Enterprise Foundation names four to its board
The Enterprise Foundation announced last week that four leaders who have assisted in making decent, affordable housing available to low-and moderate-income people have been elected members of the board of directors of the foundation.
The new board members are: Susan Garrett Baker, chairwoman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness; Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, a former member of Congress from California; Henry G. Cisneros, a former mayor of San Antonio; and Karen Hastie Williams, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and chief council to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.
The Enterprise Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to assisting neighborhood-based, non-profit housing ventures across the country develop affordable housing for poor people. It was founded in 1981 by James W. Rouse, who is chairman of the board.
Home-buying seminar scheduled for Nov. 15
Consumer Housing Libraries will offer a seminar on how to make the purchase of a house an orderly process at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Suburban Maryland Consumer Housing Library, 12501 Prosperity Drive in Silver Spring.
The free seminar, titled "Homebuying Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buying a Home," reduces the home-buying process to its simplest terms. It will also explain financing, insurance, closing costs and other details.
L For more information and reservations, call (301) 680-0100.
Consumer Housing Libraries are free real estate information centers serving the metropolitan Washington area.
Home Builders' report on fire-retardant wood
The National Association of Home Builders' report on fire-retardant treated plywood is available at(800) 368-5242, extension 547.
The report, titled "Investigation of Problems and Solutions Relating to Fire Retardant Treated Plywood Roof Sheathing," provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of defective roofing materials and includes alternatives to using FRT plywood roof sheathing.
The Home Builders Association of Maryland has also compiled list of alternatives to FRT sheathing that is accepted by some jurisdictions in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
To obtain the list, call 265-7400.