Archive for April, 2007


Homeowners throughout the Chesapeake Bay region can make a significant impact in protecting the bay, according to a new educational campaign by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Quality Program (MAWQP), which is funded by the USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).
MAWQP partnered with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to create the “Healthy Lawns, Clean Water” campaign to educate homeowners about proper fertilizer application techniques to reduce nutrient loss.
“Every one of us can help protect the environment, and it starts in our own backyards,” said Gale Buchanan, USDA under secretary for Research, Education and Economics. “This campaign leverages the power of the Cooperative Extension System and Land-Grant University System research to educate local homeowners with the best available science-based solutions for keeping the environment clean.”


the american dream owning a home Owning your own home is the American Dream…but you need to be prepared for its challenges. These tips, tricks, and other information can help make your experience as a homeowner a little easier. assistance broken down by state


i happen to see the movie pursuit of happyness the other day and ,,in the movie will smith states american’sare entitled to ‘life liberty and the pursuit of happyness” where he and his son struggle every night simply looking for shelter. I did some looking around after that and found the real gentleman who the movie was after ,

Nearly 30 years ago, Christopher Gardner was a single, homeless father. He often spent his nights in a church shelter or in the bathroom of the Oakland Rapid Transit station. Today, he is a self-made millionaire, both president and CEO of Gardner Rich & Co –the Chicago-based brokerage firm he founded in 1987, and the benefactor of others whose lives offer unimaginable obstacles to success.
The amazing story of Gardner’s life was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, by Amistad/Harper Collins on May 23, 2006, and is also the subject of a movie with the same title, starring Will Smith as Gardner released by Columbia Pictures in December 2006.

the right to pusue happyness, what alot of americans take for granted alot strugle to get.

home ownership

with the decrease in home prices and increase in foreclosures,it ‘s probably the time to revist basic homeownership programs.For homeownership in mass,,What are homeownership programs?
Homeownership programs help low and moderate-income homebuyers buy and repair single and multi-family homes. Eligible homebuyers can get low interest mortgage loans, down payment and closing costs assistance, government mortgage payments, and mortgage insurance. Homebuyer education courses and lead paint removal assistance are also offered.

some basics about home buying
The homebuying process can seem complicated, but if you take things step-by-step, you will soon be holding the keys to your own home!
Nine steps to buying a home
Figure out how much you can afford
Know your rights
Shop for a loan
Learn about homebuying programs
Shop for a home
Make an offer
Get a home inspection
Shop for homeowners insurance
Sign papers

Project Bread

Project Bread is the state’s leading hunger prevention organization, dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. There are food and hunger relief in every neighborhood of the City of Boston. Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline (800) 645-8333 (TTY: (800) 377-1292) is a resource for information and referral to a wide variety of community hunger and nutrition programs, meal sites for the elderly, meals on wheels programs, food distribution sites and other free or low-cost food programs.

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  • Homeless shelter helps men in need April 15, 2014
    MANITOWOC – A Manitowoc men’s homeless shelter has opened its doors. It’s a project that was three years in the making. Keishon Winters hasn’t … More » […]
  • Homeless man charged with knife attack in New Jersey parking lot that left one man dead April 15, 2014
    Frances Burns PATERSON, N.J., April 15 (UPI) -- An employee at a New Jersey shopping center says a homeless man charged with a deadly knife attack was a familiar figure there -- and had never caused problems. […]
  • Homeless advocates march for better wages April 15, 2014
    The nonprofit House the Homeless marched through downtown Austin Tuesday morning. Every April 15, the organization marches to raise awareness about the living wage, which they say is several dollars more than the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. […]
  • REMINDER/Media Advisory: Legion Hosts Homeless Veterans Forum April 15, 2014
    Attendees of the Homeless Veterans Forum, including the Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Gordon Moore, wish to invite members of the media to attend the afternoon session on the last ... […]