Habitat for Humanity to Congress: ‘Act Now for Housing’

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Habitat for Humanity to Congress: ‘Act Now for Housing’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-11-05 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About 30-40 million American homeowners and renters face foreclosure or bankruptcy and loss of housing when protective moratoria expire December 31, studies show. The global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity is demanding that Congress return to Washington, D.C., as soon as possible “to take urgent action on housing stability and investment.”Through its “Cost of Home national advocacy campaign,” Habitat details a set of “immediate priorities,” including mortgage and rental payment assistance, which they say would “stave off a looming eviction and foreclosure crisis,” adding that such an event would disproportionately impact communities of color.”The American people have been through a lot with the pandemic uprooting any semblance of normal life and a divisive election that has left us all exhausted,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “But we can’t afford to take a break. Millions of families are facing the very real and very dangerous challenge of a future without adequate housing. While we don’t know yet who won every seat, we do know that our current elected leaders still have a job to do.”We need to come together and focus our energies on a crisis taking place in homes across all of our nation, red and blue, urban and rural. There is no time to waste. It’s time to act now for housing. Policymakers at all levels of government must revive their efforts to both provide immediate housing stability and invest in housing as the foundation to long-term economic and societal recovery. At a time when a safe and decent home has never been more important, millions of American families need action to make the cost of home something we all can afford.”The nonprofit also is asking new and reelected policymakers at all levels of government to treat housing as a “driver of economic recovery” and as infrastructure. Habitat asks legislators to keep as much in mind as they set their 2021 agendas.Congress can do so “by including robust funding to build affordable homes, as well as ensuring equitable access to healthy housing and communities of opportunity,” according to a Habitat press release.Thursday, “525 Habitat for Humanity organizations from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., sent letters to leaders of Congress and the Executive Branch calling for immediate action on urgent housing relief,” according to its press release. “Habitat is committed to continuing its housing advocacy through working with elected officials at all levels of government to find and implement policy solutions that will enable access to affordable homes for 10 million people in the U.S. over the course of the 5-year Cost of Home campaign.” in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb November 5, 2020 1,211 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Habitat for Humanity to Congress: ‘Act Now for Housing’ The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Nonprofit Calls on Policymakers to ‘Act Now for Housing’ Next: Meet the New Chair of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directorslast_img read more

How’s the serenity?

first_imgMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoSerenity Cove, Gold Coast.The sales splurge has prompted the Malaysia-based developers Sime Darby and Brunsfield International Group to bring forward the construction of a further 18 lots, with 15 expressions of interest already recorded.Savills director of residential Chris Jones said contracts were already being finalised.“We have noticed many purchasers relocating from other masterplanned communities within the area,” Mr Jones said.“Many have been attracted by Serenity’s low body corporate fees which are currently set at just $28 per week. The project has attracted professionals from Sanctuary Cove, Ephraim Island and Hope Island Resort, with most buyers appreciating the central location, less traffic and proximity to Paradise Point.”The new release is a mix of waterfront and dry lots, with some blocks featuring views over Coombabah Creek. The estate is designed to be a boating haven, offering direct access to Coomera River, the Broadwater and Coombabah environmental reserve. A $5 million lock links to the waterways for vessels up to 13m long and 4m wide. There will be a marina precinct with 3800sq m of retail and dining space fronting Lake Serenity.Mr Jones said Serenity Cove had attracted leading builders McCarthy Homes, Metricon, Clarendon Homes, Resolve Constructions and GJ Gardner Homes. The first residents have already moved in and seven homes are now under construction. Most buyers have been local owner-occupiers.Mr Jones said the new Hope Island Marketplace, which is just a two-minute drive away and scheduled to open in December, was also an attraction. Serenity Cove, Hope Island aerialA buyers’ spending spree at a masterplanned community on the Gold Coast has prompted the developers to fast-track the latest land release.Up to $16 million in land across 19 lots has been snapped up by buyers in just nine weeks at Serenity Cove, a $650 million gated community at Hope Island.last_img read more

Ben Arfa vows to prove his worth

first_img Press Association The former Lyon and Marseille man is keen to showcase his talents once more, but would be keen on remaining on Tyneside even if he is not playing. “I don’t know why I’m not playing,” Ben Arfa told the Daily Mail. “You have to ask the manager. After the (4-0) defeat against Manchester United, we had a strong exchange of words, but that is it. “He doesn’t want me to play. I respect it. If he wants, I will play. I’m here for the club. I enjoy training. I just want to play. I’m fit. “If the manager says to me he doesn’t believe in me for next season, I want to stay, but if the chairman wants to sell me I have to go. I want to stay here even if the manager doesn’t believe in me because I will show him I can play here.” The Magpies could do with having Ben Arfa back to his best, having lost their last six Barclays Premier League matches, with the mood among the Toon faithful turning ever more sour towards Pardew. “We have lost too many times, 3-0, 4-0, 3-0. It is hard when you love the supporters, it is hard to lose every time like that,” Ben Arfa added. “On the pitch I can offer my flair and my creativity. I try every time to do something. I think I can give a lot for the club.” Hatem Ben Arfa is desperate to remain with Newcastle even if he continues to remain out of favour with manager Alan Pardew.center_img The French playmaker has proved on numerous occasions in the past that he is capable of swinging a game in Newcastle’s favour, but injuries and a lack of fitness have combined to keep him on the fringes of the side this season. Ben Arfa admitted he had a frank exchange with Pardew following the 4-0 humbling by Manchester United on April 5, while it has been reported he was made to train with the reserves last week and was left out of the squad altogether for the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on Monday. last_img read more

