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Items Tagged with 'Military'


Stonegate CEO never claimed to graduate from Indiana University

Jim Cutillo’s side of the story
Brena Swanson
The Indianapolis Business Journal published an article on Wednesday asserting that Stonegate Mortgage Corporation Founder and CEO Jim Cutillo did not earn a degree from Indiana University as the company has claimed. The problem: Cutillo never said he graduated from IU or anywhere else.
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Mortgage Bankers helping veterans achieve homeownership

Built to Honor program awards mortgage-free houses to injured vets
David Stevens
"A homecoming for these heroes is something to be celebrated. Sadly, as we continue to recover from the largest economic downturn in generations, many of our veterans face homelessness, health care complications and high unemployment rates," Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO David Stevens said.
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5 big lenders to help lower military mortgage payments

Obama Administration's new push to help service members
Brena Swanson
In a new effort to help provide home financing to service members, five top lenders commit to the Obama Administration’s new program to help people in the military save hundreds of dollars or more each year.
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CFPB obtains $92M for predatory lending scheme

Service members given false promises
Brena Swanson
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained approximately $92 million in debt relief for about 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers harmed by Colfax Capital Corporation and Culver Capital.
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HUD, VA give more vouchers to help veterans

HousingWire Staff
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs started a third round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing funding, bringing the total amount of vouchers supplied through HUD-VASH to 58,250.
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Defense credit unions prepare for government shutdown

Establish processes to help servicemembers, civilian military
HousingWire Staff
Defense credit unions are working to ensure support programs are available for servicemembers and civilian military staff who may be impacted by a government shut-down.
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$1.8 million grant helps veterans find housing

Nonprofit works to connect veterans with benefits
A nonprofit in Washington state received a $1.8 million grant to help veterans on the brink of homelessness find stable housing. The goal is to aid 240 veterans in the Tacoma area.
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Housing nonprofits march in step with returning soldiers

Megan Hopkins
As U.S. military operations subside overseas, more young men and women are returning home and looking for housing.Such a search could prove difficult after time overseas,...
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Awful early to make predictions on bill to extend debt relief

Jessica Huseman
There is some buzzing around Capitol Hill Friday on the impending expiration of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007. For those of you unfamiliar,...
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Congress approves payroll tax cut extension through 2012

Andrew Scoggin
A payroll tax cut and jobless benefits measure passed both the House and Senate Friday after lawmakers reached a compromise earlier this week.The House voted 293-132...
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