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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


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USDA Invests in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in Wyoming

During his visit to the state today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is investing in several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Wyoming.

Menendez, Enzi introduce legislation to boost U.S. commercial real estate industry

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) today re-introduced legislation to promote access to private capital that will help boost America’s commercial real estate in the face of decreased property values and limited loan opportunities. This legislation will help communities avoid more vacant storefronts, lost jobs and lower tax revenues which would make full economic recovery more difficult.

WCDA Announces the 2013 Mortgage Lender Award Recipients

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) presented awards to 18 mortgage lenders at the Wyoming Mortgage Lenders Association’s Annual Conference in Casper May 16 – 17. The awards went to individual loan originators or mortgage consultants throughout Wyoming who originated high quality WCDA loans over the last year

Judy Lane Receives Mike Brown Service Award

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) is pleased to announce long-time mortgage professional and WCDA Board Member Judy Lane has been presented the Michael (Mike) Brown Service Award by the Wyoming Mortgage Lender Association. This prestigious award was presented during the 2013 Wyoming Mortgage Lenders Association annual conference in Casper Wyoming.

WCDA Awards $5.1 Million for Affordable Housing Statewide

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Board of Directors approved the allocation of approximately $2.2 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and $2.8 million in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds to affordable housing developments across Wyoming. The tax credits and HOME funds, which are allocated by the WCDA through a competitive application process, will finance the development of a total of 131 rental units in six new multifamily projects.

Historic Ranch A Granted More Flexibility through Lummis Bill

On Tuesday U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis introduced the Ranch A Consolidation and Management Improvement Act to consolidate the state-owned ranch and provide flexibility to the Ranch A Restoration Foundation that manages the property for the State of Wyoming. The legislation would consolidate Ranch A by conveying to the State of Wyoming an additional ten acres of Forest Service land that contain the Babcock House, which is already managed and maintained by the Foundation as part of Ranch A.

WCDA Housing & Economic Report Released

The Wyoming Profile of Demographics, Economics and Housing semiannual report dated February 28, 2013 with information through December 31, 2012 is now available to the general public. The publication is sponsored and distributed by the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA), Wyoming's housing finance agency.

KTGY-designed 332-Bed Student Housing Development Under Construction at the University of Wyoming

Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce the construction of a new 332-bed student housing community at the University of Wyoming (UW) in Laramie. Under construction are 15 residential buildings and a 4,000-square-foot community center combined with maintenance facilities designed by KTGY.

Rebuilding Advice Can Reduce Damage From Future Storms

Rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are offering safe cleanup and rebuilding advice in Wyoming, McDowell and Logan counties this week. The specialists provide advice and printed information to residents affected by the June flooding and to anyone who wants to strengthen their property against future storm damage. Information tables and advisors will be at the following locations until further notice

Public Housing Authorities in Wyoming Meet Critical Recovery Act Deadline, Create Nearly 10 Jobs...

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that public housing authorities in Wyoming successfully met a critical funding deadline outlined in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).


Lummis Bill Increasing Southwest Wyoming Water Storage Passes Committee

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis’ (WY-At large) legislation to approve expansion of water storage at the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln County, Wyoming was approved today by a unanimous vote of the House Natural Resources Committee.


WY Delegation Joins Legal Fight Against Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., joined a bipartisan group of 34 senators and 171 representatives in signing a friend-of-the-court brief supporting petitioners challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Clean Power Plan.