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.
Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods Campaign
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!
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.
Join the nation’s leading real estate developers, investors, and local elected officials to learn about important housing and tax policy changes, the future of infrastructure and real estate finance, the impact of technology on mobility, and the role of equity in neighborhood redevelopment at this year’s LOCUS Leadership Summit.
Yesterday, LOCUS kicked off the second year of its Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign. You are invited to join us.
With the potential of major legislative changes ahead, LOCUS is seizing this unique opportunity to shape federal and local policy and direct funding to support walkable urban neighborhoods across America. We invite you to learn more about our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign during an interactive webinar on Wednesday, February 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Following a brief government shutdown, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act early this morning. The long-sought funding agreement will add hundreds of billions of dollars to military and domestic programs over the next two years and raise the federal debt ceiling until after November’s midterm elections.
Last night, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. In response, Christopher Coes, Director of LOCUS and Vice President for Real Estate Policy and External Affairs at Smart Growth America, issued the following statement…
Tonight, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address in which he is expected to highlight the most significant legislative action of his first year in office–the overhaul of the nation’s tax code. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has huge implications for the development of equitable, sustainable, and multimodal communities.
This spring, LOCUS is offering a unique opportunity to learn more about this new federal tax and regulatory climate. Register today for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods, taking place from April 22 – 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
The bill’s newly created low-tax environment will undermine the value of tax credits used to build walkable urban development and transform the nature of real estate development and investment for years to come.