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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Issue 19   VOLUME 5 ISSUE 19  
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Congregate Housing Services Program Advocacy Urged
LifeSpan Asking Housing Members to Write Governor, Legislators on Program

LifeSpan began a recent effort to raise awareness among Maryland government leaders about the benefits of the state's Congregate Housing Services Program, and ask that this vital program be expanded....

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Housing Emphasis at 2009 LifeSpan Annual Conference
HUD's Bob Iber to Speak at General Session for Housing Members

The Beacon Institute has already confirmed that Bob Iber will be a featured speaker at LifeSpan's annual conference in May, 2009 in Ocean City...

 
Housing Managers Operations Manual Available
LifeSpan Offering Housing Professionals New HUD Info on CD & Manual

LifeSpan is pleased to offer our housing members a new manual, developed by the housing professionals at our sister association in Ohio...

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Sprinkler Activated in Maryland Senior Home
Suspicious Fire at Forest Oak Towers

A suspicious fire ripped through a high-rise housing elderly and disabled residents early Saturday, police said.

The blaze forced dozens of residents from the building in the 100 block of Odenhall Road in Gaithersburg about 12:30 a.m. No one was injured...

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Baltimore Seniors Give Back a Few Pennies at a Time
Residents Respond to Energy Costs Directly

Residents at Basilica Place Senior Housing in the city's Mount Vernon neighborhood are determined to give back — even if it’s only one penny at a time.

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Maryland Announces $5.6 Million in Funding Awards for Affordable Senior and Family Rental Housing Developments
Five projects receive Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Rental Housing Funds
www.mdhousing.org

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Secretary Raymond
A. Skinner announced the results of DHCD’s Spring 2008 competitive round for Federal Low-Income Housing Tax
Credits (LIHTC) and Rental Housing Funds (RHF) for multifamily rental projects throughout Maryland. Developers of
five projects with more than $35.8 million in total development costs received awards for the new construction or
rehabilitation of 250 rental units, including 28 units specifically targeting disabled residents...

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AAHSA Advocates for Project-Based Section 8 Providers
in the Continuing Resolution

To prevent a replay of last year’s project based Section 8 late payment problem AAHSA joined more than 40 organizations and individuals in a letter urging Congress to recognize and resolve the special funding needs of the program in the expected continuing resolution (CR). CRs generally provide programs with funding based on the amount available in the previous fiscal year for the term of the CR, and we don’t want to see a recurrence of last year’s short funding...

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The Fannie and Freddie Takeover
and its Impact on the National Housing Trust Fund

As the foreclosure crisis spreads to prime loans and the number of mortgage holders who are having trouble making payments is at an all-time high, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson announced an unprecedented takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two giant government sponsored enterprises (GSE). In announcing the takeover, Secretary Paulson said, "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are so large and so interwoven in our financial system that a failure of either of them would cause great turmoil in our financial markets here at home and around the globe."

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