No. 10 Badgers back home to host No. 16 Boilermakers, Illinois

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers’ volleyball team will be looking forward to returning home this weekend as they host Illinois Friday and No. 16 Purdue Saturday at the UW Fieldhouse after a difficult two weeks on the road.As senior co-captain Aubrey Meierotto sat out with pneumonia, Wisconsin split their four-match road trip, losing to the third-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions and unsuspecting Michigan.Meierotto returned sparingly against Penn State, but was back in the starting lineup in the Badgers’ 3-0 sweep of No. 19 Ohio State and will most likely be starting again this weekend.With the two road losses, Wisconsin also lost sole possession of second place in the Big Ten as they are now currently tied with Purdue at 9-3 in the conference play.With the second-place spot on the line, Saturday’s match against the Boilermakers will have an added importance as the stretch run of the season begins. The last time the two teams met, at West Lafayette, the Badgers squeaked by with a 3-2 win. Head coach Pete Waite knows this match-up won’t be any easier, even at home where the Boilermakers haven’t won since 1992.”Purdue’s right behind us in the Big Ten race,” Waite said. “We went to their place and won in five and they’re a solid team. They’re better than they ever have been; they’ve made the biggest surge of any team in the conference in the last two years, especially this year.””They’re a team that’s very hungry and they haven’t won here in a while. They’ve got the size, they’ve got the ball handling — they’ve got everything you need, so that one’s huge.”Since the Wisconsin loss, Purdue has won its last eight games and, even more impressively, won seven of them in three games, dropping only one match to the 18th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers.Maybe the most difficult part of matching up against the Boilermakers is the fact that the team is so similar to Wisconsin — a young team with a balanced scoring attack.Six players have more than two kills per game for the Boilermakers, led by 6’4″ freshman outside hitter Danita Merlau, averaging 3.5 a contest. Fellow freshman Stephanie Lynch adds 2.88 kills per game and leads the team with a .346 hitting percentage and 1.24 blocks per game.However, Wisconsin can’t overlook Illinois Friday night, as they’ve preached all season that any Big Ten team can provide an upset. That was even more evident with their loss to Michigan.Wisconsin routed the Illini at Champaign, but Illinois provided the Badgers with a battle in the third game as they jumped out to a 16-12 lead before Wisconsin put the game and match away.If it wasn’t apparent that Illinois won’t be a cakewalk, the Illini are coming off a weekend in which they swept Michigan and Michigan State.Furthermore, Illinois upset the Buckeyes at Columbus earlier this year so there’s no doubt they can play, and head coach Pete Waite knows this fact.”Illinois is playing a lot better than when we saw them down at their place,” Waite said. “They were struggling with some injuries and some departures from the program. Now they’ve changed their setters. They’re a faster offense, and they’re feeling good about themselves — they just got the wins over Michigan and Michigan State last weekend at their place, so we know they’re going to be tough, too.”Also worth mentioning, Illinois has a lot to play for as it tries to make a run for a post-season entry since they currently sit at 13-10 and sixth in the Big Ten.Senior outside hitter Rachel Van Meter is the Illini’s heart and soul as she leads the Big Ten with an astonishing 5.70 kills per game.Notes: Jocelyn Wack extended her double-digit dig streak to 52 last weekend and could move into fourth place all-time this weekend.The Badgers will be holding a rules clinic at the Field House Saturday at 4:45 p.m. before the match with Purdue.”Our goal with the clinic is to help fans understand the game of volleyball better and to learn to appreciate the strategy and nuances of the sport,” says UW Coach Pete Waite. “I think it will be a fun and informative session.”last_img read more

Trevor Nance signs with Cowley to play baseball

first_imgTrevor Nance signs with Cowley County Community College. (Steve Sturgis photo)Sumner Newscow report — Trevor Nance, a 2015 Wellington High School graduate, signed to play baseball at Cowley County Community College next season. Present at the signing ceremony held at the WHS commons included his mother Jan Kessler, sitting right, and his uncle J.J. Nance, sitting right. Standing from left include: WHS baseball coach Jesse Dale, WHS academics director Brian Buchanan; friend Jaedyn Ledesma and grandparents Roxi and David Nance.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Local · 270 weeks ago Congratulations Trevor! Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more