Fannie Mae to Sell Foreclosed Vacant Properties to Detroit Land Bank

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 24, 2014 1,481 Views Related Articles Fannie Mae to Sell Foreclosed Vacant Properties to Detroit Land Bank Fannie Mae announced it has agreed to sell 44 foreclosed vacant properties to the Detroit Land Bank Authority as part of a partnership to stabilize neighborhoods in the greater Detroit area, which has seen a dramatic spike on the number of foreclosures in the last two years.According to the announcement, 26 of the properties are slated for rehabilitation and 18 of them are scheduled to be demolished. Fannie Mae will also contribute funds to the demolition of those 18 properties as part of the agreement.”Vacant properties are a strain on the neighborhood and can depress property values for other homeowners,” said P.J. McCarthy, Fannie Mae’s VP of alternative dispositions and real estate asset management. “We are happy to partner with the Detroit Land Bank Authority to help transform these properties into homes for local families, or new community spaces. It is our goal to continue to work closely with local organizations to help bring life back into these neighborhoods. We look forward to additional transactions with the Detroit Land Bank.”The agreement is line with the mission of the Detroit Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative (NSI), a pilot program developed jointly by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae and announced by the FHFA in May 2014 as a way to stabilize neighborhoods in the areas most affected by the housing crisis. One of the goals outlined in the Detroit NSI is to match distressed properties with non-profit organizations that will develop or renovate those properties.”This deal with Fannie Mae is a very important piece of the Detroit Land Bank’s larger strategy to stabilize neighborhoods through our auction program, demolition, and side lot sales,” said Kevin Simowski, executive director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority. “The Detroit Land Bank is working with multiple financial institutions on similar deals so we can address every vacant house in our target neighborhoods.”In a program similar to the Detroit NSI, Fannie Mae has partnered with the Cuyahoga Land Bank in Ohio since 2009 to help stabilize neighborhoods in Cleveland. That partnership has resulted in returning nearly 1,000 distressed properties back to productive use. Some of the properties were converted into bigger yards for neighbors, new homes, or community gardens. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae to Sell Foreclosed Vacant Properties to Detroit Land Bank Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: Sentinel Field Services Welcomes New IT Manager Next: FHFA Announces Strategic Plan for GSE Conservatorship, Regulation of FHL Banks The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Detroit Land Bank Authority Fannie Mae Foreclosures Neighborhood Stabilization Vacancies 2014-11-24 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Detroit Land Bank Authority Fannie Mae Foreclosures Neighborhood Stabilization Vacancies About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

DUP to meet PSNI Assistant Chief Constable over Castlederg parade

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal DUP to meet PSNI Assistant Chief Constable over Castlederg parade 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ News Twitter Twitter Pinterest The DUP are due to meet Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton later to discuss a republican march planned for Castlederg.There has been much controversy surrounding the parade, and just last week DUP Cllr Ruth Patterson was arrested over comments she made about the planned republican parade.Tyrone Volunteer’s Day parade will commemorate the county’s republican dead, including two IRA members killed by their own bomb in 1973 this weekend.The parade is backed by Sinn Féin.The Parades Commission has placed restrictions on the march and it has been re-routed to avoid a war memorial in the town.DUP minister Arlene Foster and MLA Tom Buchanan, have said they will be emphasising to PSNI Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton the importance of adequately policing the parade. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – August 6, 2013 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLetterkenny General Hospital re-schedules the opening of visiting hoursNext articleOld Fort Hotel in Greencastle extensively damaged in overnight blaze News Highland last_img read more

