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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno Announces Significant Milestone in Number of New Jersey HomeKeeper Program...

TRENTON, NJ - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that the New Jersey HomeKeeper Program has helped more than 2,300 New Jersey homeowners avert foreclosure since the program’s inception in May 2011. Th...

Hensarling Statement on FHA Being Added to “High Risk” List by GAO

WASHINGTON - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling released the following statement today after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) added the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to its list of government programs identified as “high risk due to their greater vulnerability to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement or the need for transformation”.

Governor Christie Acts to Protect Property Owners Affected by Sandy and Provide Quicker Resolution...

Trenton, NJ - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Taking further action to help New Jersey residents rebuild and restore their properties after Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie and Administration officials from key departments today held ...

NeighborWorks America, Wells Fargo, Help 1,600 Successfully Buy Homes through ‘LIFT’ Programs

Washington, DC and San Francisco - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit organization which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes and improve their lives, and Wells Fargo, one of America’s leading financial services companies, today marked the one-year anniversary of its NeighborhoodLIFTSM and CityLIFTSM programs by announcing the efforts have helped 1,624 moderate income buyers purchase homes with the help of homebuyer education training and $27 million of down payment assistance grants. In addition, 460 applicants have a contract to purchase a home through the programs with the help of nearly $8 million for down payment assistance. More than $64 million remains available for down payment assistance grants through LIFT programs in participating housing markets

Lean Times Ahead for Housing Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently held a webinar to discuss the impacts the federal budget will have on low income housing and community development programs. As expected the outlook is grim. With sequestration on the horizon and uncertainty as to whether Congress will be able to agree on a budget resolution, there are many unknowns. One thing that is certain is that funding levels will fall regardless of the outcome.

State of Ohio Expands Eligibility and Benefits for the Foreclosure Prevention Program

COLUMBUS, OH - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) today announced expansions to the State of Ohio's foreclosure prevention program, Save the Dream Ohio. Effective February 1, the enhancements to the program an...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Expansion of Refinancing Program to Help More Rural Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is adding 15 more states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to a pilot program that enables current USDA home loan borrowers to save money on housing costs by refinancing their mortgages with lower interest rates. USDA Housing Administrator Tammye Treviño made the announcement on behalf of Secretary Vilsack

Pryor: USDA Program Will Save Arkansas Homeowners Hundreds

WASHINGTON D.C. - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced Arkansas homeowners may now be eligible to participate in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program that would allow them to refinance their mo...

School of Technology Offers Green Energy Technologies Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Morris County Vocational School District is offering a new Share Time program, Green Energy Technologies, for high school students.

USDA to Announce Expansion of Pilot Program for Borrowers with USDA Home Loans

WASHINGTON, DC - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- TOMORROW, Administrator for USDA Rural Housing Programs Tammye Treviño will announce that USDA is expanding the USDA Single Family Refinancing Pilot Program to help more rural homeowners reduce their mortgage payments. The program is being expanded to include 15 additional states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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.

AGC Releases Updated Edition of Unit 1 in BIM Education Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- AGC’s BIM Education Program is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels in BIM concepts and processes. The full program consists of four courses, which are intended to give participants a broad understanding of the new processes required in BIM. It is our pleasure to release the 2nd edition of Unit 1: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling, with additions that have made the course more robust, as requested by participants, instructors and sponsors.

Housing Policy at a Crossroads: What to do about federal low-income housing programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As America emerges from one of the worst housing crises, John C. Weicher, former assistant secretary for housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), analyzes the results of past and current federal low-income housing programs. He finds that federal housing efforts are still flawed, despite an American housing policy that has been in place since the New Deal and six major housing assistance programs spanning the course of 75 years.

ANSI and IREC Launch Full Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Certificate Accreditation Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American National Standard Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) are pleased to announce that the ANSI-IREC program for the accreditation of renewable energy and energy efficiency certificate programs has completed its pilot phase and is now accepting general applications.

101 Servicers Participating in Keep Your Home California Mortgage Assistance Program

January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Keep Your Home California now has 101 mortgage servicers on board with their state-managed mortgage assistance program. More servicers participating means more low to moderate income homeowners can be helped throu...

A.G. Schneiderman Details Results For Homeowner Protection Program In Hudson Valley

POUGHKEEPSIE - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the results of the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), a $60 million initiative to support housing counselors and legal services providers work...

Mangano: Nassau Converting Foreclosed Houses Into Homes For First-Time Buyers

New York, NY - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- With a growing need for affordable housing, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced a program that enables the county’s partners in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to rehabilita...

Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs Served Thousands of Youth in FY 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Family and Youth Services Bureau is deeply grateful to all of our Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees, who work tirelessly every day to meet the federal government’s goal of ending...

County Executive Bellone Reminds Residents About NYS Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Hauppauge, NY - January 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- County Executive Bellone reminds Suffolk County residents, who are eligible, to participate in HEAP, a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual ene...

FHLBank Pittsburgh Awards $86,000 in Grants to Blueprint Communities

Wilmington, DE - January 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) has awarded five Blueprint Communities in Delaware a total of $86,000 in grant money for the next phases of neighborhood renewal and community p...

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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.