Five Star’s Ed Delgado Criticizes Senate HUD Nomination Hold

first_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Lawmakers React to Wells Fargo Fine Next: Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 20, 2018 3,438 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ed Delgado and HUD Secretary Ben Carson at the Five Star Government ForumOn Thursday, it was reported that U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) has placed a blanket hold on all nominations for vacant positions within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Sen. Duckworth made this move after not receiving a response within her prescribed deadline to a letter containing more than 25 detailed questions that she and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) sent to HUD Secretary Ben Carson regarding the closure of two dilapidated public housing complexes in Thebes, Illinois, that impacted 85 residents. In the letter, the Senators called the closing “an ill-advised and heedless decision.” HUD placed the county public housing authority in administrative receivership in 2016 after diagnosing years of mismanagement by local public housing authorities, a move widely praised at the time by both senators.On April 3, Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado and HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson met at the Five Star Government Forum in Washington D.C., where they commented on the urgency around resolving Brian Montgomery’s nomination as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.However, the blanket hold, a parliamentary procedure designed to keep present and future departmental nominations from being considered on the Senate floor so long as it is in place, may have more detrimental ramifications than Sen. Duckworth is anticipating—and the people it will impact the most are American homeowners.“The delay on the nomination of Brian Montgomery is a political game played at the expense of homeownership,” Delgado said in reaction to the hold. “For three and a half years, FHA has been without a confirmed, permanent commissioner. This hold continues the practice of depriving HUD of vital leadership at one of its most crucial positions. These types of parliamentary tricks are out of step with the needs of homeowners and represent politics at its worst.”Earlier this month, Delgado, on behalf of multiple trade organizations, sent a letter to the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, congratulating him on working with the administration to lead the confirmation process of a record number of nominees to the federal bench, but urging that the Senate move on the nomination of Brian D. Montgomery for the position of Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.“On November 28, 2017, and again on January 8, 2018, the Senate Banking Committee voted to recommend the nomination of Brian D. Montgomery … Now, nearly four months since being approved by the committee for the second time, the status of Mr. Montgomery’s nomination to lead the Federal Housing Administration remains uncertain, with no vote scheduled in the near term,” Delgado wrote.In his letter, Delgado outlines the importance of the FHA to the mortgage industry and in preserving the American Dream of Homeownership, citing that the agency’s portfolio totals more than $1.37 trillion dollars in assets; has provided mortgage insurance for 47.5 million single-family homes and since its inception; and in 2017, FHA insured 37.7 percent of all mortgages provided to racial or ethnic minorities.“Despite its importance within the mortgage market, the FHA has been without a Senate-confirmed leader since 2014, stymieing the effectiveness of the organization and the ability of its staff to make meaningful policy adjustments as the market dictates,” Delgado wrote.In addition to Montgomery, two other senior nominees await confirmation votes for HUD positions, according to the Washington Post Nomination Tracker.Robert Hunter Kurtz is awaiting confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. The position serves as the principal adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on matters relating to the development and management of the department’s public and Indian housing programs, which provide affordable housing to more than 1.3 million households nationwide and oversees a budget of about $27 billion.Seth Daniel Appleton is also awaiting confirmation for the post of Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, the principal advisor to the Secretary on overall departmental policy, program evaluations, demonstrations, and research, and who is responsible for providing economic information and analyses of housing and community development statistics and other data. Related Articles Share Save Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Five Star’s Ed Delgado Criticizes Senate HUD Nomination Hold The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Five Star’s Ed Delgado Criticizes Senate HUD Nomination Hold Tagged with: Ben Carson blanket hold Brian Montgomery Department of Housing and Urban Development Dick Durbin Ed Delgado FHA FHA Commissioner Five Star Institute HUD Nominations Secretary Ben Carson Tammy Duckworth in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Rachel Williams Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ben Carson blanket hold Brian Montgomery Department of Housing and Urban Development Dick Durbin Ed Delgado FHA FHA Commissioner Five Star Institute HUD Nominations Secretary Ben Carson Tammy Duckworth 2018-04-20 Rachel Williams Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Inquest into baby’s death concludes

