Posts Tagged ‘HUD’

JRA plans image makeover, hires crisis manager

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Farish Street, HUD, Mississippi, money, NEWS, real estate

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has conceded it has an image problem and is getting professional help to fix it. The agency widely known for the low priority it puts on transparency wants a makeover in public perception. It’s hired Yellow Brick Media Concepts of Jackson to provide it. The board received a proposal from Yellow […] [...]

Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M

Former Farish Street developer David Watkins says he suspects bad faith motives are behind the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s agreement to cover a $1.5 million repayment the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has demanded from the City of Jackson. Watkins says the motive is clear to him:  Paying HUD could clear the way for […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Why no introspection on causes of HUD trouble over Farish St.?

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: Business, David Watkins, editorial, Farish Street, HUD, Mississippi, opinion

Raise your hand if you are surprised by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s conclusion that redevelopment of downtown’s Farish Street has been the least of Jackson City Hall’s concerns the last decade and a half. Seeing no hands, let us proceed. Cause-and-effect is a good place to start. Remarkable indifference, professional carelessness […] [...]

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David Watkins demands HUD retract claims made in Farish project report

Watkins Development’s David Watkins is demanding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development retract negative characterizations it has made about him and his partners regarding their involvement in the redevelopment of downtown Jackson’s Farish Street. The angry reaction from Watkins stems from a Sept. 7 monitoring letter to Jackson city officials detailing what says […] [...]

GETTING IT’S MONEY BACK: Jackson’s $1.5 million HUD repayment will come back to City

Here’s some good news for Jackson city government: The City won’t actually lose the $1.5 million it must repay the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for not meeting HUD rules in the so-far unsuccessful attempts to redevelop Farish Street. In a clarification, HUD said Thursday the repayment will go into a line of […] [...]

UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD’s Farish St. involvement

By Ted Carter Farish Street Group principal David Watkins says he feels blindsided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s suspension of Farish Group from further involvement with HUD-funded projects. Watkins’ Farish Street Group until last October had a lease deal to transform downtown Jackson’s Farish Street into an entertainment district. He said […] [...]

HORNE adds partners

by Published: January 22,2012

Tags: HORNE LLP, HUD, Neil Forbes, Stafford Act, Virginia Wesleyan College

S. Neil Forbes, CFE, PMP, and Wes T. Winborne, CPA, have been admitted as partners within HORNE LLP. As part of HORNE’s disaster recover management team, Forbes oversees projects related to HUD Community Development Block Grant funds. His responsibilities include program management, financial and regulatory compliance with grant regulations and all applicable state and federal […] [...]

RVs, houseboats, mobile homes — all may require mortgage license to sell

by Published: May 15,2011

Tags: HUD, John Allison, Lemar C. Wooley, SAFE Act

Thinking about selling that motor home you have parked out back? Better either do it before July 21 or prepare to devote the time and money to become certified as a mortgage loan originator. Unless the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development tells him otherwise, Mississippi Banking Commissioner John Allison is using a broad […] [...]

STAYING AT HOME

by Published: August 31,2009

Tags: forclosures, homeless, HUD

  Housing Relocation and Stabilization Program to help prevent homelessness   In the past, homelessness has been mostly a problem in big cities, and has often been more common with single people than families. But with the current recession, high unemployment rates and record high levels of foreclosures in the first six months of 2009, there […] [...]

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