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Swearengin: Downtown Fresno a crucial mission

Swearengin: Downtown Fresno a crucial mission Written by Gabriel Dillard Tuesday, 26 January 2010 08:41 On the eve of the Fresno City Council's decision on one of the most significant steps to downtown revitalization in a long time, Mayor Ashley Swearengin delivered a rousing pep talk to community leaders this morning. A sold-out crowd of more than 470 people were expected to hear Swearengin speak during The State of Downtown Breakfast, hosted by the Downtown Association of Fresno. The event was held at The Grand @ 1401 Fulton, located in the historic downtown Trade Center building. Swearengin ran down the litany of challenges facing downtown development, then offered a slate of solutions her and her staff are committed to offer. The "most important and urgent" is a $2.6 million contract being considered by the council at its Thursday meeting for consulting firm Elizabeth Moule & Stefanos Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, to complete

C.A.R. H.A.F. Mortgage Protection Program

EXTENDED INTO 2010! Due to the popularity of this program, the qualifying period has been extended to December 31, 2010 or when allocated funds have depleted, whichever occurs first. On April 2, 2009 the Housing Affordability Fund launched a new program designed to provide peace of mind to first-time buyers who are hesitant to enter the housing market due to concerns about potential job loss, and subsequently being unable to meet their monthly mortgage obligations. Qualifying buyers can receive up to $1,500 a month for up to six months in the event of job loss, a qualified co-buyer can also receive a $750 benefit for up to six months to help pay the mortgage. Funding for this program was made possible by the generous contributions of REALTORS® and supporters of the Housing Affordability Fund. Contributions to the Housing Affordability Fund are tax-deductible. To show your support of this and other p