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first_img Howard Lake | 17 April 2001 | News Royal Consulting returns  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Royal Consulting’s Web site reports that “last year humanitarian organizations in Sweden alone got SEK 1,4 million,” although it doesn’t mention which organisations benefited.Read Dear Anna from 17 February 2000, 16 March 2000, and visit Royal Consulting. A year ago The Guardian’s consumer champion Anna Tims looked into Royal Consulting “which sells first aid kits and claims to donate a third of the net profit to named British charities.A year ago The Guardian’s consumer champion Anna Tims looked into Royal Consulting “which sells first aid kits and claims to donate a third of the net profit to named British charities. Unfortunately, as Ms Tims pointed out, “none of the charities had authorised the project, as required under the Charities Act 1992, nor, they claim, did they receive any money.”Today the Dear Anna column on page 18 of G2 reports that “Royal Consulting is at it again.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 August 2002 | News The National Association of Charity Lotteries (NACL) has announced a new scratchcard game – Charityscratch – for charities.Scratchcards will feature a spot the ball and three ‘scratch and match’ games. They will sell for £1 each to charities on a sale or return basis: 50p will go to the participating charity with the other 50p going to the NACL to pay for administration and the prize fund.Visit the National Association of Charity Lotteries. Advertisement  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New scratchcard game for charities Read New scratchcard could replace retailers’ lost Lottery terminals at Professional Fundraising magazine.last_img read more

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first_imgIt wasn’t just adults who were asked. The survey included those aged 15 to 24, and their responses confirmed this view. Half of those asked believed young people learn about charity primarily through the media. However, when asked who or what is best placed to teach them about charitable giving, 41% said their school, with parents their second choice at 36%. The survey suggests that information on giving has changed within a generation. Thirty two per cent of adults surveyed said that they had learned about charitable giving from their parents, 10% their places of worship, 9% from school and only 22% from the media.Whichever is the prime source now, nearly two-thirds of all age groups thought that young people are not taught enough about giving to charity. When asked, 48% couldn’t think of a single strong role model for charitable giving. The research was conducted as part of the UK’s first National Giving Week which takes place between 18 – 24 October 2004 and aims to increase the level of all charitable giving in the UK by highlighting the important work of charities. Howard Lake | 20 October 2004 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The first national Giving Week is coming Children learn more about charity from the media The media, rather than parents, schools or places of worship, is now the key source of information about charity and giving, according to the latest research from CAF (Charities Aid Foundation).NOP surveyed 1,000 people from across Britain for CAF to see where they thought children learned about giving and charity.NOP found that 38% of those questioned said that youngsters learn most about giving to charity from the media; 23% thought that young people learnt from their parents/carers; and 17% thought that schools taught children about giving to charity. Only 6% of those surveyed thought young people learn about charity from their places of worship. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Research / statisticslast_img read more

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first_imgNelson Mandela and Fidel Castro meet inDurban in 1998 for Non-Aligned Movement Summit.We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro. There is an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety. Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante. And there are lessons that we must revisit and heed as we pick up the mantle in changing our world, as we aspire to build a world rooted in a vision of freedom and the peace that only comes with justice. It is the lessons that we take from Fidel.From Fidel, we know that revolution is sparked by an idea, by radical imaginings, which sometimes take root first among just a few dozen people coming together in the mountains. It can be a tattered group of meager resources, like in Sierra Maestra in 1956 or St. Elmo Village in 2013.Revolution is continuous and is won first in the hearts and minds of the people and is continually shaped and reshaped by the collective. No single revolutionary ever wins or even begins the revolution. The revolution begins only when the whole is fully bought in and committed to it. And it is never over.Revolution transcends borders; the freedom of oppressed people and people of color is all bound up together wherever we are. In Cuba, South Africa, Palestine, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, Grenada, Venezuela, Haiti, African America and North Dakota. We must not only root for each other but invest in each other’s