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Foreclosure Odds Drop 42% with THDA Homebuyer Ed

A first-of-its-kind study uses THDA home loan data to identify the impact of homebuyer education classes on default and foreclosure rates. The new study shows the odds of foreclosure were 42 percent lower among participants in THDA’s down payment assistance program who completed a homebuyer education (HBE) class compared to participants who did not.

President and Mrs. Carter spend one week building homes with Habitat for Humanity in...

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter today kicked off a week of working alongside Habitat for Humanity homeowners and hundreds of volunteers in Memphis, Tennessee, to build and repair homes during Habitat’s 33rd Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

THDA Serves as Lead Sponsor at Habitat International’s 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work...

Tennessee Housing Development Agency will serve as the lead sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Memphis, Tennessee, taking place Aug. 21-26, 2016. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, local families will build or improve their homes alongside President and Mrs. Carter and hundreds of volunteers. Projects during the week will include new home construction, neighborhood beautification and home modifications for seniors.

CORKER: FANNIE AND FREDDIE STRESS TEST HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR HOUSING FINANCE REFORM

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, released the following statement today after a Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) stress test concluded that government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could require a taxpayer-funded bailout of over $125 billion in the case of a severe economic crisis.

June Market Report

Memphis-area home sales for June increased 5.9 percent from a year ago, with 1,781 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®MAARdata property records database. Sales were up 15.7 percent from May, when there were 1,539 total sales. Average sales price from June-to-June was up 5.2 percent, at $182,206. Inventory increased 1.9 percent, with 5,639 units listed for sale. YTD sales volume increased by 9.8 percent, at $1.34 billion.

MERCY LOAN FUND PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENCES TO PRESERVE MUCH-NEEDED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN...

Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Denver, Colo., has announced it has partnered with National Church Residences (NCR) to help preserve 55 affordable homes for seniors at Hickory Hollow Senior Apartments in Memphis, Tenn.

State Fire Marshal: Use Care in Selecting Off-Campus Housing

As the summer season winds down, college students begin preparations for the fall semester. While some will be first-time students moving into residence halls, many will be moving off-campus and living on their own for the first time. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges students and their parents to choose fire-safe off-campus housing and discuss fire safety practices in order to prevent potentially life-threatening situations

CORKER, COLLEAGUES WARN WATT AGAINST TAKING ACTIONS HARMFUL TO HOUSING FINANCE REFORM

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, released the following statement today after authoring a bipartisan letter to the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The letter encouraged Director Mel Watt to avoid taking steps that may facilitate the release of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of conservatorship without comprehensive reform. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) coauthored the letter

TDCI Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Divisions of Insurance and Consumer Affairs are offering guidelines, tips, and general information to Tennessee homeowners and residents who were affected by the July 7, 2016 flooding

Tennessee Celebrates Homeownership Month

As is tradition, Governor Bill Haslam declared June to be “Homeownership Month” at the request of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Part of THDA’s mission is to make homeownership affordable to a wider range of Tennesseans through responsible financing options and the availability of down payment assistance.

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MERCY LOAN FUND PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENCES TO PRESERVE MUCH-NEEDED...

Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Denver, Colo., has announced it has partnered with National Church Residences (NCR) to help preserve 55 affordable homes for seniors at Hickory Hollow Senior Apartments in Memphis, Tenn.

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Foreclosure Odds Drop 42% with THDA Homebuyer Ed

A first-of-its-kind study uses THDA home loan data to identify the impact of homebuyer education classes on default and foreclosure rates. The new study shows the odds of foreclosure were 42 percent lower among participants in THDA’s down payment assistance program who completed a homebuyer education (HBE) class compared to participants who did not.