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SBA Announces Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

SBA Announces Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicked-off National Veterans Small Business Week   by launching a new private-public partnership with The Marcus Foundation, First Data Corporation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) that will support SBA’s Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship Read more
Homeowner Bailout? The HARP Program

Homeowner Bailout? The HARP Program

You hear people talking about all the different programs that can get you out of your current mortgage headache, but when you search for the solution…all you get are advertisements!  The government does have a solution, so let’s dig in.. What is the Home Affordable Refinance Program? The Home Affordable Finance Program or HARP is Read more
HUD Makes $1.9B available in Grant Funding

HUD Makes $1.9B available in Grant Funding

WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prevent and effectively end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it will offer $1.9 billion for fiscal year 2015 to support existing and new homelessness programs. Funded throughHUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Read more
HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $29 million in grants to help approximately 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population. In addition to housing Read more
USDA Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

USDA Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture announced the launch of two new private funds, known as Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. This announcement is part of USDA’s ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to Read more
SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $4 Million for Small Business Startups

SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $4 Million for Small Business Startups

WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that for the second year, the SBA is launching an Accelerator Growth Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $4 million. The application period is from April 10-June 1 and Read more
USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) increase their purchase of fruits and vegetables. Recognizing that all Americans Read more
Impact Investment Fund Grows Threefold

Impact Investment Fund Grows Threefold

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the Impact Investment Fund of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program has tripled in the last 12 months. “Capital investment in some sectors, geographies and industries is still lower than you would expect and like. Through the Impact Investment Fund, Read more
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Freddie Mac Supported Industry With More Than $28 Billion Mostly Affordable

Freddie Mac Supported Industry With More Than $28 Billion Mostly Affordable

MCLEAN, VA—  Freddie Mac announced today that it had another strong year with $28.3 billion in loan purchase and bond guarantee volume for its multifamily business in 2014, up 10 percent from $25.9 billion the previous year. This was the second largest year of multifamily purchases in the company’s history. New business volume Read more
FHA Announces Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Alternative

FHA Announces Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Alternative

Guidance allows lenders to assign loan to HUD and keep non-borrowing spouse in the home   WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today issued a new policy under its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program giving FHA-approved lenders the option to delay calling HECMs with eligible  ‘non-borrowing spouses’ due and Read more
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