struggles, lending our voices, bodies and resources to liberation efforts which may seem distant from the immediacy of our daily existence.Revolution is rooted in the recognition that there are certain fundamentals to which every being has a right, just by virtue of one’s birth: healthy food, clean water, decent housing, safe communities, quality healthcare, mental health services, free and quality education, community spaces, art, democratic engagement, regular vacations, sports and places for spiritual expression are not questions of resources, but ­questions of political will and they are requirements of any humane society.Revolution requires that the determination to create and preserve these things for our people takes precedence over individual drives for power, recognition and enrichment.A final lesson is that to be a revolutionary, you must strive to live in integrity. As a Black network committed to transformation, we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us. We are thankful that he provided a home for Brother Michael Finney, Ralph Goodwin, and Charles Hill, asylum to Brother Huey P. Newton, and sanctuary for so many other Black revolutionaries who were being persecuted by the American government during the Black Power era. We are indebted to Fidel for sending resources to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and attempting to support Black people in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina when our government left us to die on rooftops and in floodwaters. We are thankful that he provided a space where the traditional spiritual work of African people could flourish, regardless of his belief system.With Fidel’s passing there is one more lesson that stands paramount: when we are rooted in collective vision, when we bind ourselves together around quests for infinite freedom of the body and the soul, we will be victorious. As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel vive!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgThe recent police executions of two Black men — Stephon Clark in Sacramento, Calif., and Saheed Vassell in Brooklyn, N.Y. — are just two examples of the ongoing racist U.S. police war. Both murders have received major social media attention, with militant protests shutting down a major interstate highway, sports events — and even a city council meeting.According to the Washington Post database, 294 people in the U.S. have been fatally shot by police from the first day of this year to April 5. The breakdown of those killed based on nationality is: 124 white, 60 Black, 38 Latinx and 72 “other” or “unknown.” Fifty-six were diagnosed with mental illness, including Vassell.According to Quick Facts issued by the U.S. Census, as of July 1, 2016, whites constituted 76.7 percent of the population, while Black and Latinx peoples combined constituted 31 percent. The number of police killings of Black and Brown people is grossly disproportionate to their overall numbers in the U.S. The police killings of Indigenous people are not even on official records! None of the cops involved in these shootings have been indicted on any kind of murder charge, much less arrested.These killings help to reinforce the Marxist view that agents of the repressive state apparatus, especially the police, are above the laws that working and oppressed peoples are obliged to obey — or they risk being heavily fined, put in jail or killed.This is why capitalism, which the police protect and serve as an armed force, must be abolished and replaced with a socialist system that provides for human needs for all — and doesn’t serve the interests of the super-rich.— Monica MooreheadHope Coleman, mother of police killing victim Terrence Coleman, addresses the crowd in Boston.Boston demands justice in police killingsHundreds of people gathered in front of Boston Police Department headquarters in Roxbury, Mass., on April 4, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  They were there to protest the police killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, Calif., and to demand justice for the victims of police shootings in Boston.Among the rally speakers were Hope Coleman and Rahimah Rahim, mothers of Terrence Coleman and Usaamah Rahim, two of those fatally gunned down by police in recent years.  After this event, activists and community members marched from police headquarters to Peters Park, a few blocks away from where Coleman was murdered in 2016. Among those at the day’s actions were a large number of high school students, some of whom were involved in organizing the recent Boston March for Our Lives.Mass Action Against Police Brutality, which organized the event, has repeatedly called on Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to appoint a special prosecutor and reopen the cases of all Boston victims of police brutality.