May 31

HUD: Establishing Equal Opportunities

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 6, 2017 1,268 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines HUD: Establishing Equal Opportunities Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Mortgages Facing Risk of Fraud Next: Pressing Topics at the Fed Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected]  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / HUD: Establishing Equal Opportunities The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced an agreement to resolve a discrimination complaint against the fairness of the Maryland’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.The agreement is a result of a complaint filed with HUD in 2011 by the Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign (BRHC), a coalition of housing and civil rights organizations.HUD’s report noted that the coalition’s complaint alleged that requiring local jurisdiction pre-approval prevented the placement of LIHTC-funded properties in predominately White areas, thereby limiting housing opportunities for African American and Hispanic families in communities of opportunity.The agreement establishes more flexible program rules in an effort to provide equal and fair housing opportunities by creating affordable housing in higher opportunity neighborhoods in the Baltimore region.According to HUD, the settlement will specifically “increase the number of affordable housing units in the region by as many as 1,500, with more than 1,000 of those units being new construction.” In addition, “developers of affordable housing will no longer have to satisfy previously required local scoring or approval criteria before applying for state-allocated tax credits.”Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity of HUD Anna Maria Farías said that the skyrocketing housing prices in the Baltimore region are making it harder than ever for hardworking families to find decent housing at prices they can afford.“Today’s agreement will help ensure that people of all backgrounds who call this area home have more affordable housing options in higher opportunity neighborhoods,” said Farías.BRHC said the state maintained a policy requiring local jurisdictions to approve proposed affordable housing projects prior to the consideration or allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to fund construction.Click here to view all of HUD’s new terms of the agreement. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING HUD mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago HOUSING HUD mortgage 2017-10-06 Nicole Casperson Subscribelast_img read more

May 26

‘Hurts Religious Sentiments’: Plea In Allahabad HC Against Web Series Virgin Bhaskar Season 2 [Read Petition]

first_imgNews Updates’Hurts Religious Sentiments’: Plea In Allahabad HC Against Web Series Virgin Bhaskar Season 2 [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Sep 2020 2:26 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed before the Allahabad High Court, seeking to stay the broadcast of Hindi web series ‘Virgin Bhaskar Season 2’, currently streaming on subscription-based OTT platforms— Alt Balaji and Zee5. The plea has been filed by a practicing Advocate at the Lucknow Bench, Krishan Kanhya Pal, alleging that the series is defamatory of Devi/ Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, Sardar of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed before the Allahabad High Court, seeking to stay the broadcast of Hindi web series ‘Virgin Bhaskar Season 2’, currently streaming on subscription-based OTT platforms— Alt Balaji and Zee5. The plea has been filed by a practicing Advocate at the Lucknow Bench, Krishan Kanhya Pal, alleging that the series is defamatory of Devi/ Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, Sardar of the Maratha Empire in 1700s. Allegedly, the series depicts certain scandalous scenes occurring at the hostel which is named after the hereditary noble, Devi Holkar. This, the Petitioner contends, has hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community as well as people belonging to the shepherd community. He had therefore prayed that broadcast of the show be stayed and the show directors/ channel owners be directed to remove the objectionable content therefrom. BJP MP Dr. Vikas Mahatme also took to Twitter to criticize the series for dishonouring Devi Holkar. He had called for an agitation to protest the streaming of such content, following which ALT Balaji Production tendered a public apology on Instagram and informed that the impugned scene has been removed. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more