Searches continuing of River Foyle today

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Searches continuing of River Foyle today Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMan charged with dangerous driving following 3 vehicle collision in BridgendNext articleTaoiseach gives ‘cast iron’ guarantee on A5 News Highland Searches are continuing this morning following reports that a man entered the River Foyle yesterday morning.It is believed that the 46 year-old entered the water yesterday just after 10 o’clock.The PSNI and Foyle Search and Rescue are conducting the searches, they say offers of help and support from the community are welcomed however, they ask that all search efforts are co-ordinated through Foyle Search and Rescue. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 14, 2017 Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Barnes receives Ukrainian humanitarian award

first_img Next UpThe Silver Gorlov Medal was presented to Barnes by the City of Gorlovka, Ukraine in recognition of her humanitarian efforts to provide places of safe refuge for the orphan children of the area. The Gorlov Medal is the highest honor the Ukraine bestows on its citizens. The medal had never been awarded to anyone with a foreign passport until Ivan Sakharchunk, the mayor of Gorlovka City, presented the prestigious award to the American philanthropist.The award was presented to Barnes in recognition of and appreciation for her efforts to establish Sasha’s Home, an eight-apartment foster care facility that presently provides warm and loving care for 38 abandoned Ukrainian children who are awaiting adoption by their “forever” families. Sasha’s Home is equipped to care for as many as 60 children.“Receiving the Gorlov Medal was a wonderful and humbling way to start the year 2009,” Barnes said. “It makes me feel humbled and grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to help these children. There are more than 100,000 orphaned children in the Ukraine and most of them are crowded with sick children in state-run hospitals and have little chance of adoption.” By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like South Pole: ‘A magnificent, desolate place’ If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Troy attorney Tim Magee must have a hundred thousand “words” or… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Barnes receives Ukrainian humanitarian award Sasha’s Home is an outgrowth of Barnes’ earlier humanitarian campaign in the Ukraine.“About 10 years ago, Kenny Payne, a missionary to the Ukraine, was working through the Church of Christ in Luverne,” Barnes said. “He asked for help with sending food and medicines to the many, many orphaned and abandoned children in the Ukraine and I wanted to do what I could to help.”After three years of support from across the miles, Barnes visited the Ukraine and saw first-hand the desperate plight of the orphaned and abandoned children.“These children were placed in any facility that was available,” she said. “It might be a hospital, a prison or a mental institution. It was heartbreaking to see the conditions they were living in and I knew I had to do something. I didn’t know what, but something.” That “something” was an acquired wing of a hospital where these “thrown away” children could be cared for and loved until they could be placed in an orphanage or taken in by a foster family.Barnes also became a mother to a Ukrainian boy, Aleksey, whose mother had been murdered and his father was unknown. Because of a physical limitation, Aleksey was destined to live on the streets and eat what he could salvage from garbage cans. Barnes and her husband, George, took the little boy into their hearts and, after much red tape, into their home.“Alex has brought so much love and joy into our lives so we knew how much love these children have to give and how much they need love,” Barnes said. “I knew we had to do more.”After visiting one of the Ukrainian orphanages, she knew what she wanted to do.“I was appalled at the living conditions,” Barnes said. “I knew then what I wanted to do.”With the mayor of Gorlovka as an ally, Barnes was able to overcome the skepticism of the City Soviet and purchase an abandoned building in the downtown area of Donbas and reconstruct it as a home for children without families.“I knew from the beginning that the home would be called Sasha’s Home,” Barnes said. Sasha is a Ukrainian nickname or pet name for Alex or Alexandria. Alex is our adopted son’s name so it should be Sasha’s Home. It couldn’t be anything else.”The logo for Sasha’s Home is a teddy bear because bears are so prominent in Russian lore.“It just all came together,” Barnes said. “Sasha’s Home is home to foster families and they are some of the most wonderful people in the world. They have big and loving hearts and are completely dedicated to the children they foster.”Barnes told of one couple that came to the orphanage thinking they would become foster parents to one child.But the little boy had three other siblings at the orphanage and the couple didn’t want the children to be separated so they took all four.“Later, the mother of the children had another baby that she couldn’t care for,” Barnes said. “That wonderful couple took the baby so all of the children could be together. They had two children of their own and have added five more. That’s the kind of loving people who live at Sasha’s Home.”Sasha’s Home is “home” to the foster families as long as they want to stay. If after a time, the “parents” decide for some reason to no longer foster children, other couples will be accepted into Sasha’s Home.“It’s such a warm and loving place to be,” Barnes said. “It brings tears to my eyes every time I’m there. Sasha’s Home is such a blessing – a dream come true because so many have believed and cared.”Sasha’s Home is funded by the Barnes Family Foundation and donations to the foundation. Barnes’ second cookbook titled “Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters” will be published in May and proceeds from the book will go toward funding Sasha’s Home.Barnes has learned to follow her heart. It has taken her to places she never dreamed of going and brought more joys than she could have imagined.“I thank God every day for what He has enabled me to do,” she said. Patricia Barnes sat quietly and thoughtfully beneath the “canopy” of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls.The silver medal hanging from her neck caught the sunlight from the window. She held the medal loosely for a minute before she spoke of the importance of what it represented.“This isn’t really all mine,” said Patricia Barnes, founder of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls. “It belongs to so many who have believed in a dream and supported it in so many ways.” Email the author Published 9:34 pm Saturday, March 21, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Stephon Clark to be laid to rest in Sacramento amid protests over his killing

