Posts Tagged ‘Habitat for Humanity’

Jackson-area Habitat awarded $20,000 for its work in bringing back neighborhoods

by Lisa Monti Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, charity, Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Carter, Mississippi, NON PROFIT

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area and local law enforcement leaders were recently recognized with a national award for improving the safety and vitality of neighborhoods in the Metro Jackson area. Habitat and its partners were selected from more than 540 applicants for a $20,000 MetLife Foundation Award. They were honored for demonstrating that blighted […] [...]

Some Habitat homeowners cashed hailstorm claims checks

by Ted Carter Published: August 16,2013

Tags: Habitat for Humanity, Mike Chaney, Property Casualty 360, State Farm

A yet-to-be determined number of metro Jackson Habitat for Humanity homeowners spent insurance money received for damage from the March 18 hailstorm on expenses other than repairs to their homes. About 350 of greater Jackson’s 560 Habitat for Humanity homes fell in the path of the late afternoon storm that dropped hail larger than baseballs […] [...]

Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January

by Clay Chandler Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Habitat for Humanity, housing, housing trust bill

After sitting out the past couple of legislative sessions, Mississippi Habitat for Humanity affiliates plan to file legislation that would establish an Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Forty-five states and more than 600 cities and counties have some version of a housing trust fund whose purpose is to help provide affordable, safe housing for low-income families. […] [...]

Read October 22 issue of MBJ

REAL ESTATE A look back at Greenville squatting attempts — by Ted Carter SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels— by Ted Carter HOUSING Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January— by Clay Chandler DOWNTOWN JACKSON Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison Walthall Hotel— by Ted Carter SPORTS Kooky race […] [...]

Sanders moves up

by MBJ Staff Published: August 12,2012

Tags: Community Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi State University

Bruff Sanders has been promoted at Community Bank to senior vice president over commercial banking for the Columbus Banking Center. Sanders, who has more than 16 years of banking experience and is a graduate of Mississippi State University, is actively involved in civic and community affairs throughout the Golden Triangle. He is a member of […] [...]

Habitat, other housing non-profits gain freedom from mortgage origination rules

A state law signed in late May relieves Mississippi’s Habitat for Humanity chapters of requirements that each chapter have a person certified to originate mortgages. That provision of the state’s version of the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act, or SAFE, mandated that any organization or individual originating more than five mortgages a […] [...]

Realtors, bankers, builders concerned that new regulations will dampen housing recovery

A provision of the Dodd-Frank banking reform law has non-profit housing provider Habitat for Humanity worried it could get into legal hot water making loans to high-risk borrowers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, created by the banking reform legislation is setting rules for implementing qualified mortgage and ability-to-pay regulations. The measures are designed […] [...]

Trey Jones helping to carry on tradition created by Jimmy Carter

by Clay Chandler Published: June 3,2012

Tags: economic development, Habitat for Humanity, housing, Jimmy Carter, poverty, Trey Jones, urban blight

Paul “Trey” Jones is the executive director of the Mississippi Association of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates, a position he has held since June 2011. His past nonprofit work includes a stint as president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. He’s also a past board member of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and the […] [...]

Read June 4 issue of the MBJ

>> LAUNCH IS NEAR GreenTech will begin MyCar production in Horn Lake next month— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> HABITAT, OTHER NON-PROFITS FREE FROM MORTGAGE RULES Many of Habitat’s chapters feared they could not meet the SAFE Act rules— by Ted Carter

 >> TRUESOUTH READY TO INTRODUCE ITSELF Director says ticket sales […] [...]

Fed rule threatens the smallest Habitat affiliates

Squeezed by a federal law aimed at cracking down on mortgage fraud, dozens of Mississippi’s Habitat for Humanity chapters may soon be forbidden to transfer ownership of homes to low-income families. They face a July 21 deadline to comply with the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act, or SAFE, enacted in 2008. Training […] [...]

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