Md. groups receive grants to promote homeownership...

Industry Watch

October 07, 2001

Md. groups receive grants to promote homeownership

Twenty Maryland agencies received a total of $292,207 as part of a wider initiative by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote homeownership across the country.

HUD awarded $17.5 million in housing counseling assistance grants to 11 national and regional intermediary agencies and 358 local and state housing counseling agencies.

Grantees in Maryland ranged from the Maryland Rural Development Corp. to the Druid Heights Community Development Corp. in Baltimore.

The annual grants are awarded through a competitive process. Organizations that apply must be HUD-approved and are subject to performance reviews.

News in brief

Pardoe Real Estate ERA, a Washington-based real estate firm and part of NRT Mid-Atlantic Inc., announced a marketing alliance with William Doyle Galleries, a New York-based appraisal and auction services firm. Doyle opened a regional office in Pardoe's Georgetown branch, where it will conduct auction evaluations for jewelry, fine art, furniture, decorations and other categories.

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