The KYHF Honored with the LA NHS “It Takes Teamwork” Award
Posted on April 14, 2010
Our partners at Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services honored The Keep Your Home Foundation at their March 17th HomeComing event, describing the KYHF as “an integral member of the LA NHS team.”
Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services Commended for Home Preservation Work
Posted on April 09, 2010
Los Angeles, CA - April 5, 2010 - Ken Wade, CEO of NeighborWorks America, announced that Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LA NHS) was the NeighborWorks agency that helped the most clients with foreclosure mitigation counseling in the nation. In 2009, LA NHS counseled 3,633 borrowers facing foreclosure in connection with the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program. Read the NeighborWorks press release.
April 10th: Free Foreclosure Prevention Fair in Whittier, CA
Posted on April 05, 2010
Our partners at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services, in partnership with the Center for Foreclosure Solutions (CFS) and the Zoe Christian Fellowship, are holding a Free Foreclosure Prevention Fair in Whittier, CA on April 10th. The fair is confidential and will provide homeowners with free on-site assistance and one-on-one counseling for distressed homeowners. Learn more here.
Bruce Karatz, in the eye of the storm, continues to do good
Posted on March 04, 2010
This post is a little more personal to the Keep Your Home Foundation. There was a very nice piece about Bruce Karatz, our founder, in the LA Sentiel recently about his continuing good works in the face of personal adversity. We thought it appropriate to pass along. Bruce Karatz, in the eye of the storm, continues to do good: As a 30-year veteran of KB Homes, Karatz’s work in the community has always benefited and paralleled his success in business. You can read the full story here....
Great News for Our Partners at LAHNS
Posted on February 01, 2010
Great news this week for our partners at Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services! They were awarded a $60 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help stabilize local neighborhoods during the housing crisis - the second largest grant in California. Read the full story here.
Owning a home stands for family
Posted on January 24, 2010
A home represents the American Dream.
Homeownership is the cornerstone to a strong neighborhood.
And, for many, the purchase of a home represents the most important financial decision they will make during their lifetime.
I spent 34 years building homes and understand that homeownership is more than just an entry on a bank balance sheet.
The Beth Court cul-de-sac
Posted on January 08, 2010
An amazing story this past week from the New York Times in the series about how the economic downturn and the housing crisis effected the families and the properties in the Beth Court cul-de-sac, which is about 60 miles east of downtown LA.
Congresswoman Waters and the “Wall Street Reform Bill”
Posted on December 22, 2009
Recently, Congresswoman Maxine Waters went to bat for unemployed and minority homeowners, making sure key provisions to help families were included in the Obama Administration’s “Wall Street Reform Bill.” Waters made sure that $3 billion in low-interest loans for unemployed homeowners facing foreclosure and $1 billion to help communities hit hard by foreclosures buy and renovate abandoned properties were included in the bill.
Kudos to Assemblyman Blumenfield
Posted on December 21, 2009
I wanted to draw attention to this powerful story in the LA Daily News recently. Last year, an important program that allowed low-income seniors to defer paying their property taxes and keep their home fell victim to the state budget crisis.