ReactionÂ was swift toÂ the HUD ruling yesterday to bar nonprofit’s from helping homeowners with down payment assistance on the FHA program. AmeriDream and Nehemiah Corp. of America have filed a suit.Â Below is a sectionÂ about Nehemiah’s complaintÂ reported atÂ the Sacramento Bee:
Nehemiah, which says its down-payment program has helped some 230,000 low-income and minority homebuyers, sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Sunday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, seeking a court order overturning the ban. A Maryland nonprofit that offers a similar program announced its own suit against HUD.
Below is a section of the press release from AmeriDream:
Gaithersburg, MD — AmeriDream, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable entity dedicated to helping low and moderate income families purchase their own homes, announced today that it has filed suit to block a regulation issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which seeks to terminate successful down payment assistance (DPA) programs sponsored by AmeriDream and other charities.
We’ll see how this develops.