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HUD’s Pam Danner shines at elegant Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis amid Optimistic 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Summer Meeting

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

pam-danner-hud-code-manufactured-housing-program-administrator-mhi-2014-summer-meeting-indianapolis-in-alexander-hotel-(c)2014-mhpronews-com-97 industry leaders – plus staff, friends and family – came to the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN June 8-10 for the 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Summer Meeting. The new manufactured home program director at HUD, Pam Danner, was featured on the final day, in addition to her participating in numerous technical, regulatory and other discussions with industry members.

Danner, an attorney with prior federal and factory-built home industry experience, was applauded numerous times for her statements assuring industry leaders that some of the program backlog caused by the vacancy in the program she filled was being addressed.

The changes Danner spoke about ranged from the symbolic – hanging new framed photos of manufactured homes in their offices – to addressing delayed regulatory issues, to assuring the industry that she would strive to see manufactured housing be increasingly included in HUD’s programs.

The periodic applause from attendees was genuine, rather than polite. Comments from attendees were positive and encouraged at what has already taken place during Danner’s first 10 weeks at HUD. ##

(Photo Credit: MHProNews.com)

HUD Providing Assistance for South Dakota Flood Victims

May 18th, 2011 Comments off

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the agency will provide federal disaster assistance to homeowners and low-income renters in 28 counties in South Dakota following floods that forced people from their homes in March.  President Obama issued a disaster declaration last week for these counties.  The assistance follows the format provided victims of the recent tornadoes in the Southern U.S., as noted in our blog post from May 12.    The provisions include diversion of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME program funding to disaster relief; granting a 90-day forbearance on Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured mortgages now in foreclosure; providing FHA insurance for those who have lost their homes, and 100 percent financing for those eligible for an FHA loan to rebuild or buy; a loan program to rehabilitate a single-family home and make the loan part of a mortgage; and federally-guaranteed loans for state and local governments for housing and economic development, as well as repairing infrastructure.

Federal Government Offering Rebuilding Assistance Following Tornadoes

May 12th, 2011 Comments off

Following President Obama’s disaster declaration for specific counties in Tennessee and Missouri, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has offered speedy government assistance to people in those jurisdictions ravaged by the tornadoes last month, specifically to home-owners and low-income renters.  The provisions include diversion of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME program funding to disaster relief; granting a 90-day forbearance on Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured mortgages now in foreclosure; providing FHA insurance for those who have lost their homes, and 100 percent financing for those eligible for an FHA loan to rebuild or buy; a loan program to rehabilitate a home and make the loan part of a mortgage; and federally-guaranteed loans for state and local governments for housing and economic development, as well as repairing infrastructure.