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Rhode Island DEM online services
HUD.gov: provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs, including building permits.
Community Software Consortium: Information for a number of smaller towns in Massachusetts, including property cards, maps, etc.
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC): Gives census tract data after inputting an address. Also offers census data, income data, population data, and housing data.
Coastal Barrier Resources Act: In the 1970s and 1980s, Congress recognized that certain actions and programs of the Federal Government have historically subsidized and encouraged development on coastal barriers, resulting in the loss of natural resources; threats to human life, health, and property; and the expenditure of millions of tax dollars each year. To remove the Federal incentive to develop these areas, Congress passed the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) of 1982 which designated relatively undeveloped coastal barriers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts as part of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS), and made these areas ineligible for most new Federal expenditures and financial assistance. If a property is located in a CBRS area, it is ineligible for VA or FHA financing.
Wetlands provide a multitude of ecological, economic and social benefits. They provide habitat for fish, wildlife and a variety of plants. Wetlands are nurseries for many saltwater and freshwater fishes and shellfish of commercial and recreational importance. Wetlands are also important landscape features because they hold and slowly release flood water and snow melt, recharge groundwater, act as filters to cleanse water of impurities, recycle nutrients, and provide recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of people.
EPA ENVIROMAPPER site. First, you will arrive at this page. Type in your ZIP Code and hit “Enter.”
Land Trust Alliance: The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural systems. We are the national convener, strategist and representative of more than 1,700 land trusts across America.
Fannie Mae UAD Standardization Requirements: These are some nitty gritty details of Fannie Mae’s Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD), including the helpful guides for the condition (C1-C6) and quality (Q1-Q6) of improvements.