages. Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest

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