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Sun King 5K Memorial is Oct. 19, benefits Habitat for Humanity

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Sun King 5K Memorial Run and Walk, a benefit for the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area is 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oakridge Drive in Jackson. The annual run through the Fondren neighborhood streets will feature a 5K run and walk and a one-mile fun run for children. The run, ...

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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 throughout 18 Central Mississippi counties, ...

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Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January

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. Cindy Griffin, executive director, Habitat ...

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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 to color bomb Zippity Doo ...

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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 the board of directors for ...

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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 year obtain certification, a process ...

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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 to protect lenders and borrowers ...

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Trey Jones helping to carry on tradition created by Jimmy Carter

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 former executive director of the ...

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Mississippi affiliates help Habitat become nation’s 6th largest builder

Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Mississippi built or fixed up 188 homes in 2011, helping to make Habitat the nation’s sixth largest homebuilder. The Christian-based organization has 40 affiliates in the state and more than 1,500 nationally. “I am profoundly impressed by the ongoing faithfulness, ingenuity and hard work of our affiliates,” said Trey Jones, executive director, Mississippi Association of ...

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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 and certification and the approximate ...

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