NLIHC CEO Yentel, MHARR CEO Weiss, Black Minister React to new HUD

  • “As we think about housing in today’s world, the most important aspect should start with affordability. When home ownership is affordable, it has ancillary benefits,” said Rev. Donald Tye, Jr. to MHProNews.com.
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition CEO Diane Yentel, MHARR CEO Mark Weiss, Black Minister Rev Donald Tye, Jr. React to new HUD “Worst Case Housing” Needs Report, and comments by HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson.

    The number of households experiencing this “worst case housing” has increased by 41% since 2007 and by 66% since 2001. We are experiencing an affordable housing crisis of unprecedented proportions,” says a release from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC).

    Yentel thinks that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, is only partially correct in believing that public-private partnerships and relaxed regulations could fulfill the needs for more affordable rental housing.

    She said, “While fewer regulatory barriers to housing production would help in high cost markets where the rental supply is tight, the private market will never provide sufficient housing for the lowest income households.”

    Yentel wants the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) for higher wage earners to be changed, so that those dollars could pay for more federal housing programs.

    Other Options?

    Actively retired minister and businessman, Donald Tye, Jr., has a different perspective.  He wants to see ownership as the paradigm, not rental housing.

    He also points to an often overlooked option.

    As we think about housing in today’s world, the most important aspect should start with affordability.
    When home ownership is affordable, it has ancillary benefits
    ,” Rev. Tye said to MHProNews.

    Ownership builds character, competence, and integrity,” Tye said.

    One thing that is completely missed by politicians and prejudice towards manufactured housing is the tax benefit.”

    Tye and his wife raised their family in a factory-built home that was affordable. They paid it off completely in just a few years.  The home they bought in the early 1970s, located in a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood, is now worth about 4 times its original price, per Zillow

    Other homes like Tye’s were installed next to conventional housing, which also appreciated.

    What kind of home can someone buy today with low wages?  A manufactured home,” Tye states. 

    Aware of the prejudice and bigotry toward manufactured housing, Tye sees parallels to what happened in the civil rights movement. 

    He believes their own experience disproves the common misconceptions.  It’s as important to accept manufactured homes into neighborhoods where available buildable lots exist, as it was to accept blacks into previously all white neighborhoods. 

    There goes the neighborhood,” says Tye “was a fallacy with respect to the integration of people years ago, as it is with respect to the integration of housing types” today. 

    Third-party, university-level research bears out his belief.

    Affordable homeownership builds equity instead of rental receipts, he argues.  And in time, as homes are paid off, working and middle-class Americans can afford more than they could achieve by just renting.

    Plus, Tye stresses, instead of being a tax burden, that household becomes a tax benefit to the community.

    Stars like millionaire performer Kid Rock, notes Tye, have celebrated their own manufactured home. Recent reports of billionaires who own single-section manufactured homes as a getaway may also help change outdated and flawed perceptions.

    HUD Secretary Carson

    Secretary Carson has said several times in recent weeks that home owners have an average net worth of some $200,000.  Renting households?  They only have a $5,000 average net worth, Carson said.

    While Carson has spoken favorably about manufactured homes in rural areas, he has not yet publicly commented on their use in urban settings. Yet it is his agency that has jurisdiction over federally regulated manufactured housing.

    That is something Tye and others wants to see Carson address.  More important, he wants to see that option become more available in urban and suburban settings.

    Industry CEO Weighs In

    There are steps that HUD could take today to increase the availability of safe, decent and affordable housing for American families without spending a dime of taxpayer money,” said Mark Weiss, JD.

    Weiss is the president and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), which like the NLIHC, is based in Washington, D.C.

    Studies undertaken by HUD itself, show that HUD regulated manufactured housing is the nation’s most affordable housing, surpassing even rentals” in affordability, Weiss told MHProNews.

    Weiss wants to see manufactured homes fully incorporated into HUD’s programs.  He also wants to see existing law applied. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both broadly said that they will “enforce the law,” and are in the “promise keeping business.”

