Yearly Archives: 2009

Bayh, Carson meet with HUD secretary regarding Phoenix apartments

Washington, DC - December 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Evan Bayh and Congressman André Carson today issued the following joint statement after their meeting with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan regarding the Phoenix Apartments, a Section 8-subsidized apartment complex located in Indianapolis

Hillєs Property Tax Assistance Legislation Extended Another Year under Tax Extenders Package

Washington, DC - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill has successfully ensured that his property tax relief language included in the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 will be incorporated into the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, H.R. 4213. The bill, which is scheduled for a vote tomorrow, would extend Hill’s property tax relief for another year.

Visclosky Delivers Resources for More Sidewalks in South Haven

Washington, D.C. - December 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the funding he secured for South Haven to build more sidewalks. The construction project, which will expand on the sidewalks completed earlier this year, will create jobs immediately while addressing a critical safety concern for the community’s children

House Approves CJ’s Home Protection Act

WASHINGTON, DC - December 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The House approved legislation today to provide Americans in the path of dangerous storms with life-saving warnings. CJ's Home Protection Act requires manufactured and mobile homes to be equipped with emergency weather radios. The bill is named after CJ Martin, a two-year-old boy, whose life was taken by an F3 tornado in Southwest Indiana in 2005.

Hill Reminds Southern Indiana Residents about Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

Washington, DC - December 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill wants to remind Southern Indiana residents that potential homebuyers will be able to take advantage of the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit through next spring. The extension took effect yesterday, December 1, 2009, and will last until April 30, 2010

Permanent Property Tax Caps Must Pass Now

December 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- During the 2008 legislative session, I voted in favor of House Enrolled Act 1001, which enacted major property tax reform. During the same session, I also voted in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 1, which started the process of placing the property tax caps permanently in our state's Constitution.

IDHS Hires New Building Code Compliance Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - November 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Scott Perez, an experienced architect, is Indiana's new building code compliance officer. He will oversee building construction and fire code enforcement, elevator and amusement ride inspections, review of construction plans and boiler and pressure vessel inspections for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS).

Hill Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and Business Tax Relief to...

H.R. 3548 was passed by the House Thursday and signed into law by President Obama Friday. Washington, DC - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Late last week, Congressman Baron Hill voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, November 5, 2009, and signed into law the next day by President Obama.

Carson Votes to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Homebuyes’ Tax Credit, Tax Relief for Businesses

Washington, D.C. - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, Congressman André Carson joined his House colleagues in voting to extend unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses

French Lick Redevelopment Selected to Receive $50 Million in Allocation Authority under the New...

Washington, DC - October 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill is pleased to announce that French Lick Redevelopment CDE LCC has been selected to receive $50 million in allocation authority under the 2009 round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.

Indiana Supreme Court Announces Plan to Support Settlement Conferences as Foreclosure Training Sessions End

October 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Indiana Supreme Court and its partners in the “Back Home In Indiana—Guiding Homeowners Through Foreclosure” program will announce how many judges, attorneys and mediators have been trained this summer on how to better handle foreclosure cases. Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will also announce why the Court will launch a new plan to support settlement conferences.

1000 Trained to Handle Mortgage Foreclosure Cases Indiana Supreme Court Offers New Pledge of...

October 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Indiana Supreme Court and its partners in the “Back Home In Indiana—Guiding Homeowners Through Foreclosure” program trained more than one-thousand judges, attorneys and mediators on how to better handle foreclosure cases. Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard made the announcement at an Evansville press conference Monday, October 19th. Chief Justice Shepard also announced the Court will work to support and increase the effectiveness of the large number of settlement conferences now required in mortgage foreclosure cases by Senate Enrolled Act 492.



Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal



This week, Congressman Visclosky testified before four House Appropriations Subcommittees on priorities for Northwest Indiana in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bills.