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2013-02-25 20:20:52

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) today applauded many of the recommendations of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, which issued a report proposing a national housing policy that seeks to further the nation's economic recovery and meet the housing needs of America's most vulnerable households. Philip Tegeler, PRRAC's president, said his organization welcomed many of the Commission's recommendations,...

2013-02-25 16:28:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attending the Bipartisan Policy Center's unveiling of Housing America's Future, New Directions for National Policy, RiskSpan Managing Director Allen H. Jones called the event and report an important step in the national public policy debate on the future role of government in housing. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission presented recommendations after a 16-month process of roundtable discussions and regional housing forums. The BPC...

2013-02-08 16:22:04

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) today applauded the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for issuing a regulation that will preserve "disparate impact" as an important tool in litigating housing discrimination cases against government entities, landlords and financial institutions. Plaintiffs in housing discrimination cases, as with other important and longstanding civil rights laws, often rely on the...

2013-02-04 23:00:35

AMS Health Care Mortgage Corporation announces that it will begin working immediately with clients seeking to refinance under the newly issued HUD program. The much anticipated FHA 242/223(f) refinancing and acquisition program will provide hospitals with access to low interest rates without requiring new construction or renovation as part of the transaction; the 223f program allows for streamlined processing as compared to the FHA 242 program, which has been utilized since the late 1960s...

2013-01-31 16:28:10

Says Steps Were Begun Towards More Inclusive Communities, But Much Work Remains Hopeful that Positive Start Will Continue in Obama's Second Term WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) credits the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for "reaffirming a broad commitment to fair housing," but notes that the task of reforming HUD's own programs has been "painstakingly slow" during...

2013-01-25 23:04:15

75 Formerly Homeless Veterans Now Have a New Place to Call Home at 150 Otis Street (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Swords to Plowshares and Chinatown Community Development Center will host the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony of San Francisco´s newest housing for homeless veterans in 12 years. The grand opening event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at 150 Otis Street in San Francisco. Spearheaded by community based non-profit...

2013-01-22 12:25:46

Veteran journalist will serve as media affairs manager for state housing authority LANSING, Mich., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran journalist and communications specialist Katie Bach has joined the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) as media affairs manager. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/MM85741LOGO) In the newly created position, Bach is responsible for MSHDA's external communications, including media relations and social media....

2013-01-17 23:00:49

More than seven years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina resulted in the shuttering of hospitals in New Orleans East, AMS Health Care Mortgage Corporation (“AMS”) has completed a GNMA transaction utilizing FHA 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) to restore acute care services to the 80,000 residents of New Orleans East. JACKSONVILLE, FL and NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 AMS Health Care...

2013-01-16 12:27:28

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Love Funding, one of the nation's leading FHA multifamily, healthcare and hospital lenders, announced today that it arranged $1.23 billion of financing in 2012, a new record for the company. Love Funding closed 109 transactions during the year, including 107 FHA-insured loans for $834.2 million, one FHA loan modification of $361.4 million, and one bridge loan for $30 million. The company's results were buoyed by the addition of a dedicated team to...

2013-01-08 16:24:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Don't have enough saved up to put 20% on your dream home? That's OK! Amidst all of the mortgage advice you'll find on RealtyPin.com, you've probably seen that you can get an FHA mortgage just by putting 3.5% down. But before your start jumping for joy over all of the money you're going to save, there are 3 things you need to know about an FHA loan: Financial news: Mortgage lenders to pay out billions1. You still have to go through a private...