The Week Ahead: A New Deputy Secretary for HUD?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: A New Deputy Secretary for HUD?  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: A New Deputy Secretary for HUD? On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the nomination of Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs.Under this role, Montgomery, who also serves as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner, would manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and assist the Secretary in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees.“Once again, I am tremendously honored to be called upon by President Trump and Secretary Carson to serve this Department and the American people,” Montgomery said. “Service to our fellow Americans is the cornerstone of our Department and I look forward to continuing to help fulfill HUD’s critical role.”A release from HUD states that Montgomery was nominated for these roles in September 2017 and he is the first person to serve as the head of the Federal Housing Administration twice and under three different Administrations.“Brian brings tremendous experience to our team and has been a strong voice in the effort to reform the Nation’s housing finance system,” said HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson. “As Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian made certain FHA remains a stable and reliable resource for first-time and minority homebuyers, and other underserved borrowers while protecting the interests of taxpayers. Brian is a key member of our team and I look forward to having him confirmed as our Deputy Secretary.”Tuesday’s hearing will include several other nominations, including Mitchell A. Silk to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and David Carey Woll, Jr., of Connecticut, and John Bobbitt, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary of HUD.Here’s what else is happening in The Week AheadFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey—December 12CFPB WorkShop With Federal Trade Commission—December 10Fed Rate Announcement—December 11 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Carson FHA HUD Montgomery Senate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Mortgage Servicing: Keeping Up With the Consumer Next: Home-Equity Wealth Forecasted to Grow in 2020 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe December 6, 2019 2,322 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Carson FHA HUD Montgomery Senate 2019-12-06 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Fans Organize 3-Day Prince Birthday Gathering In Minnesota Town Where “Purple Rain” Was Filmed

first_imgThis coming Thursday, June 7th, 2018, the late, great Purple One himself, Prince, would have celebrated his 60th birthday. Now, a group of Prince fans in his native Minnesota is planning a three-day event to celebrate the tragically departed music legend’s birthday and to officially dedicate a mural and other new memorials.The three-day Prince birthday event is set to begin on Thursday in Henderson, MN, where various scenes from Prince’s iconic 1984 movie, Purple Rain, were filmed. Henderson resident Joel King is spearheading the celebration along with fellow fans from Maryland, New York, and elsewhere in Minnesota. King, in particular, has a personal connection to Prince and his legacy, having worked as a camera operator on Prince’s last film, Graffiti Bridge, and on some of Prince’s music videos.He also frequently works as a volunteer to show the many Prince-related sights in Henderson to visiting fans. As one of the event’s organizers, Cinzia Inzinna of Rochester, New York, explains to the Mankato Free Press, she initially visited Henderson with the intention of finding “places off the beaten path that were connected to Prince.” She found the “hidden gem” of a town and was particularly blown away by King’s enthusiasm. “You instantly feel the love he has for Prince,” Inzinna says of King.The free three-day Prince birthday gathering will feature Purple Rain location bus tours, a screening of Purple Rain, meet-and-greets with Prince’s family, dedications for a beautiful engraved stone memorial bench, and live music from over a dozen local acts. Portrait artist Moises Suriel has come from New York to paint a mural depicting Prince leaning on a “little red Corvette”on the wall of a downtown Henderson business. The town will also dedicate an honorary “Purple Rain Road,” complete with an official street sign. A stone bench and sign celebrating Prince have been placed nearby and also will be dedicated during the celebration. For a full itinerary of events, head here.The Prince Estate recently announced an upcoming symphony tribute project curated by Questlove, dubbed 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, which will tour throughout September and October of this year.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Akelco to restore power in Ursula-hit areas next month

first_img“Kailangannatin sila sa pag-repair ng service drop wires sa mga kabahayan. Wala naman tayong nasirangsubstations at facilities, ang nasiranatin mga poste, transformers, electric meters at linya. Halos apektado angating coverage area ni ‘Ursula’ kumpara noong typhoon Yolanda,” Martinezadded.  Due to this, a state of calamity wasdeclared in Aklan following the devastation of typhoon “Ursula” on Dec. 25,2019.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) This was after the NationalElectrification Administration (NEA) tasked the Aklan Electric Cooperative(Akelco) and Power Restoration Rapid Deployment Task Force Kapatid to beat thedeadline.  In this world-famous island, however,power restoration efforts are still ongoing in the barangays of Yapak, Balabagand Manoc-Manoc.     As of this writing, Akelco has managedto energize 27,000 households or about 20 percent of the 143,000member-consumers in Aklan and northern Antique. Akelco’s initial damage topower distribution infrastructure has already reached P73 million. Over 850 electric posts were alsotoppled at the height of typhoon “Ursula’s” onslaught in the franchise area. Martinez said electricians, retiredlinemen and local contractors were mobilized to fast track the powerrestoration in various households.center_img A contingent of line workers andtechnical personnel from Iloilo, Zamboanga del Norte, Antique, MisamisOccidental, Lanao del Norte, and Bukidnon – with their utility trucks – hasalso helped in the restoration efforts. BORACAY – The sole power distributorin Aklan is working “non-stop” to restore electricity in the typhoon-ravagedareas of the province. Linemen repair electric poles damaged during typhoon “Ursula.” The Aklan Electric Cooperative, with the help of “Task Force Kapatid,” has been working “non-stop” to restore electricity in the typhoon-ravaged areas of the province. AKELCO NEA sees full restoration in coverageareas of Akelco by February, according to Akelco assistant general manager JoelMartinez.  Martinez said portions of the affectedtowns in Aklan have electricity before New Year. last_img read more

