Hall Financial Group Ltd. is a Texas-based management company.
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Austin residents facing foreclosure have three weeks to apply for up to $50,000 in mortgage assistance.
A federal Emergency Homeowners’ Loan program is now available in Texas and the City of Austin is sharing this opportunity with residents. Pre-screening applications will be accepted through July 22, 2011.
Mortgage assistance is available for up to $50,000 for up to 24 months through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program seeks to assist homeowners who have become unemployed or underemployed due to the economic downturn or a medical condition.
Business and Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas is one of 11 nonprofit, HUD-approved counseling agencies and local NeighborWorks organizations across Texas that will assist homeowners during pre-screening.
Visit www.ehlptexas.org or call (877) 417-8272.
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today filed papers seeking to intervene in Steward, et al. v. Perry, et al., a case filed on behalf of thousands of Texans with developmental disabilities to enforce their right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to receive services provided by the state in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
The proposed complaint by the United States, which must first be approved for filing by the U.S. District Court in San Antonio alleges that Texas unnecessarily segregates individuals with developmental disabilities in nursing homes instead of providing them the opportunity to receive integrated, community-based services. The proposed complaint also alleges that Texas places individuals with developmental disabilities who currently live in the community at risk of unnecessary placement in nursing facilities by failing to provide necessary community-based services in violation of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Priced Out in 2010 is a study of the severe housing affordability problems of people with disabilities. The study compares the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments of people with significant and long-term disabilities to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Market Rents for modestly priced rental units.
View results for the Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos MSA.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that USA4SALE Network, Inc., has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle claims that it violated the Fair Housing Act when it posted ads on its Web sites that discriminated against families with children. In addition, the company has also agreed to change the way its Web sites filter discriminatory language.
The settlement is the result of a complaint HUD initiated against the Ocala, Florida-based company after it allegedly printed a rental advertisement on its webpage, ocals4sale.com, that stated “No children, No kids.” The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on family status, including publishing print, broadcast or Internet advertisements that indicate a preference or otherwise discriminate against families with children.