May 24

Cattlemen honor kitchen ‘boss’ Johnson

first_img Next UpThere are a lot of James Johnson in this world but there’s only one James O. Johnson and he’s a rare and special kind of man, said Ed Whatley, Pike County Cattlemen’s Association executive director.“Johnson subscribes to the theory that it’s better to give than to receive,” Whatley said. “And, he’s always available to give a helping hand and no one knows that better than the Pike County Cattlemen.“James O. is, of course, the originator of our cooking group that’s been around for about 40 years. Before we had the Cattlemen’s building, James O. would grill steaks and hamburgers for the Cattlemen and Cattlemen and all different groups. We’ve been in the Cattlemen’s building for about 20 years now, and he’s been in charge of all the cooking and grilling and the concession stand. Print Article Christmas came early for James O. Johnson this year.And, it came in an unexpected but greatly appreciated way.The Pike County Cattlemen honored Johnson by naming the kitchen at Cattleman Park the “James O. Johnson Kitchen.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Christmas means tradition, heritage and community The nativity scene at Salem Baptist Church was painted by Larry Godwin. The City of Brundidge has long been recognized… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Email the authorcenter_img Cattlemen honor kitchen ‘boss’ Johnson “The Cattlemen’s board of directors wanted to show its appreciation to him for his contributions to our organizations and for his commitment to the community by naming the kitchen in his honor. He is more than deserving.”Actually, the kitchen is James O. Johnson’s kitchen.“He’s the boss,” Whatley said, laughing. “That’s what we all call him – Boss and that’s what he is. He manages the kitchen. He does all of the ordering and he tells us what to do and we do it. It’s his kitchen.”Johnson said he was surprised by the recognition and said that he does nothing alone. He expressed appreciation to the Cattlemen and Cattlewomen for their support.“I’m honored and I humbled,” he said. “I didn’t expect anything like this.“It means a lot to me. I hope everybody knows that.“It takes all of us working together. Nobody does anything alone.” By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

August 12

Pitt 3-0 as bizarre punt aids 27-14 win over Navy

first_imgby Alan RobinsonPITTSBURGH (AP)—Bill Stull found Henry Hynoski on a 13-yard completion on his first pass attempt against Navy and, surprise, heard loud cheers.Right then, his Pitt teammates knew it would be a much different game for a quarterback who wins games, but has trouble winning over his own fans. Dion Lewis and Ray Graham each scored a touchdown, Stull effectively ran the Panthers’ offense and Pittsburgh turned a bizarre failed punt by Navy into a pivotal touchdown during a 27-14 victory over the Midshipmen on Saturday night.The Panthers (3-0) held Navy’s trademark running game to 129 yards while improving to 3-0 for the first time since 2000 and only the fourth time since Dan Marino’s senior season in 1982. The Panthers, two spots out of the Top 25 last week, might be ready to return to the national rankings.Stull, booed loudly during a 38-3 win over Youngstown State two weeks before, went 17 of 24 for 245 yards as Pitt outgained the Midshipmen 369-218. The Panthers were coming off a 54-27 decision over Buffalo in which they allowed 500 yards yet still won by 27.Pitt didn’t need long to build off its highest-scoring game in 10 years, using up nearly seven minutes at the start of the game on an 89-yard drive that ended with Stull’s 6-yard scoring pass to Oderick Turner, one play after Stull’s 22-yard completion to Jonathan Baldwin. Baldwin made six catches for 111 yards.“Billy was putting the ball in the right places,” Baldwin said. “It (the opening drive) helped his confidence a lot. That first game, people were booing him and we just encouraged him, we were telling him to just go out and execute and they’ll be quiet then.”Baldwin’s 18-yard reception and tight end Nate Byham’s 24-yard catch highlighted a 59-yard drive that ended with Graham’s 15-yard run and put Pitt up 14-7 early in the second quarter. Graham, who was playing high school football last season, took over on the drive from Lewis, another freshman who came into the game as the nation’s No. 3 rusher.Lewis ran for 79 yards on 23 carries and scored on a 6-yard run only three plays after Navy not only couldn’t get off a punt, but lost 23 yards without the kick being blocked.“Pitt threw the ball really well and they hurt us on third downs and picked us apart,” said linebacker Ross Pospisil, who compared the game to Pitt’s 42-21 win over Navy last season in which LeSean McCoy ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns. “I thought Dion Lewis was almost as a good as McCoy.”Defensively, Pitt was led by yet another freshman, Dan Mason, who made 11 tackles during his first career start while replacing the injured Adam Gunn (ankle).“I love the kid,” Wannstedt said. “He’s an old school middle linebacker. He is all business in there.”Not long after Navy kicker Joe Buckley was wide right on a 32-yard field goal try that would have cut Pitt’s lead to 4, Kyle Delahooke mishandled the snap while attempting to punt on fourth-and-5 from the Navy 38.Delahooke made it worse by attempting to kick the ball while it was sitting on the turf—a 15-yard penalty that, combined with the 8-yard loss on the play, gave Pitt the ball at the Navy 15. Lewis went on to score his fifth rushing touchdown and sixth overall in three games.“That was probably one of the worst performances as a team we’ve had in a long while,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said.Pitt had its own unique play in the quarter, a 20-yard completion by Stull to himself on a tipped pass, but he fumbled near the goal line and Navy (1-2) recovered at its own 1. UPENDED—Pitt WR Jonathan Baldwin gets upended after making a catch during the Panthers 27-14 win over Navy at Heinz Field. Baldwin finished the game with 111 receiving yards. last_img read more

