House THUD Appropriations bill boosts FY19 funding for transportation, housing, and community development programs


This week, the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee released the text of its FY19 appropriations bill, which allocates funding for the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other related agencies through September 30th, 2019.

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Development Opportunities in Michigan

Michigan is going through an urban transformation that’s making the region more walkable—and we are bringing together the people making it happen. Join LOCUS, the Michigan Municipal League, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on May 2, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT to learn more about the real estate market, the Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC), and opportunities for … Continued

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Today is the last day to register for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit

This year’s event is an interactive opportunity for members of the real estate industry to learn more about the future of walkable, triple bottom line development and to connect with like-minded professionals working on these types of projects and advocating for better public policy across the country. Don’t miss your chance to attend.

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Happy Women’s History Month from LOCUS!

The real estate industry and LOCUS have been fundamentally shaped by the work of women developers and investors, policy experts, government officials, planners, designers, and community organizers. From federal policy to real estate finance, infrastructure to equity, women are influencing the way we think about rebuilding America’s neighborhoods and transforming them into vibrant and inclusive walkable communities. LOCUS is proud to be hosting a talented line-up of these dynamic leaders at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods next month.  

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FY18 spending bill protects community development and affordable housing programs, reauthorizes EPA Brownfield program


Today, the House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018—a $1.3 trillion proposal to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018. The omnibus package demonstrates strong bipartisan support for rebuilding our nation’s neighborhoods and repairing its crumbling infrastructure and is expected to move swiftly through the Senate and be signed into law by President Trump in the coming days.

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2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit prices going up Friday, March 23rd

The 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods is just around the corner. LOCUS is excited to welcome the nation’s top real estate industry leaders, policy experts, and elected officials to Washington, DC from April 22-24 and we hope to see you among them. Registration prices will go up this Friday, March 23. So don’t miss your chance to participate in this year’s dynamic event!

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Why I’m a part of the Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign: Pres Kabacoff


Pres Kabacoff, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of HRI Properties, shares more about his experience as a member of LOCUS’ Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign. Pres discusses the campaign’s work influencing recent federal legislation, upcoming opportunities for action, and more.

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