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President Obama and Local Residents Discuss Rebuilding and Recovery in New Orleans

Senior Administration Officials Joined President to See Recovery Progress Firsthand. WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- On his sixth trip to New Orleans since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, President Barack Obama today visited the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School and held a town hall event to hear directly from the people of Louisiana. President Obama discussed both the progress made in the region and the challenges that remain. In his first public event in New Orleans, President Obama also spent time answering questions from everyday people.

Congressman Sestak and Leading Economist Present Needed Housing Recovery Plan

Washington, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the recent release of a Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) report, which found that the Administration’s current housing relief efforts lack scope, scale and permanence, Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) and top economist Dr. Mark Zandi, today, held a press conference to highlight the need for a comprehensive homeownership vesting plan to address the nearly 12 million homeowners who are currently underwater-- owing more on their mortgage than the value of their home.

Secretary Donovan Announces $214,769 in Housing Counseling Grants to Two Housing Counseling Organizations in...

HELENA, MT - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $214,769 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD APPROVES $34.2 MILLION FINANCING DEAL TO REPLACE AGING HOSPITAL IN MENDOTA, ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to Mendota Community Hospital in Mendota, Illinois. The $34,220,000 loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration’s Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

Ellsworth Calls for Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

WASHINGTON, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A local Congressman is supporting efforts in Congress to extend a popular tax break for new homeowners. Rep. Brad Ellsworth says the First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit has been wildly successful and should be extended for another year. Congress approved the 8,000 tax credit as part of the Economic Recovery Plan in February, but the program is set to expire on November 30, 2009.

Brown Alerts Homeowners that New Law Prohibits Up-front Fees for Foreclosure Relief Services

Sacramento, CA - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a consumer alert warning California homeowners to avoid individuals and businesses that charge up up-front fees for foreclosure relief services in light of a just-enacted state law that makes this "abusive practice" subject to prosecution.

Rep. Sutton Announces a $40,976 Housing Counseling Award to Fair Housing Contact Service in...

Washington, DC - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) announced that the Fair Housing Contact Service in Akron will receive a $40,976 Housing Counseling Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Community Action Agency to Receive Grant for Housing Counseling Assistance Program

WASHINGTON, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Mark Schauer announced that the Community Action Agency has been awarded a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling Assistance Program grant. The grant is for comprehensive housing counseling ($42,724) and loan documentation review ($5,000) to support housing counseling activities in Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties

Gov Patrick Announces $50.3 Million in Recovery Funds to Revive Stalled Housing Developments

U.S. Treasury’s tax credit exchange funds to restart 10 projects, create jobs. BOSTON, MA - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the state will utilize $50.3 million in federal recovery funds to create hundreds of jobs and revive affordable housing developments stalled throughout the Commonwealth due to the lack of equity available in low-income housing tax credit markets.Ten projects in Amherst, Charlton, Chelmsford, Lunenburg, Plymouth, Wareham, Watertown, West Boylston, Westfield and Worcester will receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to fill the financing gaps created in projects where tax credits could not leverage the equity needed to support construction costs.

Iowa Delegation Urges Disaster Relief Reform

Washington, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Members of the Iowa Delegation urge disaster relief reform in a joint letter to Chairman John Olver of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD). The letter supports an amendment that will allow disaster stricken communities greater access and use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster relief funds. The amendment, introduced by Senator Landrieu (D-LA) and co-sponsored by Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin, was added to the THUD Appropriations bill in the Senate, and would allow states and communities that received CDBG disaster funding to use that funding as a local match, share, or contribution toward federal projects.

Iowa Delegation Urges Disaster Relief Reform

Washington, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Members of the Iowa Delegation urge disaster relief reform in a joint letter to Chairman John Olver of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD). The letter supports an amendment that will allow disaster stricken communities greater access and use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster relief funds. The amendment, introduced by Senator Landrieu (D-LA) and co-sponsored by Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin, was added to the THUD Appropriations bill in the Senate, and would allow states and communities that received CDBG disaster funding to use that funding as a local match, share, or contribution toward federal projects.

Governor Quinn Announces Availability of Recovery Funds for Low-Income Home Weatherization Efforts

CHICAGO, IL - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced that approximately $242 million in additional Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) funding is available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to assist with low-income home weatherization efforts over the next two years.

Two Defendants in Home Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced

RALEIGH, NC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on October 5, 2009, United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced CINDY TILLEY GREER, 51, of Clarendon, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and on October 6, 2009, STANLEY GARFIELD WILLIAMS, JR., 38, of Bolivia, North Carolina, received 70 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Also GREER was imposed a fine of $6,000.

