NBP Congratulates Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center

Congratulations TVHOC!
National Budget Planners of South Florida, Inc. is happy to share that Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center has recently been awarded grants to go towards the work of their housing counseling agency.

The Attorney General Kamala Harris granted TVHOC a $50,000 grant through the National Mortgage Settlement for California on May 10, 2013. This grant examines the use of local realtors to provide information about foreclosure recovery services to consumers that may need this. The Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center is excited to be among the 21 organizations that were chosen by the Attorney General's office to receive funding from the National Mortgage Settlement. Milly Seibel, Executive Director of Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center shares her excitement about this new opportunity and resource on the organization's website at www.tvhoc.org/.

The National Mortgage Settlement was reached in February 2012 when a state-federal settlement was announced with five of the largest mortgage servicers: Citibank, JP Morgan/Chase, Bank of America/Countrywide, Wells Fargo/Wachovia, and Ally Financial. This settlement thus benefits those who are having difficulties with their mortgage, facing foreclosure, or have lost their homes. To receive assistance, you can call the number provided by the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General listed in their article about this settlement (to view click here) to be referred to a HUD Approved Housing Counselor, such as TVHOC. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that they had awarded $40 million in housing counseling grants nationwide. These grants were given to a total of 334 organizations and the Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center was lucky to be one of the receiving organizations. To read the official press release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, click here. National Budget Planners and Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center work together to provide housing counseling for their clients in need of assistance. This includes helping those who may be in danger of losing their home or need guidance with first time home buying. The two organizations have partnered to provide successful seminars, such as their budgeting and understanding credit seminars. The Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up by five cities (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville, and San Ramon) and two counties (Alameda and Contra Costa), in the Tri-Valley region of the San Francisco Bay Area. TVHOC was set up by these local governments in partnership with State and Federal agencies to provide a central location for information regarding: housing counseling, foreclosure prevention and first-time homebuyer assistance services to the Tri-Valley community. TVHOC has been recognized as the first and only institution of its kind in the United States, and it serves as a model for housing partnerships/establishments nationwide.

National Budget Planners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit credit counseling organization that has assisted consumers since 2002. Over the years, NBP has helped thousands of families through Credit Counseling/Debt Management Services. NBP negotiates a plan that reduces clients' monthly payments on credit cards, installment loans, collection accounts, doctor bills, and any other un-secured debt that the client might have incurred. By creating affordable repayment plans, clients who have over extended themselves with consumer debt are able to achieve a debt-free lifestyle. NBP also maintains an active presence in the community by providing free seminars and education on Budgeting, and Understanding Credit.

To learn more about National Budget Planners and Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center please visit their websites: www.nationalbudget.org and www.tvhoc.org.