Treasury Department has allowed Florida to deny more applicants and disburse a lower percentage of funds than other states, according to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. “Florida has the lowest homeowner admission rate of any Hardest Hit Fund state, one of the highest withdrawn application rates, and has consistently denied homeowners at higher rates than the national average,” reads the findings released Tuesday. For years, homeowners throughout Central Florida have voiced frustrations about trying to apply for the money, starting with a computer crash the day Florida rolled out its mortgage principal-reduction program in 2013 a time when the real estate market had started recovering from the crash that started in 2007. The Treasury Department responded to the findings by noting that no one found any fraud, waste or abuse in terms of spending the money. In addition, Florida has shown “significant progress” assisting homeowners in recent years and even pioneered new ways of distributing the funds to qualified applicants. It crafted new reverse-mortgage programs for seniors, new down-payment assistance programs for buyers and other programs, officials said. Zombie foreclosures create problems for sellers More than 3,700 houses in Metro Orlando are considered “zombie foreclosures” — properties abandoned by owners before banks reclaim them, a new report shows. More than 3,700 houses in Metro Orlando are considered “zombie foreclosures” — properties abandoned by owners before banks reclaim them, a new report shows. See more videos The special inspector’s office, though, criticized the Treasury for failing to set spending targets and goals that would have forced Florida to deliver assistance earlier on in the economic downturn. “Hardest Hit Fund Florida was slow in getting assistance to homeowners and lacked effectiveness during the first years of the program, which was the height of the crisis, when Florida homeowners needed it most,” the report stated. The Florida Housing Finance Corp.
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His nose was completely ripped off, but vets have hope for the 8-week-old beagle mix. His mom dug under a fence and ventured across railroad tracks in West Palm Beach. Her puppies followed. The mother and one of her puppies were hit and killed. Special survived. “He’s a very young puppy,” said Richard Hurt, a veterinary surgeon at Jupiter Veterinary Surgical Center. “He’s very timid and scared at this point and obviously he’s been through a lot of trauma.” Surgeons at Jupiter Veterinary Surgical Center will spend the next few weeks constructing a new nose for Special. “They are going to have to rebuild a whole new nose, put a whole new jaw in,” says Emily Pantelides of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. “It’s going to be a really difficult surgery, but we are lucky we have great partners like them here helping us.” Special will need a loving home in a few weeks.
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Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC) October 4, 2015 And now that they’ve shown up, Danny Kanell has jumped on the Gators bandwagon too. Florida might be the best team in the SEC #gators Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 4, 2015 3. Rebels handed a dose of their own medicine Ole Miss’ front four typically terrorizes opponents, and Ole Miss has been as opportunistic as anyone with 59 points off turnovers (No. 1 in the country entering Saturday). Florida’s defense attacked and punished the Ole Miss offense. That’s what it must feel like to play against Ole Miss. Here’s how bad it got: The Rebels had 36 explosive plays (20 yards or more) through their first four games of the season. Florida held them to just one. The Rebels entered Saturday averaging 7.63 yards per play (fifth in the country). The Gators kept them to 4.49. When explosive plays are infrequent, and the average play doesn’t gain much ground, it’s hard to make up for bad field position, and the Rebels started drives pinned too deep in their own territory to make up ground.
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West Palm Beach, located in Palm Beach County, is approximately 70 miles north of Miami. The library publishes a calendar on-line and in print form. Monarchy offers up a big-city dance club feel for those seeking the red carpet treatment. Also known as the Orchid City, West Palm Beach, la., is approximately an hour drive north of Miami, and features fishing and boating marinas on Clear Lake and the Lake Worth. Lincoln offers a dental assistant program for students who would like to enter the field of dentistry without having to obtain a doctorate. Or, head west toward Loxahatchee to the Lion Country Safari. The 342 guest rooms at Marriott include a flat-screen television, king-sized bed and complimentary access to wife Internet. Many of these story times feature creative themes like international stories. Tucked away behind a strip mall, it is well worth the detour. Probably not, but your child might benefit if he or she seems to be getting lost in translation in the public school system. The 10-month course also covers business aspects of running a dental office.
Fairways East amenities include a bar and restaurant, lighted tracks for night-time play, pull carts, putting greens, chipping area and a golf school. This fact is most likely due to the increased level of dedication of the parents who choose to send their children to private schools so they have every advantage. Blue Martini is a bar/night club chain with several locations throughout Florida. Pets are not allowed in tent and cabin sites. Jade Kitchen is open Mondays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended and accepted by telephone. MacArthur Beach State Park is open 365 days a year. The key is to do a little research before travelling to South Florida or before moving to the area permanently. Teachers in private schools often earn more and can be more dedicated when working with parents who are as equally dedicated to their children. You can search by gender, age and by the date you last saw the person. The Breakers, located in Palm Beach, is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and is less than five minutes driving distance from West Palm Beach.
City Commissioner Cory Neering said West Palm Beach’s review system will make sure that tickets aren’t unfairly issued only to certain people. “That’s a critically important piece,” Neering said. “We need to know who we are issuing civil citations to and who is arrested.” From 2010 to 2014, local law enforcement officers handled 7,571 cases of marijuana possession of 20 grams or less and 90 percent of the time that resulted in an arrest and going to jail, according to the county. Typically someone caught with the drug is taken to jail or given a notice to appear in court. First-time or low-level offenders often are sentenced to probation, drug treatment or some other diversion program as an alternative to additional jail time. Supporters of easing marijuana laws say the arrests add to jail costs, strain an already-bogged down court system and leave the people who are arrested facing a host of legal hurdles for a minor offense. If someone misses a court date or fails to pay a fine, then what started as a minor offense can mushroom into greater punishments that can follow someone for a lifetime. Lower-income residents, who can’t afford an attorney or have trouble getting to court, are particularly vulnerable to the escalating repercussions of a marijuana arrest, said Palm Beach County Public Defender Carey Haughwout, who supports the shift to civil citations. “It just becomes [a punishment] greater than it needs to be,” Haughwout said. “We should get these cases out of the criminal justice system.” Some residents in West Palm Beach have mixed emotions about the law. Debra Tempesta said she doesn’t want this law to be perceived as a decriminalization of marijuana.
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