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Barrasso Offers Amendment to Budget Resolution to Protect Water and Property Rights

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), spoke on the Senate floor about his amendment to Senate Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 11, that limits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from adopting an expanded and broad regulatory definition of “Waters of the United States.”

Governor Mead Releases State’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness

Governor Matt Mead announced the release of the state’s initiative to end homelessness. The plan contains steps to identify where the homeless are located and what the state can do to remedy those things that contribute to homelessness.

WCDA Awards $2.8 Million for Affordable Housing Statewide

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Board of Directors approved the allocation of approximately $1.3 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and $1.5 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 110 rental units in three multifamily projects

EPA’s thirst for controlling private property starts with your water

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a proposed new rule which could grant the agency jurisdiction over most water in the country whether it’s on private property or not. The Waters of the United States rule could significantly expand federal authority into private property by ways of streams, ditches, ponds, and other local bodies of water

Jackson’s Cedar Creek I Apartments Receive WCDA Funding

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Board of Directors approved Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding for the rehabilitation of Cedar Creek I Apartments in Jackson, Wyoming. The tax credits, which are allocated by the WCDA through a competitive application process, will finance the rehabilitation of all 23 affordable rental units in the Cedar Creek I Apartments

WCDA Housing & Economic Report Released with a New Searchable Feature

The Wyoming Profile of Demographics, Economics and Housing semiannual report dated September 5, 2013 with information through June 30, 2013 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

Dedicated Wyoming real estate professional adopts IDX solution to give clients the best online...

Diane Palmer, a real estate agent from Jackson, Florida has paired with IDX, Inc. to deliver thousands of detailed property listings to potential buyers online, through her real estate website. Palmer can now integrate Teton MLS (Teton) listings directly onto her website with the dynamic IDX Broker software. Extracting raw listing data and displaying it online has never been easier for an agent, and in turn finding homes online with such detail has never been easier for potential buyers. Palmer has truly upgraded the search capabilities of her website by utilizing the efficient and effective IDX Broker software

Cantwell, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Key Tribal Housing Bill

Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced S.1352, to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2013. They were joined by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Begich (D-AK), Al Franken (D-MN), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

Governor Asks for Long-Term Plan on Homelessness – State to Coordinate

Citing the need for better coordination between governmental entities and private and nonprofit organizations to address homelessness, Governor Matt Mead has tapped the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) to coordinate information on homeless issues and services. DFS will assess data, inventory community and state programs and create a ten-year plan to address homelessness

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.


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.