Posts Tagged ‘Habitat for Humanity’

Bankers’ INTEREST means NO INTEREST for Habitat for Humanity

IN 28 YEARS, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 590 homes and rehabilitated and/or weatherized more than 155 homes, making it the largest single-family housing developer in Jackson and one of the top Habitat affiliates in the nation. The goal is to help low to moderate income families attain home ownership which in […] [...]

Seminars to detail specifics of new construction lien law

Construction tradesmen and others who want to learn the ins-and-outs of Mississippi’s new construction lien law can attend seminars in June presented by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division. A seminar has already been held in Tupelo. The remaining two in Gulfport and Jackson are designed to educate Mississippi companies in […] [...]

MBJ May 30th Digital Edition

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

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

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 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

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 […] [...]

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