Press Releases

Mortgage Refinance Bills Would Save $1.2 billion for 346,507 Virginia Homeowners
July 18, 2012

“These bills will benefit Virginia’s families significantly,” says Ali Faruk, Director HOME’s Center for Housing Leadership, “Given how the weak housing market continues to be a drag on our economy, we need to do all we can to make the housing market stronger. Helping Virginia homeowners refinance will reduce household debt and boost the economy.”

HOME’s President will retire January 1, 2012
June 14, 2012

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc., today announced that its long-time President, Connie Chamberlin, will retire on January 1, 2012.

Press Conference to Release New Report Highlighting Foreclosures & Housing Market
February 20, 2012

Foreclosures, Subprime Mortgages and Increase in Vacant Properties are Hurting Economic Growth in the Commonwealth.

Report Evaluates Virginia Housing Crisis & Impact of American Jobs Act
October 17, 2011

The Center for Housing Leadership at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia Inc (HOME) released a report today entitled “Virginia’s Neighborhoods and the American Jobs Act.” This report evaluates “Project Rebuild” in the American Jobs Act which provides for $15 billion to rehabilitate and refurbish vacant and foreclosed homes and businesses. The report analyzes which communities in Virginia have been hardest hit by the housing crisis and could benefit the most from this portion of the American Jobs Act.

Year-Long Scam Investigation and Tips to Avoid Scams
April 6, 2011

Read the full report here.

Illegal Online Housing Ads Ask for Sex
March 18, 2010

HOME filed 20 complaints with the federal and state government alleging that advertisements on Craigslist and other sites violated fair housing laws.

Richmond Foreclosure Prevention Clinics
September 17, 2009

September 26, 2009: The City of Richmond & HOME are holding HOME Preservation Clinics to help those behind on their mortgages.

How To Help Yourself Avoid Foreclosure
June 29, 2009

HOME is making a free self-help kit available to homeowners who are behind on their mortgages.

Trust in Lending Act – HB 1776
January 8, 2009

Delegate Jennifer McClellan and Senator Donald McEachin filed legislation today to add a layer of protection for Virginia homeowners when dealing with mortgage brokers. The Trust in Lending Act (H.B. 1776) requires mortgage brokers in Virginia to act in the best interest of their clients.

Video: HOME Hampton Roads Press Release 2008
November 25, 2008

HOME releases 2008 Hampton Roads Audit Results (video)

HOME releases 2008 Hampton Roads Audit Results
October 9, 2008

Year-long fair housing audit by Housing Opportunities Made Equal shows increased number of discrimination and illegal barrier problems

Virginia’s Foreclosure Rescue Scam Law Now in Effect
July 24, 2008

The rise in foreclosures has spawned a new industry that takes advantage of vulnerable homeowners afraid of losing their homes. It is called the foreclosure rescue scam. Homeowners are tricked into paying for non-existent services, losing equity, or losing the home.

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