Governor Granholm Calls on Big Banks to Help Families Facing Foreclosure

LANSING, MI - September 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today continued her effort to push the nation's largest banks to join other lending institutions and take part in the Helping Hardest Hit Homeowners Fund. Since announcing the availability of an additional $128.4 million in federal dollars for the fund earlier this month, Granholm has reached out to executives at Bank of America, Chase, Citigroup, PNC Bank and Wells Fargo, asking them directly to help prevent additional home foreclosures

Governor Granholm Celebrates Harbor Habitat’s 100th New Home in Benton Harbor Community

LANSING, MI - July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today visited Harbor Habitat's 100th build in the Benton Harbor community and said volunteering to help build a home for others offers a rewarding opportunity.

Governor Granholm, MSHDA Announce Helping Hardest-Hit Homeowners Fund to Combat Foreclosure

LANSING, MI - July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), along with banks, credit unions and nonprofit counseling agencies, will launch a statewide program to help eligible Michigan homeowners avoid foreclosure by participating in the state's new $154.5 million Helping Hardest-Hit Homeowners Fund.

Granholm Highlights Recovery Act Housing Help for Families

People across the state will get help to stay in homes, find new housing. LANSING, MI - December 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today met in Kalamazoo with residents struggling to stay in their homes who are finding help through a federal program designed to keep families from becoming homeless and to help the newly-homeless find stable housing.

Governor Granholm Highlights Benefits of Home Weatherization Program for Michigan

LANSING, MI - December 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today highlighted benefits of the state's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in helping to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency in the homes of low-income families throughout the state. Michigan received more than $243 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), which will fund weatherization projects in more than 30,000 homes over the next three years.

Communities Eligible to Receive 2009 Recovery Funds for Sewer, Drinking Water Projects Announced –...

LANSING - March 05, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that communities that submitted sewer and drinking water infrastructure projects last spring and summer in anticipation of receiving low-interest loans for repairs this year will be among the first eligible to receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Testing Michigan Homes for Radon is Easier Than Ever

January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Department of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester reminded Michigan homeowners today to start the new year off right by testing their home for radon. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has proclaimed January to be Radon Action Month in Michigan, noting that radon is believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause among nonsmokers


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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