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Homeownership a Common Interest, Deserves Protection in Tax Reform Debate

Tax reform done right could yield savings and simplification that benefits average Americans, but history shows that misguided reforms can pose significant threats to the economy. That’s the message the National Association of REALTORS® brought to Congress today as Iona Harrison, chair of NAR’s Federal Taxation Committee

Prolonged Housing Crisis Diminishes Confidence in the American Dream, 2015 Housing Matters Survey Finds

A significant majority of Americans believes the country is still not past the housing crisis that began seven years ago, according to a new survey of housing attitudes released today by MacArthur


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled a new website specifically designed for HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, offering free on-line training covering a broad range of topics including responsibilities of homeownership and tenancy; avoiding foreclosure and eviction; financial management; and fair housing. The training is designed to help prepare housing counselors for the upcoming, mandatory HUD-certified counselor examination.

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...

Homeownership Preservation Foundation Announces $550,000 in Funding from NeighborWorks America to Continue Anti-­Scam Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), an independent national nonprofit dedicated to helping distressed homeowners navigate financial challenges and avoid mortgage foreclosure through its Homeowner’s HOPE™ Hotline at 888-995-HOPE™, announced today that it has received a total of $550,000 this year from NeighborWorks America to support HPF’s continued efforts to combat mortgage loan scams.

More than 800 Attend Rally for Homeownership in Independence, Mo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 800 people from Missouri and three neighboring states took part in a Rally for Homeownership today in Independence, Mo. to send a message to their local, state and federal lawmakers that homeownership is critical to a strong and prosperous nation and vitally important to America’s families.

Heinrich Bill to Boost Tribal Homeownership Becomes Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) to remove barriers between Native American families and homeownership was signed into law today by President Obama during an Oval...

Detroit Area Residents Rally to Support Homeownership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 650 area residents representing a wide range of interests gathered at a Rally for Homeownership today in Detroit to highlight homeownership’s vital importance to families and to the economy

Heinrich Bill to Boost Tribal Homeownership Clears Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) to remove barriers between Native American families and homeownership cleared the Senate today by a unanimous vote. The bill, th...

Home Builders Lead Broad Coalition at Rally for Homeownership in Tampa

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- To highlight homeownership’s vital importance to families and to the economy, more than 600 Floridians participated in a Rally for Homeownership today in downtown Tampa.

USDA Rural Development Celebrates Homeownership Month

Daniels, WV - July 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mary Robertson can hardly contain her excitement as she talks about the new improvements to her home near Beckley. Mrs. Robertson qualified for low-interest loan funds and a grant through USDA Rural Development’s rural housing programs earlier this year.

Tampa Rally to Protect Homeownership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), local home builders associations, state lawmakers, business and community leaders and current and future home buyers are joining together to "Rally for Homeownership" in Tampa, Fla., on July 11. One of a series of rallies planned for swing states around the country through October, the event will send a powerful message to elected leaders that Americans value homeownership because it strengthens the economy and local businesses, creates jobs and provides much-needed tax revenue for state and local governments.

Iowa Finance Authority and Greater Mason City Board of REALTORS® Announce Increase in Home...

MASON CITY - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) visited the Greater Mason City Board of Realtors, along with Wells Fargo to promote the Meaning of Homeownership Contest. Property sales in the Mason City area are up app...

U.S. Reps. Peters, Campbell and Ellison Introduce Bipartisan Plan to Help Underwater Homeowners Stay...

Washington, D.C. - June 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Reps. Gary Peters (D-MI), John Campbell (R-CA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced the Preserving American Homeownership Act of 2012. The crux of this legislation is the creation of a princip...

Realtors® Frame the Future of Homeownership for Orange County Families

Anaheim, CA - November 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realtors® work tirelessly to make sure the American Dream of owning a home is available to everyone who is willing and able to assume the responsibilities of homeownership. That commitment was evident today as hundreds of Realtors® volunteered their time and labor to frame homes that will later be used by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for local individuals and families.

NeighborWorks America Names New Regional Directors

Washington, D.C. - April 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- NeighborWorks® America, one of the nation’s largest community development corporations, today named Deborah Boatright and John Santner, Directors for the Northeast Region and Midwest Region, respectively. Each Regional Director will oversee two District offices – the Great Lakes and North Central Districts in the Midwest Region and the Northeast and New England districts in the Northeast Region. The move is intended to increase the efficiency of NeighborWorks America and enhance the corporation’s ability to meet the needs of its network of award winning, locally-based community development nonprofit businesses. Santner formerly was District Director for the NeighborWorks America North Central District, while Boatright formerly was District Director for the corporation’s Northeast District

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NAR Offers Support for New Biden Housing Plan

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new steps Monday to address housing affordability. The plan mirrors many policies also advocated by NAR to help lower housing costs and increase housing supply.

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