Posts Tagged ‘public private partnerships’

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Exclusive Video – ‘Absolutely!’ ‘We Need Crusaders’

June 30th, 2017 Comments off

HUDSecBenCarsonAbsoluteNeedHousingCrusadersAffordableHousingManufacturedHomeDailyBusinessNewsResearchDataReportsVideoDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews410As June 2017 winds to a close – a time which President Donald J. Trump proclaimed to be Home Ownership month – Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson hosted a video broadcast via Facebook, which MHLivingNews captured, enhanced from the original and provided to the Daily Business News.

The video Q&A discussion provides several insights into Dr. Carson that could prove useful to the manufactured housing industry.

Carson Raise the Topic of Factory Housing and Innovation

Carson himself raised the topic of factory-based home building.  He spoke too about innovations that the free enterprise system could create and provide, that would yield lower cost home ownership options.

The discussion includes some of the following topics:

  • Financing programs
  • The Section 8 voucher can be used to buy housing program
  • Programs to help prepare or get people into a home successfully
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Getting people out of troubled housing projects and poor environments
  • The connection between health and housing, and much more
  • The need for 5 and 10 year planning
  • The “absolute” need for crusaders

Dr. Carson presents himself as a true believer in free enterprise.

He also wants helping people to get an opportunity to climb the ladder to success.  Carson notes that those who own a home have an average net worth of $200,000, while those who rent have an average net worth of $5,000.

HUD’s new secretary wants sustainable home ownership, which he admits isn’t for everyone, but he wants those opportunities to expand to millions more than enjoy it today. ##

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Pro Athletes Fund Low-income Housing

February 27th, 2013 Comments off

OurMidland reports grants from two community development organizations have helped the United Athletes Foundation (UAF) launch their $100 million tax credit equity fund program to invest in low to moderate mixed-income residential rental properties throughout the nation, and encourage corporations to do the same. A 501 © (3), UAF is comprised of over 100 professional athletes whose board includes Reggie Howard, Hank Aaron, Jim Brown, Julius Erving, Ray Lewis, and Ambassador Andrew Young, and who are committed to enacting change for the less fortunate. Noting the number of severely cost-burdened families rose by 6.4 million from 2001 to 2010, providing assistance to these families not only gives them a decent place to live but also frees up funds for other necessities. One of the collaborators is Value Added Fund, LLC (VAF), whose “mission is to maximize community resources, create networks of sustained public/private partnerships, and support the vision and growth of low-income persons and communities nationwide.” MHProNews has learned the other is non-profit Capital Fund Services, a subsidiary of the Great Lakes Capital Fund, which provides pre-development loans and grants.

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