Janice L. Cook

first_imgJanice L. Cook, of Brookville, was born on March 2, 1944, in Batesville, the daughter of Rupert and Dorothy Nedderman Moreland. Janice married Marvin Cook on December 7, 1963, at Providence Presbyterian Church in Bright, Indiana. Janice devoted 30 years to her career as a Medical Lab Technician, retiring from Fayette Memorial Hospital in 2008. In her free time, Janice was very active in her church, First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, serving as a Deacon and Elder and dedicating time to volunteer ministries. She also was a member of the Knitting Club and loved animals of all kinds. On Sunday, July 16, 2017, Janice passed away at Shawnee Spring Nursing Home in Harrison.Janice’s memory will be cherished by those who survive her, including her beloved husband; her daughter, Carla (Don) Myers of Cincinnati; her grandchildren, Heather and Trevor; siblings, James Moreland of Sunman, Beverly (Ivan) Hughes of Erlanger, KY, John (Karen) Moreland of Villa Hills, KY, and Thomas Moreland of Bright, IN. She is also survived by her siblings-in-law, Sharon (Glenn) Grubb of Brookville, Terry Cook (Karen Lake) of New Trenton, and Bonnie (Mark) Stewart of Brookville; and many nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters-in-law, Carol Moreland and Linda Ayala; and brother-in-law, Gary Cook.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine Street, Harrison, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Joshua Long will officiate the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery in Bright, Indiana.Memorial contributions can be directed to FC CAN or the Franklin County Humane Society. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Janice L. Cook.last_img read more

Cricket News Rajasthan Royals appoint Australian legend Lisa Sthalekar as Advisor -Youth Cricket

first_img New Delhi: In 2018, the Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals had launched two youth programmes – Royal Colts (Boys) and Royal Sparks (Girls) which had done exceedingly well with entries coming out in large numbers. Since the inception of the IPL, the Royals have been known for discovering young talent and giving them ample opportunities to develop and perform.Close to 3000 children attended the trials in Jaipur last year. The selected group of talented girls and boys travelled to Nagpur for a high performance training camp. They got immense opportunities to learn from the Rajasthan Royals coaches and attended several sessions on nutrition and mental conditioning, which are key aspects of the modern game.In a significant development, inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals have announced the appointment of Australian women’s cricket legend, Lisa Sthalekar, as the ‘Advisor – Youth Cricket’ for their junior programmes.In her new role, Sthalekar will be responsible for creating a year-round programme for the Colts and Sparks, which will include high performance camps and competitions for the selected individuals, she will also organise school tournaments to introduce many more youngsters to the beautiful game of cricket.Speaking about her appointment, Sthalekar, who was a member of Australia Women’s World Cup winning team in 2013, said, “Rajasthan Royals has done exceptional work in unearthing cricket talent. They have then been successful in providing these individuals with the right platform to grow. More so, I am delighted to be part of programmes that are giving equal opportunities to talent across girls and boys, while also spreading the reach of the game.””I am extremely pleased to join Rajasthan Royals as an advisor. I am looking forward to my role of identifying and nurturing cricketing talent, especially the girls, so that they can make a mark for themselves in the cricketing world,” added Sthalekar.A former spin all-rounder, Sthalekar is the first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in One Day internationals. She scored 2728 runs and claimed 146 wickets in ODIs. The former Aussie skipper announced her retirement from international Cricket a day after the Australian team won the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.Welcoming Lisa to the Royals family, Ranjit Barthakur, Executive Chairman, Rajasthan Royals said, “As a team, we are taking baby steps towards building strong grassroots programmes. The talent at grassroots is huge and has great potential, especially among the girls. We welcome Lisa to the Royals family and we are confident that with her efforts, that the team will continue to progress and excel in building a nationwide programme where every talented kid can come and showcase their skills, get mentored and trained by the best professionals in the sport.” Lisa Sthalekar has been appointed as the Advisor for Youth by Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals finished at seventh position in the points table in IPL 2019. Steve Smith is likely to continue as Rajasthan Royals skipper in IPL 2020.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more