Northern California receives $2.6 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $2.6 million in brownfields grants to communities Northern California. Sacramento, Placer County, Nevada City, the Northcoast Environmental Center, Oroville Redevelopment Agency, the Esparto Unified School District and the Rancho Cordova Community Redevelopment Agency are all receiving funding through the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants program.

Long Beach Development Services Kicks Off Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Long Beach launched the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program on Monday April 19, in support of Earth Week 2010. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates and no-cost permits to the first 500 applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Allocates More than $14 Million to First-Time...

San Francisco, CA - April 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has allocated $14.6 million to its 2010 Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) and Individual Development and Empowerment Account (IDEA) first-time homebuyer programs. In this award cycle, 30 of the Bank’s member financial institutions reserved $10.25 million in WISH funds and $4.35 million in IDEA funds to help lower-income families and individuals become homeowners in Arizona, California, Nevada, and other states where Bank members do business. Nine institutions are participating in these programs for the first time.

California Homeowners Sue Bank of America for Withholding Federal Bailout Funds

LOS ANGELES, CA - April 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- California homeowners sued Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) on Tuesday claiming the lending giant is intentionally withholding government funds intended to save homeowners from foreclosure, announces Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

C.A.R. approves 384 applications for its Mortgage Protection Program for first-time buyers

C.A.R. approves 384 applications for its Mortgage Protection Program for first-time buyers. Association awarded $420,000 Ira Gribin grant to provide additional policies to first-time home buyers. LOS ANGELES, CA - August 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 380 first-time home buyers have been approved for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Housing Affordability Fund (C.A.R.H.A.F.) Mortgage Protection Program (MPP). As of late July, 384 applications have been approved, and an additional 22 applications were in the pipeline awaiting approval.

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