— Workers World Boston bureauSaheed Vassell’s killing by police sparked a massive protest by his community in Brooklyn on April 5.19 shots, 4 officers, one unarmed Black man in BrooklynIn Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on April 4, four police officers (three undercover) fired 19 shots into one Black man holding nothing but a metal pipe. They fired without question or hesitation.They killed Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old with bipolar disorder. He left behind a 15-year-old son, Tyshawn; a mother and father, Lorna and Eric Vassell; a family and a whole community that loved and supported him.Residents poured into the streets immediately, expressing grief, shock and anger at the murder of one of their own. Cops closed down the streets and began militarizing the area to counter the people they had just traumatized. All night cops faced off residents in the streets and had snipers on the roofs of surrounding buildings.Within hours of the murder, a surveillance video surfaced that showed Saheed pointing the metal pipe at people on the street. In this video people didn’t even flinch. But this video was used to justify Vassell’s murder and criminalize him after his death.That night, calls were made for an action the next day for Saheed Vassell. NYC Shut It Down, the People’s Power Assembly and Workers World Party met with family and community members to gauge their feelings and gain their consent to help organize a rally and march.The following day, thousands crowded around speakers at the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Avenue, showing solidarity with the family and community and anger at the constant murder of Black people. The rally heard from Vassell’s mother, Lorna, and his younger brother, who showed grief and proclaimed the need for justice.Following the rally, the crowd took to the streets, shutting down lanes of traffic with little police presence. The march went to the 71st Precinct where protesters faced off behind the barricades, demanding the release of the names of and the firing of the officers who murdered Saheed Vassell, and the release of 911 call information and recordings. Speakers asked people to stop calling the police. Shannon Elayne from Why Accountability gathered the crowd as they chanted over and over, “Cops lie all the time, and all the time, cops lie.”After the crowd discovered the cops were barricading them from the surrounding streets, a wildcat march happened. Hundreds of protesters chanted through the streets. This time, the police followed en masse while helicopters flew above, monitoring the crowd. Community members lined up against the police at Utica and Montgomery to prevent them from coming into community-occupied space.Some folks mentioned they recognized various officers from Manhattan who were not part of the local 71st Precinct. Protesters chanted at the cops to “Go home!” After two hours, the police left in droves, leaving behind one car for surveillance. The crowd cheered; music played. The family of Kimani Gray, a 16-year-old Black child murdered by police in 2013, was there and played music from their cars. Ever since, community members have been in the streets fighting off the police and demanding justice for Saheed Vassell.The 911 call has been under speculation by the community, as people from Crown Heights knew Saheed Vassell and how harmless he was. He was regarded as a funny “jokester,” who would pick up trinkets on the street and play with them like toys.It must also be noted that it is part of the culture in oppressed communities to never call the police, especially not about people whom you know. Black and Brown folks know all too well that calling the police will only bring more harm. These communities have developed constructive ways to settle issues without police presence. This leads to the conclusion that the 911 callers were not from the community.Crown Heights is a middle-class neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn. It is a predominantly Caribbean and African community battling the plague of gentrification, another form of systematic violence against oppressed communities. Gentrification is displacing and driving Black and Brown folks out of their homes, and the result is murder when newcomers call the police on disenfranchised individuals or groups.The 911 call also connects to the stigmatization of mentally ill people. The police described a caller as saying, “A man is pointing guns at people and he looks crazy.” This ableist language paints mentally ill people as inherently and inevitably violent. But, according to Mental Health.gov, people with mental illnesses are 10 times more likely to be victims of violence, and only 3 percent to 5 percent of folks with mental illness are violent.A Drexel University study found that Black men are three times more likely to be killed by police than white men. (tinyurl.com/y7w8ecec)The murders of Black and Brown bodies are nothing new and are a result of the capitalist state. Law enforcement institutions in the U.S. originated as slave catchers. Black folks were and still are treated as disposable bodies only to be used for labor and exploitation. To end the murders of Black folks, we must disarm and abolish the police and, importantly, abolish capitalism.