Real Estate

Real Estate Grants are Rebuilding New Orleans

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September 18, 2011
Real Estate Grants are Rebuilding New Orleans

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina damaged or destroyed approximately 800,000 homes in New Orleans. Some were destroyed by the force of the wind, but most were flooded when the levees failed. During my tour of the city, I saw tens of thousands of buildings on which the water line is still plainly visible, and the...
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Brad Pitt Uses Real Estate Grants in the Crescent City

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September 16, 2011
Brad Pitt Uses Real Estate Grants in the Crescent City

Last fall, I visited New Orleans and toured some of the new housing that’s been constructed since Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005.  Here’s a link to that earlier post: http://grantmerich.com/blog/rebuilding-in-new-orleans/ I had planned to put up some of the pictures I’d taken on the trip, but as it happened, I had trouble...
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Rebuilding New Orleans

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November 15, 2010

Because of my interest in low-income housing, I have been wanting to spend some time in New Orleans, to see the progress being made there. Until last week, I had returned only once (in 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina).  That visit we just talked to people in the Quarter and spent some money....
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HUD Offers New Tool for Real Estate Grant Seekers

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May 28, 2010

HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the largest provider of federal grants for real estate projects.  HUD provides grants to for-profit businesses as well as non-profits and smaller government agencies.  While many HUD grants are “pass-through” grants that are distributed by state and local authorities, some grants are available from...
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My Inner Circle for Grants

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February 17, 2010

For more than a year, readers have been asking me for a way they can get the benefit of working with me, at a cost they can afford. Today I’m issuing an invitation to you to join my new Inner Circle for Grants. For six months, you will receive every one of the new...
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Buy a Home with Economic Stimulus Funds

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February 13, 2010

Terrell, Texas, is a small town 30 miles east of Dallas.  With about 13,000 people, it’s a great town to raise kids, and a place to live in a close, friendly community.  You can work in the metroplex, or you could take advantage of a full range of employment opportunities in Terrell itself.  The...
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Economic Stimulus Funds Progress Report

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June 6, 2009

The federal government has set up a website to educate the American public about the intricacies of the Economic Stimulus (ARRA) package passed earlier this year.  There’s a lot of great information on the site, including a bar chart updated weekly that depicts the amount of money made available, and the amount expended thus far. Between April 24th...
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The Jackson Renaissance

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April 17, 2009
The Jackson Renaissance

The City of Jackson, Mississippi is undergoing a downtown renaissance.  Existing buildings, such as the beautiful Capitol Complex pictured above, are being renovated and updated.  New buildings, such as a graceful, modern federal courthouse, are being added.  As part of the renaissance project, the City is offering assistance to business owners who want to...
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The Stimulus Bill and Housing Programs

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March 13, 2009

I’ve been doing some research, deconstructing the new Stimulus Bill.  We do know there will be some new programs, and I’ll certainly keep you updated about those as they are developed by the various cabinet departments.  Right now, however, we already know the general trends.  Here’s the breakdown on housing. Congress has tagged $7,260,000,000 for...
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Real Estate Grants in Atlanta

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February 25, 2009

The city of Atlanta is actively involved in developing affordable housing for its citizens.  They are seeking partners among the non-profit community as well as for-profit investors and developers. Individuals and families can take advantage of up to $15,000 down payment assistance, which is structured as a loan and reverts to a grant after...
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