    What Weiss wants is for precisely that to happen for manufactured housing, so that millions more can be served. Over time, that would reduce costs to taxpayers.

    Weiss laid out his bullets as follows.

    By more fully:

    • incorporating manufactured housing into all of HUD’s housing programs;
    • by advancing and facilitating the acceptance of manufactured housing within HUD and by government at all levels, as already required by law;
    • by eliminating unnecessary and non-cost-effective federal regulation; by preventing the discriminatory exclusion of manufactured housing by rogue jurisdictions, using powers already provided by existing law, and, most importantly:
    • by putting the HUD manufactured housing program under the direction of a qualified appointee, as provided by law,

    HUD could elevate and reinvigorate an existing public – private sector program capable of providing inherently affordable housing for millions of Americans at virtually no cost.”

    The full report by Soheyla Kovach on MHProNews.com is available at this link here. ##

    (Photo caption: home in the photo is an Energy Star ™ rated manufactured home built by Sunshine Homes, Red Bay, AL. Other credits are as shown in the photo collage.)

    About LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC – DBA MHLivingNews and MHProNews.

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    Historical novelist, David Harry Tannenbaum, explores the world of a Nazi camp survivor in his new novel

  • “After graduation, while doing charity work in New Jersey, I met a man who had his concentration camp number tattooed on his arm,”
  • Summary: Out of the Depths details the before, after and in between rollercoaster of emotions for Tannenbaum’s character

    South Padre Island, TX: David Harry Tannenbaum’s gripping historic novel about the Holocaust was 40 years in the making.

    “Amazingly, although I am Jewish, I didn’t know anything about the Holocaust until law school,” says Tannenbaum. In law school, he read cases stemming from the Nuremburg Trials. That’s when Tannenbaum first became familiar with the horrors of the Nazi World War II concentration camps that ended the lives of millions of people simply because they were Jewish or because the Nazi government perceived them as a threat.

    “After graduation, while doing charity work in New Jersey, I met a man who had his concentration camp number tattooed on his arm,” continues Tannenbaum in a recent interview about the Pittsburgh launch of his latest book. That information started a four-decade long journey of learning about the Holocaust by writing of Out of the Depths, the account of a fictional Holocaust survivor, Dr. Bernard Helgman.

    After the war, Tannenbaum’s lead character becomes a brilliant pediatric surgeon in the United States. Helgman left Auschwitz behind, but he could never forget the horrors he experienced, and the actions he took to remain alive while a prisoner.

    Tannenbaum’s spellbinding account of life after the Holocaust explores Helgman’s struggle with survivor’s guilt that leaves his personal life in shambles. His life gets worse when another victim from that dark chapter of history recognizes Helgman and exposes him for participating in sadistic experiments on camp prisoners.

    Tannenbaum brilliantly explores the unresolved, and perhaps unresolvable, trauma that follows a man long after he leaves the barbed wire fence behind. Survivor’s guilt is now a recognized emotional and psychological condition that sometimes follows military personnel home from the war. The term started to be used after World War I when doctors were seeing similar anxiety symptoms in Holocaust survivors that they observed in soldiers who survived combat or citizens who survived natural disasters, terrorist attacks, plane crashes and sudden loss of jobs.

    Tannenbaum’s Dr. Helgman character is haunted by dark memories and remorse. Though not even an adult yet when assigned to work in the camp infirmary, he was forced to assist the SS doctors in their gruesome experiments. His Jewish face was often the last one a victim saw before being subjected to horrific atrocities.  Helgman’s struggle to put Auschwitz behind him is a powerful story of our human drive to survive whatever life throws our way.

    Out of the Depths, published by, Red Engine Press, is available in E-book format at Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks. The print version is available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere.

    To learn more about David Harry Tannenbaum, Out of the Depths and his other books, go to http://DavidHarryAuthor.com.