first_imgKXTV(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old black man who was unarmed when police shot and killed him in Sacramento earlier this month, will be laid to rest Thursday as mass protests over his death continue in California’s capital.The funeral service, which is open to the public, will be held at BOSS Church in south Sacramento beginning at 11 a.m. PT. The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to deliver the eulogy, according to ABC affiliate KXTV.A wake for Clark took place at the church Wednesday night.Clark died on the night of March 18 after Sacramento police fired 20 bullets at him in his grandmother’s yard. He was a father of a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, according to his brother, Stevante Clark.Officers were responding to reports of a black male breaking into a car and hiding in a backyard when they encountered Clark last Sunday night. Police said Clark advanced toward the responding officers while holding an object in his hand. Initially, police reported that Clark was armed with a gun, then with a “toolbar,” but he was found to be holding a cellphone. The fatal shooting came less than two years after the killing of Joseph Mann, another unarmed black man who was shot by Sacramento police in July 2016.Widespread protests erupted in California’s capital and beyond after the Sacramento Police Department released body-camera and helicopter infrared footage of Clark’s killing. One demonstration outside the home arena of the Sacramento Kings basketball team last week caused a lengthy delay in a scheduled game and prevented ticketed fans from entering the event. The footage released by police shows Clark running from a neighbor’s yard and onto his grandmother’s property. Officers are seen running down a driveway after Clark and taking cover at the edge of a building. The officers yell several times for Clark to stop and show his hands before firing a barrage of gunshots.Clark regularly entered his grandmother’s home through the backyard because the front doorbell was broken, according to his brother, Stevante Clark. The two officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave and reportedly have each received death threats. The Sacramento Police Department has so far refused ABC News’ request to release the names of the officers.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced at a press conference Tuesday that he will oversee an “independent part” of the Sacramento Police Department’s ongoing investigation into the shooting.Clark’s family has retained renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

