Secretary Carson: HUD Aiding South Floridians

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Mortgage Veteran Robert Caruso Announces Retirement From ServiceLink Next: Survey: Top Skills Among Real Estate Agents HOUSING HUD mortgage 2017-10-18 Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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] Related Articles  Print This Post Tagged with: HOUSING HUD mortgage Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Government, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Secretary Carson: HUD Aiding South Floridians The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 18, 2017 1,202 Views Subscribe Home / Featured / Secretary Carson: HUD Aiding South Floridians The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago On October 7, the Miami Herald published an op-ed by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, highlighting the work HUD has done to help families recover from Hurricane Irma.According to HUD, hundreds of men and women are working to ensure safe, affordable housing for those affected by the disaster.Prior to Irma’s impact, many HUD employees volunteered to go to Florida to serve immediately as a partner to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and assist individuals and families in need of resources, according to the article.Secretary Carson said he visited Florida to monitor HUD’s progress, talk with residents, and ensure HUD provides everything it can to support the rebuilding effort.As part of the response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts, HUD’s primary job is to “use the best data available to ensure disaster recovery funding is targeted to the hardest hit areas.”“We will put our knowledge, experience, and expertise to work in coordination with state and local authorities,” Secretary Carson said. “In the months and years ahead, HUD will play a central role in Florida’s integrated efforts to rebuild lives and communities.”In addition, Secretary Carson said he is in touch with Gov. Rick Scott and his staff, as HUD is helping to locate vacancies to move vulnerable residents into safer housing.“We are working closely with FEMA and shelters around the state to ensure they have the resources they need to serve displaced Floridians, and ultimately help these families find longer-term housing,” Secretary Carson said.Secretary Carson continued to explain that HUD is also providing special mortgage relief through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). HUD has already granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures for FHA-insured properties in disaster-affected areas.“We offer loan forbearance and loan modifications for borrowers struggling to make payments in disaster-affected areas,” he added.Specific mortgage products for those impacted by disasters—as some homeowners whose properties were destroyed or damaged may be eligible for 100 percent financing through HUD’s Section 203(h) program.According to Secretary Carson, this will enable them to rebuild or buy another home. In addition, homeowners can use Section 203(k) FHA insurance to refinance an existing mortgage into a new mortgage that covers the cost of repairs. About Author: Nicole Caspersonlast_img read more

12 News’ Scott Sasina visits childhood school, reads to 3rd graders

first_img 3rd grader Thomas Bierworth called seeing Scott is person “amazing.” Scott attended the school when he was growing up. Scott stayed at the school after reading to answer a few questions about what he does and what books they’d recommend for him to read He stopped by Mrs. Bettis’ 3rd grade classroom where he read three books to the children.center_img ENDICOTT (WBNG) — 12 News this morning anchor Scott Sasina visited T.J. Watson elementary to read to children Wednesday morning. The kids were excited to see the morning anchor they watch on TV standing right in front of them.last_img read more

Equinor Completes Polish Offshore Wind Trifecta

first_imgNorway’s energy major Equinor has completed the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia.The Bałtyk I offshore location license allows for development of a wind farm with a capacity up to 1560MW of which Equinor will hold 50%. The company will be the manager for the construction preparation and the potential construction and operational phases.Equinor now has an interest in all three Bałtyk offshore wind development projects, MFW Bałtyk III, MFW Bałtyk II, and  MFW Bałtyk I.”The acquisition of Baltyk I strengthens our presence in the Baltic Sea area. With interest in all three – Baltyk I, II and III projects, we have the opportunity to build scale and value in what we see as an important energy region,” said Jens Økland, Senior vice president for business development in New energy solutions in Equinor.Back in 2018 Equinor acquired a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development projects Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III which have a combined planned capacity of 1,440MW.Later that year, Equinor decided to exercise an option to acquire a 50 % interest in the Bałtyk I offshore wind development project, and this transaction is now concluded.The wind farm area is in the Baltic Sea in water depths of 25-35 meters, approximately 80 kilometers from the port of Łeba.“Poland is an important market for Equinor and we are pleased to continue our partnership with Polenergia, which is an experienced energy company with an in-depth knowledge of the Polish energy market,” said Økland.The two companies have a 50/50 joint venture and are working together to mature the Baltyk projects towards construction.Equinor has also welcomed the recent progress in the development of a legal framework for offshore wind in Poland. Clearly defined targets for offshore wind, a robust and predictable framework that sets the right incentives and a streamlined permitting process will be key success factors to develop the offshore wind sector in Poland and to realize the Polish supply chain potential, the company said.last_img read more

Guus Hiddink: Chelsea quest to close in on top four will not be ‘boring’

first_img The Russian will have seen Eden Hazard, last season’s startling performer, training alone as he bids to recover from a groin injury. Hiddink says Hazard is “doing better and better, but still not available”, while Diego Costa (bruised knee) and Loic Remy (calf) are fit, but Radamel Falcao (thigh) is still out. Hazard’s alarming dip in form appeared to perplex Mourinho and Hiddink has no plans to rush the Belgian playmaker back. “It’s for me about freshness,” Hiddink said. “If the mind is fresh, if players are eager to step on to the training ground and enjoy training, it’s a signal of freshness. “For him (Hazard) it’s the same. He has won these trophies but had this season with some mostly physical problems. “He has to enjoy it and get rid of his physical problems. Automatically he will come into his normal shape of play.” Asked if he would put an arm around Hazard to boost his apparently fragile confidence, Hiddink said: “I am not his mother.” He added: “It’s all an individual approach. One (player) needs a lash, another one needs an arm. Another one needs to be pinched a bit. “But we give him the time to come back to the level where he can play.” Hiddink would not disclose whether right-back Branislav Ivanovic or Loftus-Cheek would be offered new contracts or whether Chelsea would be active in this month’s winter transfer window. “I don’t think it’s now the moment to go public if we have some wishes or we feel that we have to cover up a position,” he said. Hiddink did rule out the prospect of Brazilian Kenedy leaving on loan, amid reports of interest from Italy. He added: “At the moment he will stay until the end of the season. We might need him.” “It’s not that we are without chances to go there (fourth) and then we bring in youngsters, no. “I will not hesitate whenever possible to bring in youngsters as well. The youngsters must try to learn also to work under this pressure.” Hiddink was asked whether he had ever been bored watching one of his teams, a reference to fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal’s admission that he has found his Manchester United side dull at times this term. United are fifth, three points behind Spurs and 10 ahead of Chelsea, who play West Brom on Wednesday night and Everton on Saturday in two home games which will test their top-four credentials. “You cannot expect that every game is an exciting game, but all the coaches I think like to see their game played in an exciting way,” Hiddink said. The Blues will have to go for broke to claim fourth, with some estimating they need an average of 2.6 or 2.7 points per game in the remaining 18 fixtures. Hiddink, who only lost one league game of his interim spell in 2009, said: “That’s huge. (If we lose only one game) then we are close – and that is not boring.” Owner Roman Abramovich has been at Chelsea’s Cobham training base this week to see how his team were shaping up since last month’s departure of Jose Mourinho and the caretaker appointment of Hiddink. The Chelsea interim boss has every intention of fielding the likes of 19-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the holders bid to make up a 13-point gap to fourth-placed Tottenham. The midfielder scored in last Sunday’s FA Cup defeat of Scunthorpe. “So long as we have the possibility to go to fourth place we will go for that,” Hiddink said. Press Association Guus Hiddink has vowed to blood youngsters in Chelsea’s pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League – and insisted the quest would not be “boring”. last_img read more