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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - October 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Grand Rapids-area leaders and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today launched the largest residential cleanup effort in city history with the demolition of an abandoned house in a neighborhood hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.
Schuette Marks One-Year Anniversary of Homeowner Protection Fund: Announces New Victim Restitution Program
LANSING - August 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Bill Schuette today marked one-year since the historic Homeowner Protection Fund was signed into law with the announcement of a new victim restitution program designed to help residents across Michigan affected by the foreclosure crisis.
WASHINGTON, DC - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Deparment of Veterans Affairs announced a new grant initiative to help end veteran’s homelessness. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement on the initiative
Schuette Announces Michigan Residents to Receive $107.2 Million Through National Mortgage Settlement
LANSING - June 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced checks will go out this week to Michigan borrowers who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement. Eligible borrowers will receive checks for approximately $1,480. Approximately 72,000 Michigan borrowers affected by the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a share of approximately $107.2 million in restitution for mortgage servicing abuses related to the national foreclosure crisis.
DETROIT - April 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $5 million to fund programs that will assist approximately 2,600 veterans in job training with civilian careers. The grants will range from $100,000 to $300,000. The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is the only federal program that works exclusively on the employment of homeless veterans. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today released the results of the 33rd Annual Homeless Census, conducted by city officials, community leaders, and more than 350 volunteers. On the night of the census, December 12, 2012, there were 6,992 homeless men, women, and children living in shelters, on the street, and in transitional or residential treatment programs in Boston, representing a 5.2 percent increase from the 2011 census.
LANSING, MI - November 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homelessness should not be one of the problems facing veterans returning from deployment or older veterans later in their life. However, statistics show approximately 1 in 10 of the nations homeless population are veterans. Jason Allen, director of Michigan's Veteran's Affairs Directorate is reaching out to those in need by encouraging veterans to discuss their benefits eligibility with their county Veteran Affairs office or veterans service organization
WASHINGTON, DC - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Detroit will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy, Sen. Carl Levin announced Monday.
WASHINGTON, DC - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kalamazoo will receive nearly $2.3 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy, Sen. Carl Levin announced Monday.
June 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Dozens of homeless people living in tents in wooded state lands between two major expressways now have homes or temporary shelter with the help of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and a number of Washtenaw County agencies that advocate for housing
WASHINGTON, DC- March 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seven Michigan housing agencies will receive more than $1.3 million in grants to help provide housing for homeless veterans, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced Tuesday.
LANSING, MI - March 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that he has issued a second criminal investigative subpoena against national mortgage servicing support provider DocX as his office continues to investigate questionable mortgage documentation filed with Michigan's Register of Deeds offices during the current foreclosure crisis.
LANSING, MI - November 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Executive Director Gary Heidel of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today announced funding for Barry County United Way in the amount of $38,913 through its Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. The funds are being awarded to communities and local recipient organizations as part of an estimated $2.8 million in federal grants and $5 million in MSHDA reserves to be allocated this fiscal year across the state.
LANSING, MI - June 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that he has issued criminal investigative subpoenas against national mortgage servicing support providers in an expansion of his office's investigation into questionable mortgage documentation filed with Michigan's Register of Deeds offices during the current foreclosure crisis.
Royal Oak, MI - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For more than a generation, millions of American families have been able to purchase their own homes thanks to the availability of the thirty-year, fixed rate mortgage. But in the aftermath of the housing collapse and the financial crisis, the thirty-year mortgage is in danger of disappearing altogether as banks and government regulators consider making major reforms to the housing market.