Cohen, McDermott Introduce Bill to Help Struggling Families Keep Their Homes

Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Jim McDermott (WA-07) today introduced the Limiting Investor and Homeowner Loss in Foreclosure Act of 2014 to prevent foreclosures and help struggling families keep their homes. The newly-introduced legislation would encourage debtors and secured lenders to come together to discuss and secure mutually beneficial resolutions of their mortgage difficulties.

HUD Provides Grant for Housing Counselors

NASHVILLE, TN - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last Tuesday they will provide $40 million in additional funding to housing counseling agencies across the country. The HUD grants ensure housing counselors are available to help individuals and families make informed housing decisions through prepurchase and foreclosure counseling.


WASHINGTON, DC - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Tennessee and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds last month.

Cohen Announces More Than $5 Million to Combat Foreclosures, Rehabilitate Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-9) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Memphis $5,195,847 under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to address the effects of abandoned and foreclosed housing.

Cohen Chairs Hearing on Federal Efforts to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Washington, DC - July 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-9), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), today held a hearing on the Obama Administration’s plan to help homeowners on the brink of foreclosure. The President’s plan allows struggling homeowners to voluntarily modify their mortgage payment.

Congressman Cohen Joins President Obama As Housing Relief Bill Is Signed Into Law

Washington, DC - May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Late this afternoon, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) participated in a White House ceremony with President Obama that enacted S. 896, The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. The new law is aimed at helping homeowners and renters in the grips of the foreclosure crisis.

HUD Secretary announces disaster assistance for Tennessee storm victims

WASHINGTON, DC - May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to four storm-ravaged counties in Tennessee and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding.

Roe Fights for Housing Recovery, but Not at the Expense of Consumers

WASHINGTON, DC - May 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Phil Roe (TN-1) continues to fight for fundamental reform and accountability in many ways, including reform of organizations such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. However, HR 1728 makes no mention of these entities, it encourages excessive litigation for foreclosure related issues and it simply slows down the housing recovery process by undermining current efforts that are already underway.

Corker Offers Amendment to Prevent Unintended Consequences of Housing Bill: Increased Mortgage Rates, Higher...

WASHINGTON - May 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today offered an amendment (#1019) to the housing bill (S. 896) to ensure servicers consider all options available to homeowners, not just modification or foreclosure.

1 in 36 Tennessee Homeowners Could Lose Home to Foreclosure

Washington, DC - 08 May 2008 - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today responded to the housing crisis that has been one of the root...



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.


Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages. Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest

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