2013 begins the 16th year of NOAAH. What started as a small group
of dedicated public servants and private sector business is now a national
organization with broad experience and influence. At heart of NOAAH is our
work and pursuit of affordable housing. We also serve as a clearing house
for resident issues and concerns. In the past several years we have done work
with respect to foreclosures, community development, fair housing, and innovative
rental housing programs.
2013 begins the 2nd Obama administration, new leadership on crucial congressional
committees and several national housing bills being re-introduced.
As for NOAAH, we look to maintain our presence not only in Washington but also
with local community agencies and housing authorities throughout the country.
As a relatively small organization, we have our challenges as well. Without a broad
membership base we are often stretched in many directions which sometimes are
difficult to fund. I have often said NOAAH has more influence and experience than the
resources necessary to take advantage of that influence and experience.
That being said, in the coming weeks and months you will see changes at NOAAH which will
better serve the membership. Stay tuned.
NOAAH Board Chairman
We Are NOAAH!
DC Housing Authority Resident Summit
Public and assisted housing programs are provided to hundreds of citizens. Today, more than any other time, your voice is needed. Don’t let others set our agenda for us. Hear what your colleagues have to say and say what needs to be said as we address the pressing issues affecting residents of public and assisted housing.
The District of Columbia City-Wide Advisory Board (CWAB) and the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) invite you to participate in a national summit for resident leaders, commissioners, service providers, housing authority employees and others committed to the well-being of families. The summit will be held August 8th – 10th in Washington, DC.
The agenda will include keynote speakers, workshops, educational tours, health screenings, exhibits, networking events, and other activities. Information will be disseminated about best practice resident programs. Awards will be presented to praiseworthy individuals.
A block of rooms for the summit has been reserved at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University. Attendees are offered a special room rate of $157.00 nightly (plus taxes) until July 12, 2012. Please book your room today by calling (202) 651-6000 or online at www.kelloggconferencehotel.com. Click on RESERVATIONS, GROUPS, type the Group ID Number 20157 PASSWORD 1833 – follow the prompts to finalize your reservation.
Please share this exciting opportunity with others in your network. The DC City-Wide Advisory Board and the District of Columbia Housing Authority looks forward to seeing you in Washington!
For more information, call (202) 535-1517
Ex-loan officer claims Wells Fargo targeted black communities for shoddy loans
For nearly a decade, Beth Jacobson lived inside the vast machinery of subprime mortgages that shook the nation’s economy.
In sworn court testimony, she described watching loan officers comb through heavily African American areas such as Baltimore and Prince George’s County, forging relationships with churches and community groups to sell their members shoddy mortgages.