     

    For more on the publisher visit http://RedEnginePress.com 

    To reach David Tannenbaum or to schedule an interview:

    Contact publicist Sandy Lawrence:

    281.989.8892

    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com

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    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
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    Award-winning Historic novelist, David Tannenbaum’s Out of the Depths addresses Survivor’s Guilt

  • “It is moving and surprising,” said Bairnsfather. “I don’t often come upon fiction that speaks deeply into the psychological experience after the war and into the struggle to live what I think of as a “normal life.”
  • Summary: Author David Tannenbaum tackles the Holocaust where his featured character is torn by all he has seen and survived

    21 February, 2017 – South Padre Island, TX: David Tannenbaum’s 8th novel, Out of the Depths is the story about a Holocaust survivor’s attempts to leave the past behind and live a productive life in the present.

    Out of the Depths recently won First Place for fiction at the annual The (Pittsburgh) Authors’ Zone (TAZ) awards. Tannenbaum also earned high praise for his work from Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, Director of the Pittsburgh Holocaust Museum where his book was officially launched in October.

    “It is moving and surprising,” said Bairnsfather. “I don’t often come upon fiction that speaks deeply into the psychological experience after the war and into the struggle to live what I think of as a “normal life.”

    Out of the Depths follows brilliant pediatric surgeon, Dr. Bernard Helgman where his private life is hell – a hell fueled by guilt over his presence in a Nazi concentration camp infirmary while sadistic experiments were performed on fellow prisoners. Bernard’s career is thrown into shambles when, decades later, a survivor recognizes and confronts him.

    Tannenbaum’s exquisite novel explores the many losses of a Holocaust survivor, and his lonely struggle to find a meaningful “after Auschwitz” life. Pathos, humor and tragic love is woven into a powerful story of survivor’s guilt. Set aside some time and a box of tissues, you will need both.

    Out of the Depths, published by Red Engine Press, is available in E-book format at Amazon Kindle. Watch for his upcoming Kindle Direct Promotion. The print version is available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere.

    To learn more about Tannenbaum, Out of the Depths and his seven other novels, go to http://DavidHarryAuthor.com.           

     

    ABOUT DAVID TANNENBAUM

    David Harry Tannenbaum and his wife Mary live on South Padre Island with their dog Franco. When he isn’t writing, David enjoys kayaking, biking, and traveling. If David is off the island, he, Mary and Franco can usually be found enjoying their old stomping ground of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    To reach David Tannenbaum or to schedule an interview:

    Contact publicist Sandy Lawrence at 281.989.8892

    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


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    Jeffrey Phillips of Phoenix Law Firm PhillipsDayesLaw.com Sets A New Record For Handling Overtime Cases In 2016

    Summary:Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC settles a record $3.0 million overtime case in 2016.

    Phillip Dayes‚ the leading law firm specializing in providing justice for victims of workplace discrimination has settled $3.0 million worth overtime cases in 2016 alone. The law firm which is known for their sharp legal acumen has been fighting cases of cheating of employees by unscrupulous employers for many years now with an impressive record of success.

    “We are delighted to announce that we have been able to successfully settle overtime case worth a huge $3 million in 2016‚” says the spokesperson for the company. “We have been making employees aware of their rightful claim to overtime pay. Our experienced lawyers are familiar with the usual tricks that employers use to deny workers the right wages for their efforts.”

    Over the years‚ Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC has emerged as the best legal resource for employees battling overtime lawsuits. According to the legal hawk eyes of the firm‚ workers are entitled to certain rights including the right to overtime pay to the  tune of 1.5 times of their hourly wages if they work for more than 40 hours in a work week.

    Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC is a firm believer in the philosophy of offering top quality legal services and combining it with the all the resources needed to protect the rights of workers. They are experts in employment law and have been representing the rights of employees in Arizona, Utah, and California for many years now.

    The employment law specialists are acknowledged as the best in this area of law and have the experience‚ knowledge, and passion required to tackle even complex cases with ease. They have helped many workers fight for the fair compensation and have provided justice to those who have been wronged by their employers.