— Kayla PopuchetFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgOct. 1 — An explosion violently shook a Lawrence, Mass., home off its concrete foundation on the evening on Sep. 13. The blast destroyed the structure, badly injured the people inside and killed 18-year-old Leonel Rondon of Lawrence when bricks landed on his car just outside the demolished home.Simultaneously, one mile away, the upper floor of an apartment building burst into flames, destroying multiple homes and exposing residents to harmful smoke and burns.Seconds later, another explosion rocked a building in North Andover, one town over. Then another a few miles to the south. Then yet another.The cascade of fire and destruction stemmed from natural gas lines operated by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.Hundreds of disaster responders battled 10-alarm blazes and dozens of smaller fires and explosions. Local officials ordered an evacuation, and the power utility, National Grid in Massachusetts, which is unaffiliated with Columbia Gas, cut power to 18,000 homes and structures, fearing any spark might ignite more leaked gas.Overnight at shelters, people congregated to find emergency food and beds, charge their phones and share information about who was counted safe, who was missing and who might be injured.By dawn on Sept. 14, an estimated 85 fires, gas leaks and explosions were reported. About two dozen people were admitted to hospitals for injuries. Thousands of now-homeless Merrimack Valley residents were told they could not return home until their address was listed as safe on their city or town’s website. Initially, authorities reported that this would take only hours or days. However, now after two weeks, it seems more likely that the process of inspecting homes may take several more weeks to complete.Once home, residents must contact their utility company to request restored service, which for many will mean no heat until well into the coldest months.Bosses put profit before preventionMany area residents reported the unmistakable odor of mercaptan, a natural gas additive, in the air during the disaster.Earlier in the morning of Sept. 13, Columbia Gas had issued a service notice announcing repairs and “upgrades.” This included overdue gas pipe replacements at nine locations in the same communities hit by gas leaks and explosions later that day.Though an investigation has yet to report precise findings about the cause of the explosions, community groups, organized utility workers, environmental and Indigenous rights activists and other experts alike voiced outrage that this problem was likely rooted in preventable overpressurization of many miles of outdated gas lines owned and maintained by Columbia Gas. This was confirmed when the federal agency handling the investigation announced its inquiry will focus on overpressurized gas lines, pressure sensors and pipe inspections protocols.USW utility workers locked outAmong community members angry about the preventable disaster are more than 1,100 Greater Boston Area gas utility workers in United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012, who have been locked out by National Grid in Massachusetts since late June. National Grid PLC, headquartered in London, is a transnational utility company, among the 300 largest publicly traded companies in the world, and the largest gas utility in Massachusetts. Rather than dedicate its vast resources to improve safety, the company wields its record profits to further investment in pipelines and fracked gas and to push an agenda of union busting that reverberates across the industry to smaller companies like Columbia Gas.During the National Grid lockout, now entering its fourth month, company managers, supervisors and scab contractors hired by National Grid — dubbed “National Greed” by the labor movement — are conducting repairs at an unsafe, unprecedented breakneck pace, while trained union workers hold pickets and other actions to draw support to end the lockout.Over the summer, locked-out USW teams monitored work sites where strikebreakers were assigned to repair work under dangerous conditions. Video footage shared on social media calls public attention to incidents in which workers are seen in gas line trenches as powerful excavator machine shovels dig perilously close around them. In another captured video, chemical runoff is seen contaminating a coastal area, the direct result of failure of a repair crew to set a haybale barrier around their gas repairs in a heavy storm.At least one company supplying strikebreaking labor to National Grid during this lockout has been linked to the Merrimack Valley catastrophe. It provided contract labor to a Columbia Gas service site leading up to the Sept. 13 gas disaster.Organized utility workers want these unsafe contractors removed and union workers restored to the job, where they can provide a positive solution to this crisis. But utility companies and their venture capitalist investors are more than willing to disregard safety in order to generate profit. They would rather hire more costly strikebreakers and pay out lawsuit settlements than prevent a disaster and the suffering it brings to communities.Workers’ solution: solidarity, community controlIn a powerful joint expression of solidarity with the people of the Merrimack Valley, gas workers from USW Locals 12003 and 12012 wrote: “Our 1,200 veteran natural gas workers are ready now to offer our experience and technical expertise during this crisis and to help safely restore service to the region.”Many supporters of the “end the lockout” campaign recognize the just fight of Local 12003 and 12012 against National Grid bosses for fair pay and benefits and the right to maintain and improve safety on the job and for the public.USW Local 8751, the Boston Bus Drivers Union, issued a Sept. 15 statement connecting the offer made by locked-out workers to the Merrimack Valley community’s demands for justice and accountability: “Honor USW’s offer to provide disaster relief in the Merrimack Valley, now,” the statement read.