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County’s Foreclosure Prevention Program Recognized as Best Government Initiative

Montgomery County’s comprehensive approach to prevent foreclosures has been recognized with the Best Government Initiative Award from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers.

The award recognizes the comprehensive approach taken by the County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) to prevent foreclosures, mitigate their impact and preserve affordable housing. 

DHCA’s initiatives include providing $9.5 million to nonprofit developers and the Housing Opportunities Commission to acquire, rehabilitate and sell or rent foreclosed homes; organizing meetings for at-risk home buyers; offering housing counseling; working with area banks and realtors; matching state foreclosure prevention funding; enhancing code enforcement; and hosting an annual Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day.

Friends of the Library Montgomery County, Inc. Honored with Six Awards by National Association

In recognition of its outstanding publicity and marketing materials, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) has been honored by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations with Best Friends Awards in six categories.

FOLMC received awards in the categories of: Print Newsletter; Membership: Brochures; Membership: Other Materials (membership cards); Advocacy Materials; Program Publicity; and Fundraisers.

Winning materials can be viewed by visiting www.ala.org, click on Divisions, scroll to Assoc. of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, and enter Best Friends Awards in the Search box.

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POSTED AT: Thursday, July 01, 2010 | 1:00:00 AM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010