LOS ANGELES, CA - August 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the grand opening of the Alexandria House Apartments Project, 16 low-income units in Koreatown. Seven of those units are reserved for homeless or those at risk of being homeless and victims of domestic violence.

Recovery Funded Ultra-Low Interest Loans Available to Spur Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency Projects...

August 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The California Recovery Task Force today announced that one percent interest loans funded through $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds are available for eligible public energy efficient and renewable energy projects in California. Available through the California Energy Commission, the loans will help local jurisdictions stimulate their economies and job growth while investing in energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions - all in a cost effective manner. Cities, counties, special districts, public schools, colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals are eligible to apply.

Rep. Matsui Announces $570,000 in Federal Funding to Help Prevent Veteran Homelessness in Sacramento

WASHINGTON, DC - July 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-5) today announced an additional $570,000 to help combat homelessness among Sacramento’s veterans through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH). Vouchers will be made available to the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) to help provide permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans throughout the Sacramento community. The vouchers will be distributed to 70 displaced veterans and their families in Sacramento immediately

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams

‘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.

Senator Boxer Calls for Rapid Action on Housing Refinancing Plan to Assist Homeowners

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.

Subcommittee Field Hearing on Housing Crisis

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.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Mayor Johnson to Announce Steps to Help Homeless

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

Capps Announces Additional Economic Recovery Funding to Help Seniors and Address the Housing Crisis

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).

Six Home Building Leaders Named to California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame

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.

Volunteers Needed to Count the City’s Homeless Population in January 2009

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.

HUD settles lawsuit with California hazard reporting company and real estate brokerage

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.

Community Celebrates Restoration of Historical Home for Homeless

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 7th Annual HBANC Women’s Council Spring Basket Event

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.

Tens of Thousands of Californians Could Benefit from Higher Government-Insured Mortgage Limits

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.

Green Innovations Help Skid Row Residents, Too

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,, 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.

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