Starting at 9am, Saturday, April 20th, No Family Left Behind is hosting a Community Resource Fair at the Northwest Activities Center (18100 Meyers, Detroit, MI, 48235). There will be “50 resources under 1 roof” and over 16 workshops will available free and open to the public. The workshop schedule is below.
$7,500 Down Payment Assistance 10:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 12:00pm*
Senior Supportive Services 10:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 12:00pm*
Ask The Lawyer 10:00am – 11:00pm and 11:00am – 12:00pm
Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills 10:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 12:00pm*
UCHC Tax Foreclosure 10:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 12:00pm*
Criminal Record Expungement 12:00pm – 1:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Home Rehab Grants 12:00pm – 1:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm
How To Start & Finance A Business 12:00pm – 1:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention 12:00pm – 1:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm*
*For more information or to register for a workshop please call (313) 744-6352.
Seeking resources to improve your home? Join us March 28th for an information session on home repair resources available in the neighborhood you can take advantage of. This program is for North End residents only (48202).
Please RSVP at email@example.com.
WESTLAND HOUSING COMMISSION
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER WAITING LIST
The Westland Housing Commission will open the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list for applications on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, commencing at 9:00am. Applications for the
waiting list are available on-line ONLY at: westlandhousingapplication.cityofwestland.com. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Allapplications must be through the above web site.
The Westland Housing Commission will accept 1000 applications, and reference will be given to Westland residents (those living or working in the City of Westland.) Application Frequently Asked Questions (information and instructions) are now posted on the City of Westland web site: www.cityofwestland.com (click on Choose Service” and “Westland Housing Commission”).
Applications received through the web site will be entered on the waiting list in the order received. Applicants will receive an email confirmation if their application is accepted.
For more information and for frequently asked questions please click on the following document: Westland Housing Commission HCVP Wait List FAQs
Alternative Link for info: Westland Housing Info
The website now states: “The Westland Housing Commission has received the maximum 1000 applications for the housing voucher program.”
Central Woodward/North End News does not manage the City of Westland’s website. However, we do strive to provide correct, up to date information to the community as quickly as possible. We apologize for not being able to communicate more about the application process.
For more information on the City of Westland’s section 8 housing application process please contact:
Director, Community Development
The Ann Arbor Housing Commission’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) Tenant Based preapplication will open on Monday August 27, 2012 at 8:00 am until Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00 am. Applicants can apply at any time during this pre-application period. After the pre-application time period is closed, 500 pre-applicants will be selected by a random lottery. These 500 pre-applicants will be reviewed to determine if the applicant is eligible for the waitlist. All other pre-applicants will be removed from the process and must apply again when the waitlist is reopened. Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the waitlist, and placement on the waitlist does not guarantee eligibility or an offer of housing. As vouchers become available, the 500 pre-applicants that have been screened for the waitlist will be notified in the order they were put on the waitlist. A full intake and eligibility determination will be completed at that time, prior to issuing a voucher.
How to Apply:
Apply online at www.a2gov.org/housingcommission from any computer with Internet access. A person with a disability may require an accommodation to have equal access to this program. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, please call (734) 794-6720 to request the specific accommodation prior to the waitlist opening.
Detroit Non-Profit Housing at 313-972-1111 has government funds to pay the mortgage for three months for a city of Detroit resident who is 1-3 months behind in their mortgage payment and can demonstrate they can sustain the mortgate after the three months of assistance. There is no charge for this assistance.
Foreclosure Grants Available
The City of Detroit was awarded a CDBG-R grant for $9.9 million. From that grant, $1.2 million was earmarked to provide housing assistance to eligible City of Detroit residents who are at risk of losing their home through means of foreclosure.
Southwest Housing Solutions was awarded $272,519 of that $1.2 million to distribute to struggling homeowners. We have listed below some of the eligibility requirements for the program:
• Property must be in the City of Detroit
• Must be the legal owner of property
• Property must be your primary residence AND you must live in the home
• Mortgage delinquency status cannot exceed three (3) months of arrearages
• Property taxes must be current – (Note: there are some exceptions; call for more
• Homeowner must be able to show stable income
If you, or know ANYONE who you think might qualify for this program, please have them call the Housing Opportunity Center immediately and request an Intake Package at 313.841.9641 or stop by the office and pick one up. We have an EXTREMELY small window of opportunity to help eligible City of Detroit Residents, so it is imperative that we act quickly. Any funds that have not been used by the August 31, 2012 deadline, will be returned to the City of Detroit and then, eventually, back to the Federal Government. Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions.
Friday, July 20th please come to Vanguard CDC to hear about Project Home Ownership and Vanguard CDC’s new subsidiary Vanguard Lending Solutions. The launch is at Vanguard CDC, located at 2785 East Grand Boulevard, at 10:00 a.m. and the rally is at Garden View Estates, located at 16500 Tireman, at 11 a.m. Transportation is provided. Get in the know for home ownership and join Vanguard at the Project Home Ownership Rally. Lunch and give-a-ways will be provided. For more information and a seat on the bus, please call Vanguard CDC at 313.872.7831.
-10:00 – 10:45am: information about Vanguard CDC’s homeownership program, loan products, etc.
-10:45am: Participants will be bussed to Garden View Estates
-11:15am – 1:30pm: Rally for Home Ownership at Garden View Estates: will include lunch and giveaways along with information for prospective homeowners
-2:00/2:15pm: we arrive back at Vanguard CDC
Since there is a 50 Participants limit, we need to ask people to sign up, and let us know how many people they are coming with.
If you believe that new home construction and home ownership is the backbone of our national economy and our nation’s development, then plan on attending the Rally for Home Ownership!
On July 20, 2012, the NAHB, in conjunction with MAHB and HBAs across the state of Michigan will hold a Rally for Home Ownership in southeastern Michigan. This event is associated with the MAHB Summer Convention in Dearborn and all HBA members statewide are encouraged to attend both the summer convention and the Rally for Home Ownership. This event is being held to raise awareness of the importance of housing to Michigan’s economy and the benefits of homeownership, especially as it pertains to the renewal and rejuvenation of major cities in our state. This is a unique opportunity for BIA members to help make home ownership a top priority for policymakers by highlighting the housing challenges facing communities across America.
We expect the event will attract 500 – 700 people and will include invitations to a number of local, state and national officials — including President Obama and Republican candidate hopeful Mitt Romney. Several have already confirmed attendance. The Detroit Rally will be the second of rallies planned for seven states between July and October, 2012. All are being modeled after the Columbia, S.C., rally held in January. VIEW VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS HERE.
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012
Time: Estimated between 11 am to 1:30 pm.
Location: Garden view Estates
The Garden view Estates, where the Rally will be held, is a great example of how terrific partnerships between city, state and federal agencies can positively impact a neighborhood and the quality of life of its residents. (Garden view Estates is located south of Joy Road, north of Tire man and east of the Southfield Freeway in the Detroit Area.