May 17, 2011

HOME: 20 Years, One Million Homes

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You might know that HUD’s HOME program has helped produce 1 million units of affordable housing. But, did you know the HOME program leverages additional public and private investment to supplement federal funding? Check out this clip of Secretary Donovan commemorating the 20th anniversary of HOME – a program launched under the first Bush administration that has proven itself an indispensable tool in expanding our nation’s affordable housing stock.

3 Responses to HOME: 20 Years, One Million Homes

  1. I live in a HOME-assisted unit in the Mission Gardens Apartments, in Santa Cruz, California. The owner and its agents, The John Stewart Company and its employees, are allowing resident smokers to try to kill me with their secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) by smoking around my car and apartment. I have chronic asthma. This SHS is a death warrant for me. These smokers are committing hate crimes based upon my disabilities.

    I just asked the HOME program administrator for my unit, the City of Santa Cruz, to enforce their legal obligations under the HOME regulatory agreement and under federal nondiscrimination laws to require the owner and JSCO to accommodate the effects of this SHS on me, by taking more effective measures to enforce the smoking ban JSCO promised me when I first asked for an accommodation for exposure to SHS from my former neighbor.

    By presenting the smoking ban as an accommodation to me — it wasn’t the accommodation
    I requested — JSCO turned a gang of angry smokers on me with harmful intent. Then JSCO didn’t effectively enforce their smoking ban, making me an easy target for these smokers.

    If the City of Santa Cruz fails to fulfill their legal obligations to protect me from this discrimination, then I will have to appeal to HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, Mercedes M. Marquez, to step in and force the City of Santa Cruz to comply with local, state and federal nondiscrimination laws, to protect me from being murdered by angry Mission Gardens smokers.

    I am desperate. I am terrified that I will die from SHS at the Mission Gardens Apartments, in my HOME-assisted unit.

  2. I wish HUD would look closer at the President’s MHA program and foreclosures; the fact that banks, i.e., Chase, does not offer MHA for conventional loans; but string us along (me-3 years), building up late fees, then filing foreclosure to get reimbursement from FDIC. This is why many foreclosures are STILL going on.

    Please help – Thank you,

    JOYCE RUMORE
    Property/home address: 3558 Shore Drive, #1108
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455-1719
    H: 757-222-9706
    NACA ID: 953150
    Chase Loan # 0022778021

  3. live in a HOME-assisted unit in the Mission Gardens Apartments, in Santa Cruz, California. The owner and its agents, The John Stewart Company and its employees, are allowing resident smokers to try to kill me with their secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) by smoking around my car and apartment. I have chronic asthma. This SHS is a death warrant for me. buy steroidsThese smokers are committing hate crimes based upon my disabilities.

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