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter The parents of a baby boy paid tribute to their ‘wee fighter’ who offered them ‘so much hope’ during his short lifetime after an inquest into his death.Cormac Lafferty from Castlefin was born prematurely with a congenital heart condition in June 2016 and was three months old when he died.Speaking after the inquest at Dublin Coroner’s Court, Cormac’s parents Ann-Marie and Paul Lafferty told the Irish Times he had beaten every target and was a real fighter.Cormac was born at 36 weeks on June 13th 2016 and was discharged after surgery to place a shunt to direct blood from his heart to his lungs was carried out.Upon returning for a review on September 6th he was admitted due to concerns over oxygen saturations levels.On September 10th Cormac became unsettled after a feed.His mother, Anne-Marie was called to the ward at 6.40am and Cormac was successfully ventilated on a third attempt at 6.54am but went into cardiac arrest at 7.07am and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.The inquest heard the cause of death was acute cardio respiratory arrest due to pulmonary hemorrhage in a child with Tetralogy of Fallot.Bronchiolitis and terminal aspiration of feed were found to be contributory factors.Barrister for the Lafferty family said they were concerned about loss of data from an oxygen saturation monitor following Cormac’s death.Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane returned a narrative verdict and said she would contact the hospital in relation to the preservation of data. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 29, 2018 Facebook Facebook Pinterest Inquest into baby’s death concludescenter_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleSouth Donegal councillors to discuss fire stations with MinisterNext articleCampaign for West Donegal Task Force to be stepped up News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Bennie’s back, basketball’s better

first_imgComing off a knee injury that kept Boatwright off the court for eight months, the captain needed to get his rhythm and timing back, according to Enfield. Talking about the NBA at that juncture, he said, was pointless. The coach touted Boatwright’s rhythm, his feel, his rebounding and his defense, all of which flowed into his offensive game. It is all back, a far cry from when Boatwright struggled early in the season against top-25 opponents in Nevada, TCU and Oklahoma. Boatwright is averaging 21.3 points over his last seven games on 52 percent shooting, and his five 3s on Saturday were the most he has made in a game this season. Slowly, but surely, he is developing into the stretch-four prototype that NBA scouts drool over. That was apparent on Saturday. Boatwright stepped into jumpers with confidence, was assertive offensively and active on the glass with seven rebounds. He made shots that he missed earlier in the year. He made moves that he didn’t attempt in November. “I feel totally more comfortable now,” Boatwright said. “It took me a couple of games to get comfortable out there. I’m feeling a lot better.” Senior forward Bennie Boatwright celebrates after shooting a 3-pointer against UCLA on Jan. 19 at the Galen Center. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) When asked about what the blowout rivalry win means for the team moving forward, Enfield did not hesitate to put the spotlight on Boatwright. “Bennie hadn’t played in eight months and you’ve seen, since mid-December, he’s a totally different player,” Enfield said. “Our team has improved, and [a] big part of that is Bennie Boatwright,” Enfield said.center_img “You can tell the maturity of the way he thinks about basketball and the way he sees things on the court is next-level,” Mathews said. “He’s changed tremendously. He’s changed his game, mentally, physically, so it’s great to see.” “I don’t think people understand how tough it is to come back from an injury,” Boatwright said. “When you don’t play basketball for a long time, it’s tough to get a rhythm. You’re not to go out there and score 20, 30 [points]. You’ve got to work your way up. It’s a tough process.” It might be time to start that conversation. Eighteen games into the season, Boatwright leads the Trojans in scoring at 17.3 points per game, shooting a career-high 39 percent from the 3-point range. After Boatwright dropped 21 points and five 3s in an emphatic 80-67 win over UCLA on Saturday at the Galen Center, the message was clear: “Bennie Buckets” is back. When men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield was asked before the season about senior forward Bennie Boatwright’s NBA prospects, he was adamant in his response: “We don’t even discuss the NBA.” Junior guard Jonah Mathews, a fellow captain who played against Boatwright in high school, sees the difference in Boatwright’s game. The two talk about basketball daily, and he has seen Boatwright develop this season. Mathews is not surprised. Having been familiar with Boatwright’s game since high school, Mathews always knew he was talented. “But when you have a knee injury like that, it can mess with you mentally,” Mathews said. “He got through it … Now, he’s back to ‘Bennie Buckets.’”last_img read more