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Fulton County Housing Information Session focuses on supportive housing for veterans

Fulton County Housing Information Session focuses on supportive housing for veterans

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Veterans or family members of veterans who want to learn about supportive housing for homeless veterans can participate in a Wednesday, Sept. 25 Housing Information Session.

The Veterans Housing Services session will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Alpharetta Branch Library located at 238 Canton Street. Iola Green, Director of the Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD/VASH), will serve as the presenter.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)  and rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

The Marketing Directors Orchestrates Sellout at Johns Creek Walk

The Marketing Directors Orchestrates Sellout at Johns Creek Walk

ATLANTA – The Marketing Directors announced a sellout of the townhomes at Johns Creek Walk located at Bell Road and Abbotts Bridge in Johns Creek, Ga. In a unique situation, The Marketing Directors successfully sold out the luxury townhomes twice in less than a year. The Marketing Directors was first hired by Wells Fargo in July of 2011 when the property fell into foreclosure. Within six months, The Marketing Directors exceeded expectations by selling out the remaining 18 homes, eight of which were purchased in a bulk sale by Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods who in turn hired the company to market and sell the eight homes again. The sales effort was led by veteran Atlanta realtor Art Hicks, whose innovative and resourceful techniques were a key part in The Marketing Directors’ success at Johns Creek Walk.

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.

Fulton County to Host Information Session on How to Prevent Foreclosure

Fulton County to Host Information Session on How to Prevent Foreclosure

November 16 Workshop is the final information session for 2011

Fulton County residents can take advantage of the final information session for 2011 on how to save their homes from foreclosure.  An information workshop will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at the Southwest Branch of the Atlanta- Fulton County Public Library from 1:00 p.m.

Not So Big House Principles Apply to Remodeling Projects of all Sizes

Free Educational Program on Oct. 15   The concept or movement of “Not So Big House” has entered the mainstream, but what is it and who started it? Well, what it is not about is tiny houses for everyone, or a creed of bad design in favor of tiny energy bills.   The No So Big House philosophy, in fact, embraces architectural style across the spectrum, and is a concept dedicated to homes of all … well, most sizes. It can be described as an anti-McMansion sort of trend, but it is much more positive than that.   This is a direction in home design and construction championed by Sarah Susanka, an architect by trade, that emphasizes the concept of home as haven, in scale and proportion to need, a welcoming, comfortable, usable place where space is used according to purpose, rooms flow together with subtle delineations -- well-built, light-filled and energy-efficient.

Fulton Co. hosting foreclosure prevention fair Sept. 24

Fulton Co. hosting foreclosure prevention fair Sept. 24

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services' Office of Housing and Community Development are hosting a foreclosure prevention fair on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The fair will be held at Atlanta's Westlake High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counselors will be on hand to provide foreclosure counseling and assistance. The counselors will help homeowners assess their current situation and determine if the homeowners qualify for the Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable program.

The Making Home Affordable program helps homeowners get refinancing or loan modifications to help them stay in their homes.

Participants need to bring two copies of the following documents to obtain assistance at the fair:

Metro Atlanta foreclosure rate 16th highest in nation

Metro Atlanta foreclosure rate 16th highest in nation

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's foreclosure rate slowed by the middle of 2011, but remains among the metros with the highest rates.

Atlanta had 44,1560 foreclosure filings from January through June, down about 16 percent from the first half of 2010. This gave Atlanta the 16th highest rate of foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac, which publishes the largest list of foreclosures in the country.

The company defines a foreclosure as default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.