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HUD AWARDS $32 MILLION TO 30 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $32 million in grant awards to assist more than 1,300 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. The grant awards will provide these households with a stable living environment, which is essential to accessing healthcare and HIV related services. In addition to housing assistance these grant programs will provide access to the needed supportive services in assisting beneficiary’s with a path to self-sufficiently such as life skills, job readiness services and employment training

Cleveland Midtown District Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner and developer, a brownfield in the Midtown District has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program(VAP),...

A.G. Schneiderman Rolls Out Public Service Announcement Highlighting Homeowner Protection Program

NEW YORK, NY - April 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office’s rollout of a new series of public service announcements aimed at highlighting free legal assistance and housing counseling availabl...

President Releases FY2014 Proposed Budget; HUD Budget Stronger on Rental Assistance Programs than on...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Low Income Housing Coalition has also published an analysis of housing programs' funding in the FY2014 proposed budget. NLIHC provides some highlights of the HUD budget as it pertains to supporting low-income households:

Innovative Architectural Firm Joins the Multifamily Housing Resource Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the Equal Rights Center (ERC)—a national non-profit civil rights organization — announced that the architectural firm Devereaux and Associates has joined the ERC’s Multifamily Housing Resource Program (MHRP).

USDA Housing Programs Administered in Accordance with Federal Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- USDA continues to operate its housing programs under the law and in accordance with the will of Congress. Earlier today, Reuters filed a report based on a study of USDA’s home loan portfolio. USDA disputes certain findings in that report

HUD RELEASES MODEL PROGRAMS FOR USE BY COMMUNITIES SEEKING CDBG-DR FUNDING

NEW YORK, NY - March 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released several model programs designed to help communities get Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds more expeditiously to residents struggling to rebuild, repair or restore their homes. These program designs can be adapted to a locality's unique needs and readily implemented so each community does not have to develop entire new programs on their own

DHCD Announces Funding Availability to Administer Home Purchase Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announces grant funding will be made available for a non-profit organization to administer the following District of Columbia Homebuyer Assistance Programs: Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP); Employer-Assisted Program (EAHP); the Home Purchase Rehabilitation Pilot Program; the Negotiated Employee Assistance Home Purchase Program (NEAHP); and the Home Purchase Assistance Step-Up Program. The Department intends to make funds available to one non-profit organization for these activities.

Fannie Mae Prices $904.3 Million Multifamily DUS REMIC (FNA 2013-M4) Under Its Fannie Mae...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) --Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) priced its third Multifamily DUS® REMIC in 2013 totaling $904.3 million under its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS™) program on March 13, 2013.

FORT WORTH HOUSING AUTHORITY IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 33 RECEIVES OVER $500,000 IN FEDERAL HOUSING...

Fort Worth - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) announced the awarding of over $500,000 federal funds to the Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA). The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $250,000 in Emergency Capital Funds to FWHA, which will be used to improve the safety and security at Butler Place Public Housing Community. Another $269,856 will go to the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program that assists families with supportive services.

Governor Cuomo Seeks Federal Approval of NY State Plans for Housing and Business Storm...

Albany, NY - March 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today submitted New York State's proposal for housing and business recovery programs to help New Yorkers devastated by Superstorm Sandy, as well as Hurricane Irene and Tropical ...

A.G. Schneiderman: Hundreds Of Long Island Homeowners Helped By Our Assistance Programs

MINEOLA - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- At a news conference today in Nassau County, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the results of two key programs aimed at providing New Yorkers the assistance they need to keep their homes. He w...

Mayor Menino Releases Results of 2012 Homeless Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today released the results of the 33rd Annual Homeless Census, conducted by city officials, community leaders, and more than 350 volunteers. On the night of the census, Decem...

City convenes advisory group to evaluate affordable housing incentives

SEATTLE - March 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Richard Conlin today announced the introduction of a resolution directing the Department of Planning and Development and Office of Housing to convene an advisory group to...

Mayor Gray and Office on Latino Affairs Announce More than $1.6 Million in Grants...

WASHINGTON, DC - February 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) Executive Director Roxana Olivas today announced that OLA has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to 55 District-based non-profit organizations that provide health and other community services to the city’s Latino community

Free program to help residents prepare homes for extended absences

TAVARES - February 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The UF/Lake County Extension is hosting a program called “Closing Your Seasonal Home,” meant to help residents prepare the interior and exterior of homes when leaving for extended periods. Topics wi...

More than 70,000 Wells Fargo Customers Helped through National Mortgage Settlement Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) reported today that between March 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012 the company assisted more than 70,000 homeowners through expanded modifications, other customer relief options, and refinances under the National Mortgage Settlement. As a result, Wells Fargo has fulfilled an estimated 73.5 percent of its $4.3 billion national consumer relief and refinance commitment and remains on track to complete its entire commitment in the required time frames.

Meaningful Relief Provided to More Than 370,000 Bank of America Customers in 2012 Through...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bank of America completed or approved nearly $30 billion in real and meaningful relief to more than 330,000 homeowners and offered life-of-loan interest rate reductions to more than 40,000 others in 2012 through programs of the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS). The bank reported its progress through December 31, 2012 in a quarterly report to the federal program monitor, who released the details today.

Foreclosure Prevention Initiatives Provide Free Services to Struggling Borrowers as Part of AG Coakley’s...

BOSTON - February 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Initiatives established as part of Attorney General Martha Coakley’s HomeCorps program have provided hundreds of struggling homeowners with a range of foreclosure-prevention efforts that include free l...

Commonwealth Financing Authority Updates Alternative Energy Guidelines

Harrisburg - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has begun accepting applications under the newly approved program guidelines for the Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) and High Performance Building (HPB) ...

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.