Two Defendants in Home Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced

RALEIGH, NC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on October 5, 2009, United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced CINDY TILLEY GREER, 51, of Clarendon, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and on October 6, 2009, STANLEY GARFIELD WILLIAMS, JR., 38, of Bolivia, North Carolina, received 70 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Also GREER was imposed a fine of $6,000.

Two Defendants in Home Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced

RALEIGH, NC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on October 5, 2009, United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced CINDY TILLEY GREER, 51, of Clarendon, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and on October 6, 2009, STANLEY GARFIELD WILLIAMS, JR., 38, of Bolivia, North Carolina, received 70 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Also GREER was imposed a fine of $6,000.

Two Defendants in Home Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced

RALEIGH, NC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on October 5, 2009, United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced CINDY TILLEY GREER, 51, of Clarendon, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and on October 6, 2009, STANLEY GARFIELD WILLIAMS, JR., 38, of Bolivia, North Carolina, received 70 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Also GREER was imposed a fine of $6,000.

Two Defendants in Home Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced

RALEIGH, NC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on October 5, 2009, United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced CINDY TILLEY GREER, 51, of Clarendon, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and on October 6, 2009, STANLEY GARFIELD WILLIAMS, JR., 38, of Bolivia, North Carolina, received 70 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Also GREER was imposed a fine of $6,000.

Perlmutter Applauds More than $600,000 in Housing Counseling Grants for CO

Washington, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded the $617,774 that will come to the state of Colorado for housing counseling and training grants as announced by the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Out of these grants, $98,258 will come to Aurora and Commerce City in the 7th Congressional District.

Secretary Donovan announces $144,676 in housing counseling grants to six housing counseling organizations in...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nevada families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $144,676 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Secretary Donovan announces $144,676 in housing counseling grants to six housing counseling organizations in...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nevada families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $144,676 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Secretary Donovan announces $144,676 in housing counseling grants to six housing counseling organizations in...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nevada families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing, or hoping to buy their first home will have a greater opportunity to find housing, or keep the homes they have, because of $144,676 in housing counseling grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Thermal Imaging Workshop for Home & Building Inspectors Dec 3-4 2009

San Bruno, CA - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- This workshop is designed for inspection professionals including : home inspectors, building contractors, insurance adjustors, roofing contractors, energy auditors, and building maintenance professionals.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN SUPPORTS HOUSE RESOLUTIONS EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE...

Washington, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday Congressman Al Green (TX-09) delivered a statement in the House of Representatives expressing his support for three House Resolutions that convey condolences and solidarity to the people of the Philippines, Samoa, American Samoa and Indonesia, due to the natural disasters that have struck these nations in the past few weeks.

Thompson Audit: Dhs Delaying And Denying Eligible Families Housing

New York, NY - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to an audit released today by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is delaying or denying more than 20 percent of homeless families housing for which they may have been eligible.

Thompson Files Claim Against City Seeking That It Formalize Homeless Services In A Contract

New York, NY - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. has gone to court to challenge the legality of the City’s recent placement of homeless families at 1564 St. Peter’s Avenue in the Bronx.

Kansas Housing Awards $3.8 Million in Stimulus Funds to Jumpstart Affordable Housing Development

Tax Credit Assistance Program Tapped to Build Senior and Family Housing in Wamego, Bird City. Topeka, KS - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has awarded $3.8 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to build affordable, energy efficient rental housing in Wamego and Bird City. The stimulus funds, allocated through the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), will create 38 rental units serving low-income families and seniors.

Views at Clarendon Breaks Ground In Arlington, Virginia

Greenbelt, MD - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Views at Clarendon Corporation will hold a ceremony to commemorate the groundbreaking of the Views at Clarendon. This innovative mixed-use, mixed-income development, located just a half block from the Clarendon Metro station, marks a significant step in addressing Arlington's affordable housing shortage. Construction is scheduled to commence in November 2009

10.19.09 – Cromwell, CT – CTREIA Monthly Meeting with J.T. Foxx

Hartford, CT - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- How to Partner, Brand, Network and Market your Way to Millions when Banks are NOT Lending. Guest Speaker: J.T. Foxx (Entrepreneur, Teacher & Internationally Syndicated Radio Personality)

10.15.09 – Cheshire, CT – CTREIA Real Estate Rehab Subgroup Meeting

Hartford, CT - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Have you been watching Flip This House and wondering if you can do the same thing? Are you currently renovating properties and want to see what other people are doing?

10.15.09 – Cheshire, CT – CTREIA Real Estate Rehab Subgroup Meeting

Hartford, CT - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Have you been watching Flip This House and wondering if you can do the same thing? Are you currently renovating properties and want to see what other people are doing?

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Six Companies Receive New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

The Office of General Services Commissioner today announced that the following six businesses have recently been certified by the Office of General Services’ (OGS) Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development (DSDVBD)