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1. ‘Stable’ Foreclosures
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Crowne Plaza Hotel at 300 N. Second St. sits on a little less than two acres near Interstate 40. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2012 appraisal for the 11-story, 244-room hotel was $6.6 million.
2. Wells Fargo Funds Start Homebuyer Program
- Monday, December 10, 2012
A major effort to help people buy and keep homes in Memphis and Shelby County has launched, thanks to funding received by Memphis and Shelby County from Wells Fargo.
The Memphis-Shelby County Helping Homebuyers program is providing down payment assistance of up to $15,000 to qualifying borrowers who buy and live in a home in the city or county. The funds also can be used for renovation.
3. Foreclosures Up 30 Pct. in Q1
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
The timing and backdrop seem fitting. During the first quarter of 2012, the same three-month period in which the state of Tennessee announced its participation in a $25 billion settlement with some of the biggest lenders over foreclosure abuses, the number of foreclosures in Shelby County swelled by almost 30 percent.
4. Q1 Foreclosures See 23 Pct. Decline
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
On the surface, it might seem like an economic problem that has long bedeviled Shelby County is getting better.
The number of foreclosures in the first quarter of 2011 dropped to 1,089 from 1,420 in Q1 2010, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
5. United Housing Helps Prospective Homeowners Realize Goals
- Monday, December 27, 2010
Three years and 50 houses.
That was the mandate handed to Tim Bolding in 1994 when United Way of the Mid-South hired him to operate United Housing, a new community development corporation devoted to helping homebuyers.
6. ‘Hundreds More’ Blight Suits on the Way
- Thursday, December 23, 2010
A few hundred lawsuits targeting the owners of run-down properties are likely to be filed by the city of Memphis not long after 2011 rolls around, according to one estimate of the city’s timetable.
7. United Housing Celebrates 2,010th Client Purchase
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
United Housing Inc. will celebrate Wednesday its 2,010th client’s home purchase.
The nonprofit organization, which rehabs and affordably sells vacant properties in Memphis neighborhoods, will host a reception to honor Vince and Irma Henderson and thank its partners for the successes over the past 16 years. The couple purchased their home after attending homebuyer education and obtaining a loan from United Housing.
8. Opening Move
- Tuesday, November 02, 2010
The owners of 138 run-down properties sued by the city on the recommendation of code enforcement officials will soon be due in court for a series of hearings that start later this month.
The targets of those lawsuits own everything from a collection of townhouses east of Memphis International Airport to Southern Funeral Home at 440 Vance Ave. The trait they share is the public nuisance the city believes they present.
9. Corker To Lead Housing Discussion
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., will lead a housing discussion Wednesday on the path to a strong real estate market this Wednesday for local industry professionals, real estate experts and economists.
10. United Housing Continues Work in Scenic Hills
- Friday, October 15, 2010
With the help of local church volunteers, United Housing Inc. is continuing its affordable housing efforts in the Scenic Hills neighborhood of Raleigh this Saturday.
11. SRVS to Participate in Day of Caring
- Friday, September 17, 2010
Memphis-area nonprofits are partnering to attack the city’s foreclosure crisis.
With United Housing Inc.’s help, Shelby Residential and Vocational Services has bought a Whitehaven property and will use the help of volunteers as part of the United Way of the Mid-South’s Day of Caring.
- Wednesday, November 04, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tim Bolding, founding executive director of United Housing Inc., will speak. Cost is $90 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $80 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
- Tuesday, November 03, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the fourth breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at email@example.com or 543-3518.
- Monday, November 02, 2009
InMotion Orthopaedic Research Center and the Memphis Bioworks Business Association will present the Memphis Orthopaedic Research Lecture Series today from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. The speakers will be Dr. Weikuan Gu, associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Marcus Scott, director of research, implant fixation and augments at Smith & Nephew Inc. For reservations, call 866-1452.
15. Conference Attendance Hints at Nonprofit Slump
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The sign-up list for an event Friday intended to help nonprofit organizations cope with today’s economic challenges may be evidence that the organizations are feeling the financial crunch.
Registration is hovering between 80 and 90 people for the annual conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, which usually has between 150 and 200 participants. This year’s theme is “Surviving the Perfect Storm: Reinventing the Nonprofit’s Future.”
16. United Housing Moves ForwardWith Wolf River Bluffs
- Friday, June 08, 2007
United Housing Inc. (UHI) has bought 23.7 acres on James Road in Frayser, the last puzzle piece in its 113-acre Wolf River Bluffs subdivision. Ralph C. Bethea Jr., doing business as Kingdom of God-America, sold the land
17. Three Cheers for Frayser
- Tuesday, May 01, 2007
A $60 million residential development on about 115 acres on the north side of James Road near North McLean Boulevard soon will change the face of the blighted Frayser community.
Frayser is perennially beleaguered by high foreclosure rates, low property values and crime.
18. Nearly Transformed
- Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The transformation has taken several years, been kept on track with the cooperation of the public and private sectors and will have required an investment of more than $200 million once it's all said and done.
19. Class is in Session
- Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Once everything is ready for the students, this will be no ordinary classroom.
Instead of rows of desks, a globe and a blackboard, there likely will be few of the usual classroom props, the focus of which will be an unassuming patch of land in the Uptown community. The students, by and large, will be professionals young and old with an interest in learning the nuts and bolts of real estate development.
20. Tucker's Nonprofit Work Mirrors Architectural Career
- Friday, October 06, 2006
Riding a bike or pushing a metal grocery cart, Jimmie Tucker delivered copies of the Memphis Press-Scimitar to about 100 South Memphians every afternoon from 1965 to 1968.
A sixth grader who enjoyed drawing and listening to Memphis soul music from the local recording mecca, Stax Records, Tucker learned the aesthetic nuances of his neighborhood as he made his way down cracked sidewalks on his daily route.
21. City Struggles With Low Homeownership
- Monday, November 28, 2005
Around 63.1 percent of Memphis and Shelby County residents own a home. It's a number that is slightly less than the national average of 66.2 percent and considerably less than the state homeownership average of 69.9 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
22. CCC Initiative Seeks to Train New Developers
- Monday, October 17, 2005
Sometimes it seems there's no limit to the imagination of Downtown developers, especially since the urban renewal that has already swept through much of the area is now moving to the fringes of Downtown, where vacant land, underutilized buildings and historic structures all could use a new beginning.
23. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, February 17, 2005
The Construction Specifications Institute meets from 5:30 p
The Construction Specifications Institute meets from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Annas Steakhouse, 6963 U.S. Highway 70 in Bartlett. Cost is $20 for chapter members and guests; $10 f...
24. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
MAAR Elects 2005 Officers
Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members
Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine ...
25. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...