    Defending the rights of mistreated employees is what the law firm has been focusing on for many years now. Their experience helps them understand the unique concerns associated with this area of law so that they can address these concerns better. The expert lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC believe that clients deserve to be treated with the dignity and respect. They make it a point to know each client on a personal level and understand the circumstances for which they are seeking specialized legal assistance.

    Apart from being experienced overtime lawsuit attorneys‚ the employment law attorneys also deal with cases related to employment discrimination‚ debt harassment‚ and dangerous drugs.

    This allows us to help our clients make educated decisions about the proceedings that will affect their lives, and we feel that this is the determining factor that has led to our success.

    For more information‚ visit http://www.phillipsdayeslaw.com

    About Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC:
    The Phillips Dayes Law Firm is committed to helping all those who have been injured by the actions of another in the state of Arizona. The personal injury attorneys at the Phillips Law Group have a wealth of knowledge and experience in auto injury claims, premises liability, dangerous drug litigation, medical malpractice and product liability claims.

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Phillips Dayes National Employment Law Firm PC

    Email: info@phillipsdayeslaw.com
    Phone No: (800) 917-4000
    Address: 3101 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE
    City: Phoenix
    State: Arizona
    Country: United States
    Website: http://www.phillipsdayeslaw.com


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    New York Public Relations Firm Credited With Helping Nick Hillary Get Exonerated After Being Accused of Murder

  • “Mark Goldman and Ryan McCormick were game changers in this case. They orchestrated an incredibly effective media relations campaign on behalf of Nick Hillary which began over a year ago. As a result of their efforts in bringing national attention to this case, we were able to garner crucial legal and financial support so desperately needed.” Said Mani Tafari, Nick Hillary’s Civil Attorney.
  • Summary:Former college soccer coach Oral “Nick” Hillary was found not guilty today in the murder of Garrett Phillips, the 12-year-old son of his ex-girlfriend. New York based public relations agency Goldman McCormick (www.goldmanmccormick.com) is being credited with helping Hillary get exonerated.

    “This morning I stood at the precipice of either spending the next fifteen years-to-life in prison or finally going home to my family. Goldman McCormick PR is a big reason why I’m going home to my family.” Said Nick Hillary.

    “Mark Goldman and Ryan McCormick were game changers in this case. They orchestrated an incredibly effective media relations campaign on behalf of Nick Hillary which began over a year ago. As a result of their efforts in bringing national attention to this case, we were able to garner crucial legal and financial support so desperately needed.” Said Mani Tafari, Nick Hillary’s Civil Attorney.

    Goldman McCormick PR created an online newsroom called Truth For Nick Hillary (www.truthfornickhillary.com) which kept the media updated frequently on the facts and latest developments in the case. They also provided media training for both Nick Hillary and his legal counsel.

    “We couldn’t he happier to see Nick Hillary be exonerated today. We always believed he was innocent. This is one of the most fulfilling campaigns we’ve ever worked on and we’d love the opportunity to work on similar campaigns in the future.” Said Mark Goldman, Co-Founder of Goldman McCormick Public Relations.      

    Founded in 2010, Goldman McCormick Public Relations specializes in legal PR as well as PR for doctors, financial experts, authors, and psychologists. Co-Founders Mark Goldman and Ryan McCormick are both former TV & Radio producers who regularly appear in the media offering insights on reputation management.

    For all media queries, please call Goldman McCormick PR at 516-639-0988.

     

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Goldman McCormick Public Relations
    Contact Person: Mark Goldman
    Email: mark@goldmanmccormick.com
    Phone No: 516-639-0988
    State: New York
    Country: United States

    Website Url: www.goldmanmccormick.com


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    New Website For Convicted University of Virginia Varsity Lacrosse Player George W. Huguely Will Offer Latest Case Updates & Greater Media Accessibility

    Summary:Family & Friends of convicted University of Virginia Varsity lacrosse player George W. Huguely have created a website: www.truthforgeorge.com. The site presents a plethora of information showing why Huguely was not only innocent but, provides both the public and media the latest updates in his case.

