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SACRAMENTO HOUSING AUTHORITY OPENS PUBLIC HOUSING SITE BASED WAIT LIST AT WALNUT GROVE APARTMENTS

The Housing Authority of County of Sacramento will open the wait list for the Site Based Public Housing List for Walnut Grove Apartments in Walnut Grove on Monday October 16, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. until Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. This property consists of 3-bedroom units typically for a household size of 3-6 people.

ENERGY STAR’s First-Ever Specification for Commercial Packaged Boilers Makes Energy-Efficient Heating Easier for Small...

On December 20, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for commercial packaged boilers. These products incorporate a burner and hot water storage to provide hydronic space heating, and in some cases hot water, in smaller commercial buildings. Expanding into this category is consistent with the ENERGY STAR program’s goal of advancing energy efficiency in a growing number of industries and protecting the environment.

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Awards to Build Affording Housing Across Oregon

Salem, OR - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon Housing and Community Services are pleased to announce the awarding of funds to build or preserve 14 apartment complexes across Oregon, providing critical housing to low-income Oregonians. The State Housing Council on Friday approved grants and tax credits across Oregon – from St. Helens to Medford, and from Hillsboro to Prineville to LaGrande.

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Awards to Build Affording Housing Across Oregon

Salem, OR - December 10, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon Housing and Community Services are pleased to announce the awarding of funds to build or preserve 14 apartment complexes across Oregon, providing critical housing to low-income Oregonians. The State Housing Council on Friday approved grants and tax credits across Oregon – from St. Helens to Medford, and from Hillsboro to Prineville to LaGrande

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) announces the closing of the Home Rescue Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners should apply before July 1, 2014; Oregon is on track to commit the entire $220 M of federal foreclosure prevention dollars.

Merkley Announces $1.3 Million Federal Grant for Homeless Veterans in Portland Metro Region

Portland, OR - July 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today announced $1.3 million in new funding for Transition Projects Inc., to help homeless veterans and their families find housing and other services to get them back o...

Merkley Introduces Bills to Help Middle Class Families with New Home Refinancing Options

WASHINGTON, DC - July 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Rebuilding American Homeownership Act to help middle class families by providing new refinancing options for homeowners. The bill would allow und...

Custom IDX Broker saves realtor Airika Waible and her clients time when searching for...

EUGENE, OR - July 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The most recent real estate professional to team up with IDX, Inc., in efforts to simplify, improve and streamline the online property search feature on her website is Airika Waible with New Home Realty. Operating out of West Linn, Oregon. Waible is an active member of the Regional MLS (RMLS), and with this IDX Broker addition she is now able to give potential home buyers immediate and direct access to search a plethora of the most up-to-date property listings within the RMLS, and all from the convenience of her own personal site. This innovative and one of a kind Internet Data Exchange (IDX) software has the technology to extract raw listing data from the RMLS, and then formats and transfers the information to indistinguishably match Waible’s already existing page preferences and specifications

Tom Kemper new executive director of Housing Works

Redmond, OR - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tom Kemper, an attorney and former real estate developer inPortland, recently was appointed executive director of Housing Works, the housing authority for Central Oregon. Kemper replaces Cyndy Cook, wh...

USDA ADMINISTRATOR HIGHLIGHTS JUNE HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH IN OREGON

Portland, Ore. - June 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- USDA Rural Development’s Chief of Staff for the Rural Housing Service, Dom McCoy, marked National Homeownership Month by highlighting programs to help rural residents buy, refinance and repair home...

New Refinance Program for Underwater Homeowners in Multnomah County

Salem - June 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) and Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced the launch of the Rebuilding American Homeownership Assistance Pilot Program (RAHAPP), which will begin ac...

Bonamici Announces Housing Vouchers for Washington County Homeless Veterans

Beaverton, OR - May 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced that the Housing Authority of Washington County is now eligible for 35 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers in addition to the 25...

Local Real Estate Professionals Sentenced for Wire Fraud

PORTLAND, OR - March 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Geoffrey Montani, 36, and Kenneth Jones, 50, both of Portland, Oregon, were sentenced to 15 months in prison in separate hearings following their convictions for wire fraud in connection with a mortga...

Wyden Urges AG to Investigate Illegal Fees on Struggling Homeowners

Washington, D.C. - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today urged the U.S. Attorney General to investigate allegations that a mortgage servicing firm is overcharging struggling homeowners on default and foreclosure fees.

Local Mortgage Broker Found Guilty of Bank and Wire Fraud

PORTLAND, OR - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- David Ovist, 45, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, was convicted Friday, February 8, 2013, of the crimes of bank fraud and wire fraud following a 10-day jury trial. Ovist is scheduled to appear before U.S. D...

Treasury Approves Multnomah Pilot Program to Help Underwater Homeowners Refinance

WASHINGTON, DC - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) announced that the U.S. Treasury Department has approved a new pilot program to help underwa...

Recertification process underway for property tax deferral programs

SALEM - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Oregon Department of Revenue has started its annual review of participant eligibility for the state’s Senior and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program.

Veterans Affairs Department Agrees to GI Bill Housing Allowance Fix for OIT Students

December 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a good first step toward fairer housing allowances for veterans going to school on the post-9/11 GI bill, the Department of Veterans Affairs is allowing veterans studying at the Oregon Institute of Technology?...

Portland Man Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Marijuana and Mortgage Fraud

PORTLAND, OR - December 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Friday, December 7, 2012, Tu Ngoc Tran, 38, of Portland, Oregon, was found guilty by a federal jury of conspiracy to manufacture or distribute marijuana, two counts of manufacture of marijuana, ...

In Letter, Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Have VA’s GI Bill Housing Allowance Calculated Based...

December 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon lawmakers wrote to the Veterans Administration to object to regulations which shortchange Oregon veterans going to college under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In a letter to VA Director of Education Services Rober...

New Legal Assistance Program for Low-Income Households Facing Foreclosure

Salem, OR - November 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Low-income homeowners and renters affected by foreclosure now have access to new a statewide service that provides free legal assistance from an attorney to help address urgent foreclosure issues

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Part of a Winning Formula for Oregon School District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A while ago, we wrote about the quiet, rural community of Vernonia, Oregon, which had been through its share of hard economic times. After two “500-year floods” in an 11-year period devastate...

Merkley Unveils Bold Plan to Jump-Start Housing Markets

WASHINGTON, DC - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today offered a new plan to tackle one of the most persistent challenges to the sputtering economy: the massive number of Americans who owe more on their mortgages tha...

Merkley Bill Would Help Homeowners Refinance, Rebuild Equity

Washington, DC - May 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Rebuilding Equity Act, a bill that will lower costs for some homeowners seeking to refinance through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). Under...

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

NLIHC

New Report Shows That the Mortgage Interest Deduction is One of...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School released today a report, “Misdirected Investments: How the Mortgage Interest Deduction Drives Inequality and the Racial Wealth Gap.” The report shows that while African Americans and Hispanics each account for 13% of the nation’s households, they receive only 6% and 7% of the tax benefits from the mortgage interest deduction (MID). White households receive nearly 78% of the deduction’s benefits.

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

The White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Leonard Wolfson to...

If confirmed, Leonard Wolfson of Connecticut will serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Wolfson has served as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he helped the real estate finance industry recover from the financial crisis by advocating for a return to safe and sustainable lending.