Housing Project Capitalizes on Renewable Energy via LISC Grant

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LISC Spring/Summer Newsletter 2012 A new, 36-unit affordable housing complex in Escondido will benefit from an innovative geothermal technology thanks in part to a LISC/Kendeda Fund grant totaling $43,000. LISC began partnering with the Kendeda Fund last year to promote green design and construction in affordable housing projects that provide improved access to open space,… Read more ›

New after-school reading program off to successful start

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Pomerado News – 5/30/2012 By Pat Kumpan – A new reading program for children living in Poway’s affordable-housing complexes, Running Readers, is off to a successful start. Reading coach Yolanda Duvall reads, left to right, to Katie Hernandez, Tanner Majia and Alondra Martinez during the Running Readers program at Hillside Village affordable housing in Poway…. Read more ›

New Subsidized Housing Project has Unusual New Features

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North County Times May –  17th, 2012 By David Garrick Escondido – Crews broke ground Thursday on a north Escondido low-income housing project that will have some unusual features, including geothermal air conditioning and the city’s first government-subsidized housing geared for disabled veterans. The geothermal heating system, which was developed in Japan, aims to reduce power… Read more ›

Newsletter April 2012

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Hard Times Bring Out the Best in People You really find out what people are made of when times get tough. This has been proven to us once again by the generous folks at Chicago Title, who recently donated over $50,000 to CHW with one objective; helping a lot of people. Thanks to their interest… Read more ›

Hard Times Bring Out the Best in People

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For the past 160 years people have relied on Chicago Title. Along with parent Fidelity National Financial and two sister businesses, the companies collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. They pride themselves on being a quality operation. So when they found themselves looking for an affordable… Read more ›

Meet Irma Bravo, Homeowner

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Irma’s story is symptomatic of today’s excesses in the mortgage industry. After buying her house in 2003 (and making payments on time), she discovered the adjustable mortgage she’d been saddled with was hiking her interest rate every six months. As rates boosted from 5.2% to 11.25%, Irma found herself unable to make timely payments and… Read more ›

More Funding Woes

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When the state of California closed its redevelopment agencies on February 1st, it eliminated the last local funding for affordable housing. Then HUD announced planned cuts to public housing and Section 8 in the 2013 federal budget. That’s why we’ve been supporting SB 1220 – a bill to create a permanent funding source for affordable… Read more ›

Underwater Homeowners Start To Lose Patience

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KPBS – Wednesday, March 14, 2012 By Tom Fudge SAN DIEGO — Rolling Hills Ranch looks like a pretty plush neighborhood. Three thousand square-foot stucco homes line the winding streets, and they’re framed by a panorama of nearby mountains. But like a lot of Chula Vista neighborhoods developed in the past decade, its new homes… Read more ›

7 Myths about HUD-Approved Counseling Busted

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Union Tribune – Friday, April 6, 2012 By Lily Leung Borrowers on the brink of losing their homes or are in need of advice often face unhelpful lender reps, or worse yet, unscrupulous companies who take up-front fees, promise housing relief and ultimately deliver nothing. So, where can frustrated homeowners in San Diego County turn… Read more ›