“Corporate utility CEOs and their scab non-union contractors responsible for blowing up Lawrence and Andover should be arrested and jailed for negligent homicide, mass destruction of property, endangerment of communities, price-gouging, profiteering, and illegal unfair labor practices,” the Local 8751 statement concluded.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Shelton Selected as President of Giant Magellan Telescope Organization Prominent Physicist and Academic Leader to Join Historic Project From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 11:05 am Top of the News The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) today announced the appointment of physicist Robert N. Shelton, PhD, to the position of President, effective February 20, 2017. Dr. Shelton will lead the organization behind the development of the 24.5 meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) which is poised to be the world’s largest astronomical telescope when it comes online early in the next decade. Dr. Shelton will work closely with the GMTO Board of Directors, the leadership at the partner institutions, and the GMT team to complete construction of the observatory.Expert leadership is critical to transforming the GMT from a bold vision into a world leading research facility,” said Walter E. Massey, Ph.D, Chair of the GMTO Board of Directors and Chancellor of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Dr. Shelton brings the skills and experience that we need at this critical time in the development of the GMT. The GMTO Board looks forward to working with Robert on this exciting project”.The GMT will enable breakthrough science ranging from studies of the first stars and galaxies in the Universe to the exploration of planets around other stars. The project is being developed by an international consortium of universities and research institutions in the US, Australia, Brazil, and Korea. The telescope will be located at the Las Campanas Observatory high in the Andes mountains of northern Chile. Dark skies, a dry climate and smooth airflow make Las Campanas one of the world’s premier astronomical observing sites. Construction is underway at the observatory site in Chile and the giant mirrors that are at the heart of the telescope are being polished at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory at the University of Arizona.“The GMT will be an incredible asset to the future of scientific discovery and our understanding of the Universe,” said Robert N. Shelton, PhD, President, GMTO. “I am delighted to join the organization behind this historic project and look forward to working with the Board and our partner institutions to ensure the successful completion of the telescope.”Shelton joins GMTO from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement where he has been president since March 2014 and leads the vision and direction of America’s first foundation dedicated solely to funding science. Dr. Shelton has been the executive director of the Arizona Sports Foundation, the 19th president of the University of Arizona, and provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among many other notable leadership and academic positions at renowned public research universities. He also brings experience as a distinguished experimental condensed-matter physicist focusing on collective electron effects in novel materials, reaching more than 240 refereed publications, 50 invited talks and 100 contributed papers at professional meetings.Comments on the NewsAstronomer and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Brian Schmidt, Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University said, “Dr. Shelton is highly respected in the astronomical community through his service on the boards of numerous observatories and scientific institutions, and was also president of my alma mater. The ANU and Astronomy Australia Limited look forward to working with Dr. Shelton in his new role at GMTO.”“The GMT will be a ground-breaking scientific tool for discovery, and I look forward to Robert Shelton’s experienced leadership in making it a reality,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust.About the Giant Magellan Telescope OrganizationThe Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) manages the GMT project on behalf of its international partners: Astronomy Australia Ltd., The Australian National University, Carnegie Institution for Science, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), Harvard University, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Arizona, and University of Chicago.Connect with the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization on social media: gplus.to/gmtelescope,twitter.com/GMTelescope, https://www.facebook.com/GMTelescope, https://www.instagram.com/gmtelescope/ and visit http://www.gmto.org. 