August 12

Perry steamrolls Oliver; Langley nips Schenley

first_imgBIG WIN—Perry quarterback Greg McGhee completed 11 of 15 passes for 225 yards and threw for three touchdowns in the Commodore’s 35-0 win over North Side rival Oliver. (Photo by William McBride) Perry’s defense also held Oliver to 60 yards total offense, including -30 on the ground.“As a team, we played well,” said Mc­Ghee. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, and we did what we could to prepare ourselves during the week. We studied film and worked hard in practice and we were rewarded with a win.”Langley 21, Schenley 18Langley posted a key victory when they knocked off Schenley, 21-18, at Cupples Stadium on Saturday.Austin Turner scored on a 30-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Jaquan Green with 3:27 left in the game to win it for Langley.“It felt good,” said Turner. “I went on the fade route, and (Green) saw me in the end zone. I jumped over (the defender) and got it, that simple.”Langley’s Deyshawn Martin returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a score.Later on the quarter, with 6:15 left, Myles Catlin took a 4-yard run into the end zone to even things up at six.“There were points in the game where we could’ve been more effective,” Langley coach Kenny Wright said. “But I am happy with the progress that this team is making.”Joey Bell scored on a 23-yard touchdown run with 3:26 in the first quarter.Later, Schenley’s DeAndre Black returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown. And with 5:02 left in the third quarter, Andre Reed put the Spartans ahead, 18-13, with a 3-yard TD run. But in the fourth quarter their 16 penalties for 113 yards would be problematic for Schenley to close out the game.“We don’t yet understand that there are four quarters in a football game,” Schenley coach Jason Bell said. “That is the reason that we gave them good opportunities to make plays and eventually beat us.”Langley went winless in 2009. They’re looking to improve to the point that they were 2008 when they made the post-season with a .500 conference record.“We’re pleased with some of the changes that we were able to make over the past year,” Wright said. “I think we’re ready to get back to winning again.”Allderdice 27,Peabody 16Allderdice continued to improve on its struggles in recent years by added another one to the win column by defeating the Highlanders.Patrick Ferguson rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Pfleger and Jaylen Wilkins also scored on runs of 7 and 6 yards.The Dragons remained undefeated with the win, and Peabody stayed winless.Brashear also defeated Westinghouse, 41-6, Thursday night.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League Football and add your comments to our website at www.new­pittsburgh­courier­online.com.) (D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected]­pittsburgh­courier.com.) Once again, Greg McGhee and his receivers controlled the momentum in this one.McGhee completed 11 of 15 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Eric Frye caught seven of those for 130 yards. They also connected on scores from 9 and 56 yards in the game. Devin Ghafoor brought in five passes for 109 yards; including a 58-yard score in the first half.last_img read more