Successful Housing Programs Utilized by Delaware Highlighted in Congre
Washington, DC – July 16, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Rep. Castle, a senior member on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, introduced Joe Myer, Ho-oponopono – A Paz Começa Por Voce – Ebook
of Dover, Delaware, before the Financial Services Committee to discuss “Legislative Options for Preserving Federally- and State-Assisted Affordable Housing and Preventing Displacement of Low-Income, Elderly and Disabled Tenants.” At the hearing, Mr. Myer focused primarily on the USDA’s Rural Rental Housing, a program which has benefitted Kent and Sussex counties.
“Mr. Myer and NCALL have consistently worked to find affordable housing options for Delaware’s rural communities,” Rep. Castle said. “With NCALL’s help, over 6,500 first-time Delawarean homebuyers have attained responsible mortgages. He clearly brings a great deal of experience to share with lawmakers in Washington, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to listen to his testimony today.”
Mr. Myer is a board member, and past president, of the National Rural Housing Coalition, and the Executive Director of the National Council on Agricultural Life & Labor Research Fund, Inc. (NCALL). Also, he is the founding president, and a current board member, of the Delaware Housing Coalition. In his distinguished 37 year career, Mr. Myer has worked tirelessly to ensure affordable housing options for rural housing development. Among his accomplishments are NCALL’s development assistance for 45 rural apartment communities serving Delawareans. Also, NCALL has helped 6,500 first-time homebuyers close affordable mortgages, and has established foreclosure protection programs to aid Delawareans struggling to keep their homes. Also, Mr. Myer served on the Governor’s Council on Housing, as well as the Delaware Housing Trust Fund Study Commission.
Background on NCALL
NCALL is a nonprofit organization based in Dover, Delaware that specializes in affordable housing development, education and lending. A USDA contract to provide Regional Self-Help Housing Technical and Management Assistance enables NCALL to assist and train organizations interested in or already operating self-help, sweat equity, homeownership programs throughout a 21 state service area including the northeast and north central portion of the nation. As a direct service provider, NCALL offers homeownership counseling, financial literacy and default and foreclosure programs to the public. NCALL’s Loan Fund provides financial products to aid housing development and to enhance the capacity of nonprofit housing organizations.
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