“NoVA Foreclosure Network” funded by two WG members [News, 2.20]


FORECLOSURES
Northern Virginia groups to help prevent foreclosures (WBJ, 2/19) – The NoVa Foreclosure Network “is funded by a $25,000 grant from Bank of America and $10,000 from the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region…The network will create a cohesive marketing plan to make sure homeowners know about available counseling services, said Chuck Bean, executive director of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.

Analysts predict more DC area mortgage meltdowns (Examiner, 2/19) – “expected to be slammed by a second wave” … “The region has some of the highest rates of Alt-A mortgages in the nation”

SOCIAL SECTOR
Government Cutbacks Leave Faith-Based Services Hurting (WaPo, 2/20) – “In the Washington region, faith-based charities from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington to the Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Command are freezing job vacancies, postponing initiatives… ”
Charities Fear New Pay Limits Will Hurt Executive Donations (WSJ, 2/17) – Reminder to fearful charities: $20 from 1000 people is just as good as $20,000 from one.
‘Diversity’ regulation threatens to politicize philanthropy (Examiner, 2/19)
– Work for America: Nonprofits see applications rise (AP, 2/18)
Charities Now Seek Bankruptcy Protection (NYTimes, 2/19)
– Today’s the last day to nominate a social profit organization for Independent Sector’s American Express Building Leadership Award.

DISABILITIES
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation awards grants to support $3.2 million initiative focused on the full inclusion of young people with disabilities (2/18)

HUNGER
Newly Poor Swell Lines at Food Banks (NYTimes, 2/20)