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‘Operation Loan Lies’ Aims to Help People At Risk of Losing Their Homes. July 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As part of a federal/state law enforcement initiative, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 10 a.m., Pacific Coast Time to announce an effort to crack down on mortgage-related scams. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and California Attorney General Jerry Brown will be available to answer reporters’ questions.
Washington, D.C. - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director James Lockhart applauding the Administration’s recent decision to expand the Home Affordable Refinance plan, which allows responsible borrowers whose home values have declined to refinance their Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans and take advantage of historically low mortgage rates.
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Now Accepting Applications from Member Financial Institutions...
San Francisco, CA - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is now accepting applications for its 2009 Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) Program, which allows members of the Bank to support economic and housing projects during their critical conception and early development stages. Since the program was launched in 2004, more than $1.5 million in AHEAD Program grants have been awarded to support 61 projects in Arizona, California, and Nevada. With demand for grants far exceeding supply, the Bank’s Board of Directors doubled the funding for the program in 2009, from $500,000 to $1 million.
April 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) hosted a field hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity in Los Angeles on March 28. The hearing, “The Housing Crisis in Los Angeles and Responses to Preventing Foreclosures and Foreclosure Rescue Fraud,” brought together panelists to share testimonies on their experiences with foreclosure issues in Los Angeles area.
March 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson today to announce the state’s participation in a plan that will serve as a first step to addressing Sacramento’s homeless issue by helping the city temporarily relocate homeless people living in “Tent City” to Cal Expo
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Providing over $9 Million for Senior Nutrition Programs and $145 Million for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lois Capps today announced that California will receive additional economy recovery funds, including $9,827,504 for senior nutrition programs and $145,000,000 for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NPS).
SACRAMENTO, CA - February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Six home building leaders, including two HBANC members, will be inducted this year into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame.
Long Beach, CA - December 19, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is recruiting volunteers to help conduct the City's fourth biannual homeless count, set for January 29, 2009.
Secretary Preston and Governor Schwarzenegger announce $105 million for affordable housing and community development...
WASHINGTON - August 19, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the California State Program will receive more than $105 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing in the GoldenState.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has settled its federal lawsuit under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) against Property I.D. Corporation, a large hazard reporting company in California, Realogy Corporation, Cendant Corporation (now known as Avis Budget Group, Inc.) and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Corporation.
IRVINE, Calif. - August 4, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Catholic Worker Isaiah House, a turn of the century Victorian house that nightly provides refuge for the homeless most at risk on the street – families, senior adults and the disabled - was the site of a dedication ceremony hosted by HomeAid Orange County.
"Theme of the workshop is “Providing Resources, Producing Results" WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will host a workshop at the JW Marriott in San Francisco July 9–11 to help expand computer access to lower income residents living in government-insured and assisted housing developments.
The 7thAnnual HBANC Women ’s Council Spring Basket Event fosters a sense of community, competition and fun. Donated baskets are filled with household supplies, personal care items, and other themed gift s.Last years ’ event resulted in more that 60 baskets donated to Shepherd ’s Gate a HomeAid charity. Not only is this event open to members of the HBANC, it is also open to the public.
Congress must finish the job on FHA modernization bill so more families can keep their homes Temporary loan limits part of Economic Stimulus Package
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken action against a major builder of manufactured homes by requiring it to recertify its Woodland, California plant. In a settlement announced today, Fleetwood Homes of California has agreed to a HUD-monitored recertification process for its Woodland plant. The company must also provide notification and correction of defects to its consumers, and pay a civil money penalty.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director and Enterprise Community Partners Board Trustee Edward Norton, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, dignitaries and formerly homeless residents gathered today at 9:30 a.m. at the St. George Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the first solar electric system installation for a low-income, multiunit building on the West Coast.
Southern California Wildfires Resource Center to Assist Estimated 500,000 Evacuated and Homeless Southern California...
CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Online rentals category leader, Apartments.com, today launched the Southern California Wildfires Resource Center within its site to help the estimated 500,000 homeless and displaced citizens in Southern California. The Resource Center provides valuable information to help individuals locate rental information or other wildfire relief resources quickly and easily.
Whether they're waiting out the housing storm, or smack in the middle of it, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to rent, not own. And that's good news for landlords and investors.