    Family & Friends of convicted University of Virginia Varsity lacrosse player George W. Huguely have created a website: www.truthforgeorge.com. The site presents a plethora of information showing why Huguely was not only innocent but, provides both the public and media the latest updates in his case. 

    “Six years have passed since the terrible tragedy of May 3rd.  As a mother, I have no words to describe the profound sense of loss I have felt at Yeardley Love’s passing. Neither, do I have words for the pain I feel for my son’s incarceration. The Truth for George website ensures that public and those in the legal system remain aware that my Son is innocent.” Said Hugely’s Mother Marta Murphy. 

    On Wednesday July 20 at 3:30 pm, the parties in the Estate of Yeardley Love v. George Huguely, V, civil wrongful death lawsuit appeared before the Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia to argue whether the factual positions taken by Sharon Love in related litigation in Maryland is binding on her in the Virginia case. 

    “I think the most important think Sharon Love has done is to acknowledge that two themes in the original media narrative are simply wrong.  First, George never said that he banged Yeardley’s head into the wall.  And all the available evidence suggests that he did not.  Second, this was not, ‘the worst crime scene ever’. Our Truth For George website provides documents, statements, and even frequent media updates.” Said Huguelys Attorney Matthew Green. 

    More information about George W. Huguely’s case can be found at www.truthforgeorge.com 

    For all interviews, please call Ryan McCormick of Goldman McCormick PR (www.goldmanmccormick.com) at 516-901-1103

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Goldman McCormick
    Contact Person: Ryan McCormick
    Email: Ryan@goldmanmccormick.com
    Phone No: 516-901-1103
    Country: United States
    Website Url: http://www.goldmanmccormick.com


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    VirtualTone Communication Solutions Introduces VTONE ULTRA

  • “Companies should not have to waste important resources like time and money searching for a communication system that only meets a portion of their business needs,” Jay Gubert, Vice-President of VirtualTone, says. “Our company provides a complete managed communication solution that grows with you.”
  • Summary:VirtualTone introduces perfect solution for companies with multiple offices, multiple locations and staff with the same features as a large company and space to grow

    ALVIN, TX: Trusted telecommunication provider VirtualTone is pleased to introduce its latest solution, VTONE ULTRA.  VTONE ULTRA offers a unique internet-based communication system that caters to all types of businesses.  It includes over a hundred features that customers can choose from to customize their phone system to respond to their needs.

    “Companies should not have to waste important resources like time and money searching for a communication system that only meets a portion of their business needs,” Jay Gubert, Vice-President of VirtualTone, says. “Our company provides a complete managed communication solution that grows with you.”

    VTONE ULTRA comes with fifteen standard lines, expandable to 50; and have 50 devices on the system from video, hard and soft phones and much more; unlimited inbound and local outbound dialing; unlimited extensions; and more. Standard features also include: voice-to-email; scheduled conference calling; mobility options; easy web-based administration; faxing capabilities; video calling; hold music; plus, additional, customized features.

    To learn more about VirtualTone’s VTone Ultra, visit www.virtualtone.com/vtone-ultra.html.  

    About VirtualTone

    VirtualTone, established in 1998, specializes in offering the best communication solutions for business of all sizes, including small start-ups to enterprise level call centers. Offering a fully dedicated hosted VoIP solution, VirtualTone gives businesses the versatility and customization that come with an on premise phone system, all at a hosted solution’s price point.

     VirtualTone takes pride in providing state of the art voice and data services that allows enterprises to consolidate their communications. The company goes the extra mile every day to provide its customers with the service and support required to make their communication system work.

     To learn more about VirtualTone, its products and services go to www.virtualtone.net or call 1-888-755-6864.

    To reach VirtualTone or to schedule an interview:
    Contact publicist Sandy Lawrence
    281.989.8892
    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States

    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


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