Survivors of Tropical Storm Debby May Qualify for FEMA Rental Assistance
TALLAHASSEE, FL - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- While survivors finish repairs to their homes or find a new place to live, money may be available to help them pay for a clean and safe place to stay.
Castor Tackles Housing Crisis
Tampa, FL - August 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- To create jobs in the Tampa Bay region, we must reinvigorate our efforts to heal the housing market, Congresswoman Kathy Castor said today as she sent a letter to the White House. Following up on a recent discussion with President Obama, Castor’s letter contains suggestions to tackle the housing crisis in Florida and the nation. Castor outlined viable ways to spur the housing market, help distressed homeowners, improve property values and, as a result, help our community and our country’s economy toward more jobs and economic recovery.
Rooney Cosponsors Bill to Reduce Veteran Homelessness
Washington, D.C. - July 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-19) and Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) announced new legislation to strengthen federal efforts to end homelessness among America’s veterans.
Lake County Launches GO GREEN GET GREEN Rebate Program
TAVARES, FL - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Board of County Commissioners launched today, the GO GREEN GET GREEN energy efficiency rebate program for Lake County small commercial business owners and residents. Participants who GO GREEN by installing energy efficient products can GET GREEN through the new rebate program funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
Local Housing Organization Helps South Florida’s Hardest-Hit Residents
Miami, FL - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- During the ongoing housing crisis, more that 54,000 South Floridians have been faced with foreclosures and have had to make the tough choice as to whether to fight to save their homes or walk away. Residents stuck in upside-down mortgages are often not aware of their available options when faced with foreclosure proceedings and can be more susceptible to loan modification scams; miss out on mortgage aid opportunities and, as consequence, lose their homes which could have been prevented.
Daytona / Ormond Housing Authorities to Receive Grants for Homeless Veterans
Washington, DC - June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative John L. Mica (FL-7th District) announced federal grants for the Housing Authority of Daytona Beach and the Housing Authority of Ormond Beach to aid in securing housing for homeless veterans.
Attorney General McCollum sends letters to House and Senate leadership on commercial real estate...
March 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General McCollum today sent letters to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate President regarding the impact commercial real estate foreclosures could have on Florida's economy and encouraging the legislature to be proactive in addressing the pending crisis
STEARNS PARTICIPATING IN GRAND OPENING OF THE HONOR CENTER SERVING HOMELESS VETERANS IN GAINESVILLE
March 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- “One of the major tragedies in our nation is homelessness among our veterans,” stated Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Sixth). “There are over 130,000 homeless veterans, and we have a duty to provide shelter and care, especially to those who are disabled and with special medical needs. The opening of the HONOR Center in Gainesville represents a major step forward in serving these veterans.”
New Florida Economic Report Sheds New Light on Causes of the Current Recession
WASHINGTON, DC - January 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) – a bicameral Congressional Committee composed of ten members from the Senate and House of Representatives – today released a new economic snapshot report on Florida. The report provides a comprehensive overview of how the nation inherited the current Recession from the previous Administration and Republican Party and shows where growth and recovery have begun to take hold in areas such as home prices and personal income.
Klein, Committee Examine Solutions for Mortgage Crisis
Washington, D.C. - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) today participated in a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee seeking solutions to the current mortgage crisis. Klein described the serious problems in the South Florida housing market for the Committee and witnesses, and said that it “is essential for banks and the federal government to implement effective programs to increase loan modifications and prevent foreclosures. It is simply not acceptable to watch responsible families in our community lose the homes they have worked so hard for.”
Buchanan Helps Homeowners with Chinese Drywall Avoid Foreclosure
Washington, DC - December 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) voted for legislation today to help Florida homeowners suffering from toxic Chinese drywall avoid foreclosure. Buchanan is an original cosponsor of H. Con. Res. 197, which l passed the House 419 to 1. The bill would encourage banks and mortgage servicers to provide impacted homeowners with temporary forbearance on their mortgage payments.
CFO SINK TALKS ABOUT SOLUTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS AT HOUSING HELP ROUNDTABLE
TALLAHASSEE, LF - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida CFO Alex Sink today highlighted two initiatives she started to bring real, tangible help to Florida homeowners facing foreclosure, and heard from community groups and homeowners who are on the frontlines of tackling the state’s housing crisis.
Congresswoman Kosmas Helps Pass Legislation to Support Home Ownership among Our Troops
Washington, DC - October 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) voted in favor of the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act (H.R. 3590), which will make changes to home-buying provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to benefit active-duty servicemen and women currently, or soon to be, deployed overseas. The bipartisan legislation passed by a vote of 416-0.
Buchanan Secures $8.3 Million for Local Environmental Projects
House Gives Final Approval to $5.5 Million for Wares Creek, $500,000 for Sarasota Renewable Energy Center, $305,000 for Lido Beach, $100,000 for Anna Maria Island Beach Re-nourishment, $100,000 for Port Manatee and up to $5 million for Sarasota Bay Restoration. Washington, DC - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) has won final approval in the House of $8.3 million in federal funding for environmental projects in Florida’s 13th District. The House voted 308-114 for the fiscal year 2010 energy and water appropriations bill (H.R. 3183) today.
Lake County Realtors, lending institutions invited to meeting about Neighborhood Stabilization Program
TAVARES, FL - August 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lake County and its partners in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) are meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, with realtors and lending institutions in Lake County to discuss up-to-date information on NSP and how Lake County is using its funding.
Kosmas Applauds Signing of Helping Families Save Their Homes Act
Legislation Will Help Address Central Florida’s Foreclosure Crisis. Washington, DC - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) applauded the signing of H.R. 1106 (S.896), the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. The legislation will help protect thousands of Central Florida homeowners by providing important tools and incentives for lenders, servicers, and homeowners to modify loans and avoid foreclosures. The bill passed the House and Senate this month by large bipartisan margins and was signed by President Obama on Wednesday.
Public Meeting on the Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Tallahassee, FL - May 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Housing will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in Tallahassee. The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments and suggestions from interested persons relative to the methodology to be used regarding the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Senate Passes Helping Families Save Their Homes Act
WASHINGTON, DC - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) voted in favor of the Helping Families Save Their Home Act, S. 896. The bill includes a mortgage servicers safe harbor provision that will curb home foreclosures and jumpstart residential loan modifications. In addition, this legislation expands the Hope for Homeowners program, which is aimed at keeping honest homeowners in their homes during these difficult economic times. Last, the bill will increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to help it cope with the increased risk facing the nation's banks. The measure passed in the Senate by a vote of 91-5
HUD returns Miami-Dade housing agency to local control – cites improved management and county...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — January 09, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today returned control of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA) to the Miami-Dade County after 15 months in HUD possession.
HUD returns Miami-Dade housing agency to local control – cites improved management and county...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today returned control of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA) to the Miami-Dade County after 15 months in HUD possession.