Saturday, November 3, 2007

Laws Let You See Successful Grant Applications

Even at the state level there are laws that let you demand your rights to see copies of successful applications from people who already got the money. They may be called different laws in different states. In Ohio they're called Sunshine Laws and they are published for everyone in a publication called the Yellow Book.They're enforced by the state attorney general's office. Check your state's attorney general's office if a state official ever tells you that you are not allowed to see an application. Remember, it's your money the government is handing out in grants.

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Make $82,000 And Get A 20% Rental Discount

Some 26 states have something referred to as Circuitbreaker Programs which provide refunds through the state tax system for a portion of rent paid by certain populations. The programs and requirements vary widely by state but it's purpose is to refund the portion of a person's yearly rental costs that pay the owner's property tax. Typically this can be between 15 to 20 percent of annual rent. This information was collected from NLIHC, 1012 Fourteenth Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202/662-1530, see report 'State Funded Rental Assistance'. To locate available programs in your area contact your state housing office or social services office, or your local reference librarian who can assist you in finding other organizations who might provide this assistance

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

$5,000,000 to Build or Fix Up an Apartment Building

Called Mortgage Insurance for the Purchase or Refinancing of Existing Multifamily Housing Projects and referred to as Program #14.155 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides money for existing multifamily housing projects, whether conventionally financed or subject to federally insured mortgages at the time of application for mortgage insurance. Only projects not requiring substantial rehabilitation are acceptable under this section. The estimated cost of required repairs may not exceed 15 percent of the estimated value after repairs or $6,500 per unit adjusted by a high cost factor, whichever is greater and may not involve the replacement of more than one major system. The program has statutory per unit mortgage limits which vary according to the size of the unit, the type of structure, and the location of the project. There are also loan-to- value and debt service limitations. Prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act do not apply to this program.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Info On Government Money For Disabled Soldiers

is now available from a new government office set up to assist these soldiers in getting the help they need. Call 800-833-6622. I hope the 800 number if more helpful than the web site because I wasn't able to find any programs there that show people with disabilities how to get money to start a home business, fix up their home, go to school, find information from the best medical experts in the world at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, etc.

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