What does job sharing involve?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. What does job sharing involve?On 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. When I return to my HR manager role from maternity leave, I would ideallylike to work part-time and am wondering whether a job-share would be theanswer. But, how on earth do you find someone to do the other half? What otherissues should I consider before going down this route? Or do you have any othersuggestions? Grant Taylor, consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes I suspect that you have a permanent full-time role at present, so you wouldneed to discuss the possibility of reducing your hours with your company. Ithas a duty to consider your request seriously and look at ways of potentiallyaccommodating your request. It may be possible to reduce your hours bydelegating some of your work to a colleague, or advertise internally foranother person who may wish to job-share. It could be the case that your jobmay be considered unworkable on a part-time basis and you would have to lookfor a new job. Part-time roles are becoming increasingly common with more thansix million people in the UK working part-time, and although it can take sometime to find the right role, you should find a wide range of options availableto you. You could also consider spending more time working from home – cuttingyour commuting hours and freeing-up more time to do those things you are seekingto do outside work. You could even implement flexible working in your workplaceto rearrange your time without the need for reducing your total working hours. Victoria Wall, managing director, Victoria Wall Associates I have known HR managers who have been highly successful sharing their role.With flexible working becoming more acceptable in general, an HR team should beable to lead the way. Logistics need to be well planned, and I suggest that youformally hand over to your colleague on a Wednesday, and share the sameadministrative assistant. This person becomes a key liaison point to yourinternal client base and staff. I would start by looking internally for someoneto share the role – someone who knows the culture of the firm and the systems,and is keen to cut back on their own hours. If you are not success-ful withthis option, you will have to hire someone new – maybe with a slightly differentmix of skills and knowledge to compliment your own. There are many issues toconsider before taking this further, none of which have to be negative, butwould take too long to list now. Suffice to say that your contract ofemployment and the company’s expectations of your role need to be exploredfirst and then a clear plan put into place. Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS Consultancy If you are returning to work from maternity leave, you are entitled to askyour employer if you can work part-time. While not legally obliged toaccommodate you, more and more employers are granting this option. They mayconsider reviewing the hours needed to perform your role or they may take theinitiative to recruit a job sharer. If you are looking to approach a newemployer, then advertise in the personnel press for a job sharer or approachyour local branch. Another possibility is local colleges, which have part-timepersonnel people on their books. A long-shot is to contact the specialist HRrecruitment agencies. Employers are generally more positive about flexible workpatterns, so talk to employers in your locality – particularly public sectororganisations. last_img read more

International lawyers sign Oxford Statement protecting healthcare from cyber-attacks

first_img“We consider it essential that medical facilities around the world function without disruption as they struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any interference with the provision of health care, including by cyber means, risks further loss of life as thousands continue to die every day.” Professor Akande describes that a two-pronged approach will be needed in order to create an international consensus on the issue. Countries must protect themselves and others by exercising due diligence, but they are also entitled to take action against unlawful activity against states using counter measures. Professor Akande says that cyber-attacks against healthcare facilities can be tackled using existing international law on human rights: “[We] don’t need new rules, we already have them.” He places a duty on providers and nations to protect their own citizens and those of other countries. Since cyber-attacks in one country will originate from, pass through, or use infrastructure located in other countries, those other countries are required, under international law, to ensure that harm is not caused to other states and their populations.  Professor Akande explains: “[We] have come up with a set of principles, something that states can point to as a framework for battling cyber-attacks. We hope the Statement will be used as an example of what the rules are.” More than 120 lawyers have signed the Oxford Statement on the International Law Protections Against Cyber Operations Targeting the Health Care Sector. The Oxford Statement is a declaration that the world is not incapable of combating assaults on healthcare computer systems, which are increasingly vulnerable to cyber harm as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Oxford Statement has already been referred to in the UN Security Council as a good articulation of relevant international law principles. center_img The Oxford Statement reads: “We, the undersigned public international lawyers, have watched with growing concern reports of cyber incidents targeting medical facilities around the world, many of which are directly involved in responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are concerned that the impact of such incidents is exacerbated by the existing vulnerability of the health-care sector to cyber harm. Even in ordinary times, this sector is particularly vulnerable to cyber threats due to its growing digital dependency and attack surface. Initiated by Professor Dapo Akande, Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, the Statement has been signed by legal experts from over 20 countries including Argentina, India, China, Germany, France, and the US. He said: “Right now, taking action against cyber-attacks against the health sector is low-hanging fruit, world leaders are wanting to sign up and back the campaign. It is easier if we act together.” Image creditlast_img read more

