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Housing Briefs - March 16, 2012

State Updates

State Legislature Passes Supportive Housing bill; Awaits Governor’s approval

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Increase in Fuel Assistance Benefit for Low-Income Residents - March 6, 2012

BOSTON – Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced an increase in fuel assistance for low-income Massachusetts residents, bringing the total Massachusetts LIHEAP allocation to $153.6 million in Fiscal Year 2012. The increase brings the maximum deliverable fuel benefit per household to $1,095, a slight increase over Fiscal Year 2011. The maximum utility benefit will increase to $635 from $525 earlier this year.

Housing Briefs - February 16, 2012

State Updates

49 States and Federal Government Agree to Settlement with Nation’s Five Largest Mortgage Servicers over Foreclosure Practices

HUD Releases Proposed FY2013 Budget - February 14, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today unveiled HUD’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. Titled Housing and Communities Built to Last, the budget reflects the President’s vision of an America that can draw strength from its vibrant communities and momentum from a robust housing market.  Read HUD’s proposed FY 2013 budget.

Federal Government and State Attorneys General Reach $25 Billion Agreement to Address Mortgage and Foreclosure Abuses - February 9, 2012

Please click here to read a summary of the settlement prepared by MACDC.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL REACH

FHFA Announces Interested Investors May Pre-Qualify For REO Initiative - February 2, 2012

Washington, DC – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the first step of a Real-Estate Owned (REO) Initiative targeted to hardest-hit metropolitan areas announced in August 2011. Investors interested in participating may “pre-qualify” to establish eligibility to bid on transactions in the initial pilot phase as well as subsequent phases.

FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Plan to Help Responsible Homeowners and Heal the Housing Market - February 1, 2012

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February 1, 2012

FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Plan to Help Responsible Homeowners and Heal the Housing Market

Obama Administration Announces Changes to the HAMP Program to Increase Loan Modifications - February 1, 2012

Today, the Administration announced important enhancements to the Making Home Affordable Program, including the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), to expand the reach of the program to help additional homeowners stay in their homes and strengthen hard-hit communities. These enhancements will provide additional relief to struggling homeowners, renters, and their neighborhoods to accelerate the housing market recovery and improve our overall economy.

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