NHMC Calls for Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program

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National Multifamily Housing Council
Image: nmhc.org

Working from his group, Jason Cohen Pittsburgh, Jason Cohen consults with clients on making investments in multifamily housing and other types of properties. Apart from responsibilities at his Pittsburgh group, Mr. Cohen supports the National Multifamily Housing Council.

In solidarity with the National Apartment Association (NAA), the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) recently called for Congress to pass legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), sending letters to both the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

In a joint statement, the groups commended the committee for holding hearings on the issue, which represents the first step in the reauthorization process. In particular, they stressed the importance of the program to apartment complexes, whose owners often have access to flood insurance only through the NFIP. In addition to reauthorization, the two groups asked legislators to consider reforming the program in order to modernize FEMA flood maps and include insurance coverage for businesses whose operations are interrupted by disastrous floods.

To read the statement in full, please visit NHMC.org.

About the Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center


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Animal Rescue League

Jason Cohen is a Pittsburgh-based business owner in the real estate sector. He also operates a group, Jason Cohen Pittsburgh, which provides real estate-focused consulting services to other investors seeking to acquire real estate. Known for being pet friendly, his company is a proud supporter of the local Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center (ARL).

Operating for more than 100 years, ARL is dedicated to helping companion animals and wildlife in the greater Pittsburgh area. It operates under an open-door policy, meaning that no animal in need is ever turned away. In this way, ARL is able to care for upwards of 13,000 animals each year.

ARL operates a Wildlife Center in addition to its shelter for companion animals. The center cares for injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals until they can be rehabilitated and released into the wild. Caring for almost 4,000 animals annually, the center is able to release healthy animals at nearly twice the national average rate.

Habitat for Humanity and the Allegheny County Housing Authority

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Allegheny County Housing Authority
Image: pittsburghhabitat.org

Jason Cohen Pittsburgh is a conceptual group of investors created to assist clients with real estate investments. The group, founded by Jason Cohen, also donates to the Habitat for Humanity.

The Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) began working with the Habitat for Humanity in 2017. The CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, Howard Slaughter, Jr., announced the sale of five homes and two lots by ACHA will provide housing for eight families.

To buy a house through the Habitat for Humanity program, a buyer must invest 350 hours of time into the program to build up what they call “sweat equity” in addition to their down payment.

Slaughter hopes the five homes will be remodeled and ready for the families by the end of the year, and new homes will be constructed and inhabited by the end of 2018. While the ACHA already facilitates home ownership, Executive Director Frank Aggazio is pleased with the partnership and expects it to provide even more families with the housing they need.

Pittsburgh’s Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

Animal Rescue League pic

Animal Rescue League

A real estate investment group, Jason Cohen Pittsburgh enables investors to realize their potential. Founder Jason Cohen donates to the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL), located in Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1909, the ARL added its wildlife center in 1997 to provide rescue rehabilitation services to all animals. The staff has more than 23 years of combined experience treating wildlife, and the center is fully licensed by state and federal agencies.

No animal is ever refused admittance and treatment at the ARL. Good Samaritans wishing to help injured or helpless wild animals should wear gloves and place animals, which are not used to human contact, in a box. Many such creatures also carry diseases.

It is also imperative to not feed the animal, since their diets are not the same as humans or even pets, and items as simple as bread or milk make them deathly ill.

The clinic accepts almost 4,000 animals each year and releases nearly 65 percent of them (twice the national average) back into the wild.