Governor Pence Dedicates New Medical Clinic at Camp Atterbury

first_imgIndianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today joined representatives from the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center to dedicate a new medical clinic, called the Wakeman VA Clinic, at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana. The Wakeman VA Clinic is the first of its kind in Indiana, and offers primary medical care, as well as physical therapy, mental health assessments, and technology-based, long-distance clinical health care.“I’m thankful today to dedicate the Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury to allow greater access to health care for our veterans,” said Governor Pence. “This clinic is the first of its kind in Indiana and offers an additional location for our veterans in southern Indiana and the surrounding areas to receive the care they need. Our heroes have fought for our freedoms, and deserve the utmost care when they return home. The Wakeman VA Clinic will provide this care to our veterans, and will do it closer to home.”The partnership between the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center aims to improve outpatient access by reducing drive times and building closer patient and provider relationships. The Wakeman Clinic provides approximately 10,000 square feet in two facilities to alleviate the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and provides an additional option for care to the veteran population who normally would have driven to VA facilities in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Bloomington, Martinsville, or Louisville.“It has been said that the measure of society is reflected on how it takes care of its veterans,” said The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr. “This facility will continue to solidify our commitment to the care, welfare and well-being of those who have worn the cloth of our nation. Our service members deserve the very best health care. By allowing the VA to use Camp Atterbury’s facilities, veterans in the southern Indiana region can receive medical services closer to their homes and have access to more personalized care in a community based facility.”The Wakeman VA Clinic plans to expand services to include optometry, ophthalmology, audiology, and general X-rays in the coming months.Governor Pence has made veterans matters a focus since his first day in office when he signed an Executive Order relating to veteran-owned businesses and state contracts. Last week, the Governor signed into law 13 bills regarding veteran and military matters.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Annual Independence Day Bike Parade Coverage + Video

first_imgOcean City’s Fourth of July festivities began on both ends of the island with the annual bike parades. The pair of parades year after year have offered a fun and free way for families to begin their Independence Day celebration.The Southern parade, sponsored by the South OC Improvement Association, began on  40th & Asbury Ave. The Northern parade, sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association, began just off the Longport Bridge. Participants came decked out in Red, White and Blue attire; boasting patriotic decoration on their bikes.Return paraders, and new participants alike joined in the caravan riding through the streets of Ocean City in their national colors. We hope to see familiar faces and new ones showing off their Stars and Stripes next year for the latest edition of this Ocean City classic.The pictures and video attached came from the Northern parade.last_img read more

News story: Trans Pennine Railway 5G trial

first_imgDCMS has today launched a call for information to industry which will provide information necessary to assist in the trial and to identify any constraints and concerns that potential trialists envisage.We anticipate companies selected to take part in the trial will be given the opportunity to: The importance of fast, reliable and uninterrupted connectivity on our rail network is only going to increase. Projects like the Trans Pennine Initiative will be instrumental in delivering this for passengers, and are all part of our commitment to make the UK a world leader in 5G. Deploy their trial radio equipment on the TPI pilot route without the need to invest in trackside infrastructure Benefit from financial support for installation activities on the TPI pilot route Demonstrate the viability of their products in a live environment with a wide demographic of passengers, including business commuters, day trippers and long distance travellers. This will help allowing for testing of capacity, coverage and security. Make use of a new 5G facility at Melton Mowbray where technologies can be tested. Companies interested in taking part in a new 5G project on the Trans Pennine Railway line between Leeds and Manchester are invited to get in touch with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.The move is a fundamental part of the government’s exploration of what 5G connectivity could bring to the transport sector.The Trans Pennine Initiative (TPI), part of the government’s Northern Powerhouse plans, aims to test ways of providing high quality passenger connectivity to trains using trackside infrastructure, including addressing issues related to access, processes and costs. In doing so, it will assist in developing the Government’s ambition of main line rail routes having uninterrupted mobile coverage and guaranteed Wi-Fi.5G is the next generation of mobile connections and the government is supporting the development of the technology through its modern Industrial Strategy.Minister for Digital Margot James said: The initiative is a joint effort between the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) and 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) Programmes, with Network Rail (NR) as our delivery partner.Responses to the call for information should be sent to: [email protected] closing date for comments to be submitted is noon 14th September 2018.last_img read more