CalHFA Multifamily Announces an Expanded Preservation Loan Program

SACRAMENTO - April 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The California Housing Finance Agency announced today the expansion of its financing program to provide assurances and maintain best efforts that multifamily housing continues to remain affordable for California families.

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Homeowner Assistance Grant Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $10.4 million grant program for organizations that provide housing counseling and legal services to homeowners. The grant funds were secured through the National Mortgage Settlement with the goal of providing assistance to homeowners impacted by California's foreclosure crisis.

Congresswoman Matsui Announces Nearly a Million Dollars for Sacramento County Health Care for the...

SACRAMENTO, CA - November 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-05) today announced that Sacramento County’s Department of Health and Human Services has received a continuation of their $962,901 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will support the county’s Health Care for the Homeless Program (HCH), which provides primary medical care for low income, uninsured, and underinsured residents in the Sacramento region.

USC Announces Naming Gift for Master of Real Estate Development Program

Torrance, CA - November 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The University of Southern California is pleased to announce a $10 million gift from David Dollinger to endow the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Real Estate Development degree. The program will be renamed the Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development Program, permanently linking one of the nation’s most well-respected graduate degrees in real estate with one of the program’s most distinguished alumni.

Southern California Edison joins the Demand Response Partnership Program

Innovative program established by the U.S. Green Building Council and Environmental Defense Fund to drive adoption of demand response in commercial building market Washington, DC...

C.A.R. partners with Plaxo to help REALTORS® manage contacts across multiple devices

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced it is partnering with Plaxo, creators of an easy-to-use online address book solution, to offer the management and synchronization of contacts and address books across multiple platforms, devices, and Web mail services to its REALTOR® members through the C.A.R. Member Discounts Program.

Congresswoman Waters Applauds Treasury Enforcement of Mortgage Servicers, Urges Continued Action

June 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- “More than two years after the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was launched, I am pleased that the Administration has finally decided to take enforcement seriously and penalize three servicers who have, as a matter of standard practice, foreclosed on millions of homeowners, often without properly screening them for modifications or otherwise following program rules.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) Introduces Amendment to Extend Neighborhood Stabilization Program

WASHINGTON D.C. - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --Today Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) introduced an amendment to H.R. 861, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Termination Act, which would avoid the abrupt end of the NSP, a program that has helped rescue communities devastated by the national financial crisis.

Republicans to Homeowners & Communities: Trouble with Foreclosure? So Be It!

Washington, DC - March 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, spoke out today against Republican attempts to terminate the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This was the second markup in as many weeks where Committee Republicans ended programs to help people stay in their homes and help communities weather the foreclosure crisis.

Congresswoman Waters Rejects Republican Plan to Defund Foreclosure Assistance Programs

Washington, DC - February 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today after Republicans on the Committee announced their intention to defund foreclosure prevention programs

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Announces SBA Mortgage Relief Program to Small Businesses

SAN MATEO, CA - February 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) today announced that the Small Business Administration is offering a program that will help small businesses facing maturity of commercial loans or balloon payments refinance their mortgage debt


ANAHEIM, CA - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Knightsbridge Realty Capital, Inc. of Newport Beach, Calif., has arranged financing of just under $3 million for the renovation of a retail center on North Anaheim Boulevard in Anaheim, Calif. The transaction includes a first trust deed loan supplemented with proceeds provided through the U.S. Treasury Department’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, and accomplishes the goals of President Obama’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative announced in February 2010

C.A.R. launches new home payment protection program

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 5,500 first-time home buyers were approved for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Housing Affordability Fund (C.A.R.H.A.F.) Mortgage Protection Program (MPP), which provides mortgage payment assistance in the event of a job layoff


Anaheim, CA - November 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jamboree Housing Corporation, a leading developer of affordable housing in California, announced today the grand opening of Greenleaf Family Apartments in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, November 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Program participants include Mayor Curt Pringle and City Councilmembers, Jamboree executives, partnership representatives and the Anaheim After-School Players, a group of students from Jamboree’s two other Anaheim properties, who will give a special welcome to their newest neighbors. Interview and photo opportunities are available

Rep. Baca Sponsors Bill to Aid Homeowners in Loan Modification Process

Washington, DC - September 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) introduced legislation to assist struggling homeowners seeking loan modifications through the often complex Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). The Office of the Homeowner Advocate Act of 2010 creates an independent office to assist homeowners, housing counselors, and attorneys in resolving problems with HAMP, and give homeowners a greater level of control over the loan modification application process.

Congresswoman Matsui Responds to Continued Uncertainty Displayed by Federal Housing Finance Agency on Implementation...

SACRAMENTO, CA - September 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-05) issued a letter in response to the most recent display of uncertainty by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in their handling of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program – a program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which could have provided thousands of good American jobs and helped meet our nation’s energy efficiency goals – if properly enacted

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement in Response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Decision on...

July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) decision on the Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE) program.

FHLBank San Francisco Awards $32.5 Million in Affordable Housing Grants in Seven States

San Francisco, CA - June 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) awarded $32.5 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants in the first round of its 2010 funding competition. The grants approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors in AHP Round A were awarded to 60 projects that address the diverse affordable housing needs of communities in Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington, and will produce or preserve 3,375 housing units that are affordable to lower-income individuals and families.

Rep. Matsui Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Help House Homeless Veterans in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui (D-Sacramento) today announced that Sacramento County will receive $650,637 this year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program. This amount represents a 14-percent increase over last year’s funding for the VASH Program, which makes vouchers available for Sacramento-area displaced veterans and their families. Funds will be available through the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Now Accepting Applications from Member Financial Institutions...

San Francisco, CA - April 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is now accepting applications for its 2010 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 $2.5 million in AHEAD Program grants have been awarded to support 94 projects in Arizona, California, and Nevada.

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