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first_img Previous: Metros that Make the Dream Neighborhood Checklist Next: Powell Was Hesitant About Fed MBS Purchases in 2012 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: community blight Oregon portland Vacant and Abandoned Homes Zombie Foreclosures zombie homes Zombie Properties in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Zombie Homes: The Problem That Just Won’t Die community blight Oregon portland Vacant and Abandoned Homes Zombie Foreclosures zombie homes Zombie Properties 2018-01-08 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 8, 2018 13,006 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Zombie Homes: The Problem That Just Won’t Die The issue of so-called “zombie homes” is a problem for any major city. “Zombie homes” is a colorful name for an old problem, and one that continues to be widespread as the nation gains more distance from the housing crisis and the Great Recession. Zombie homes are created when the foreclosure process begins, the homeowner moves out, but then the foreclosure is canceled for one reason or another, leaving the home unoccupied—and often falling into disrepair. The issue—and misunderstandings surrounded it—is highlighted in a new story about how Portland, Oregon, is tackling the problem.The Portland Tribune reported recently that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has reversed a policy put in place by his predecessor that was designed to crack down on zombie homes, threatening foreclosure on the properties in order either to force landlords to attend to the homes’ upkeep or get them into different hands. However, while former Mayor Charlie Hales pushed the Portland City Council to crack down on zombie properties, Wheeler considers the problem less of a priority.Wheeler told the Tribune, “The obstacles for government to take away someone’s property are formidable. It’s a very expensive, multi-year process. I’m not sure that’s the best use of our resources.”Of course, the problem with typical zombie properties is that there isn’t anyone in the house to be forced out. With the properties trapped in something like limbo, it’s hard to find a good solution for any of the parties involved, from the bank or mortgage company left holding the property, to the city governments tasked with fighting urban blight. As evidenced in Portland, even when one party comes up with a plan to address the issue, that plan can crumble in the wake of budget cuts or political change.Would Hales’ plan have worked in the longer term? According to the Tribune, Portland only used the threat of foreclosure to force landlords to take care of their derelict properties in 10 cases during the previous 18 months. Of those 10 properties, the Tribune reports that “Landlords for eight of them paid off the liens before the auctions were set. The ninth was paid off just before the auction. The 10th was paid off after it failed to sell at the first auction but before the second auction was held.”With Wheeler reversing course on Hales’ policy, the city is now effectively back where it was before that policy was put in place … and the city’s zombie homes still remain.Several American cities have been trying to fast-track foreclosures in recent years as a means of combating blight and zombie properties. Fast-track foreclosure laws are already on the books in Ohio and Maryland, with states such as Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York possibly following suit. Some municipalities are also trying to combat the individual symptoms of blight, such as in the case of Ohio’s banning of the use of plywood on vacant properties. In November 2016, Fannie Mae announced it would allow mortgage servicers to use clearboarding on vacant homes in pre-foreclosure, striking another blow against one of the tell-tale visual signs of zombie homes and urban blight.In part three of a three-part series earlier this year, Robert Klein, Founder and Chairman of Safeguard Properties and SecureView, told DS News, “It’s all about keeping people in their homes as long as possible, but, once abandoned, a house becomes a liability. Fast-tracking enables the mortgage servicer to get possession of the property before it deteriorates. This directly leads to on-time conveyance and faster rehab and sale.”Fast-tracking foreclosures—or even threatening to do so—can be one effective way to combat the zombie home plague, but evidenced by Portland’s problems, it isn’t always a politically popular approach. 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first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp Two men aged 19 and 18 have been arrested following a hit and run collision in Derry.The incident happened at 3am this morning on Avercorn Road.A pedestrian was taken to hospital with leg and head injuries. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.A vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident was later located and the two men arrested.Police are appealing for information about the, a white Ford Focus with an English registration beginning with the letters FH.Detectives are keen to hear anyone who saw the car before the incident, witnessed the collision or saw it being driven away and left at Alexander Place.Information can be given to the detectives at Strand Road on 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img By admin – November 8, 2015 Two arrested following hit and run collision in Derry Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleAll-Ireland Masters Title for TyroneNext articleTwo men appear in court over aggravated burglary in Donegal admin Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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