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HUD Awards $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters caused a record $306 billion in damages to the United States in 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With the next hurricane season fast approaching, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on ...

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Counsel’s Corner: Roy A. Diaz, SHD Legal Group

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. Roy A. Diaz is the Managing Shareholder of SHD Legal Group, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. ...

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Serious Delinquencies Spike in Texas, Florida

Except for in the hurricane-hit states of Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, delinquency rates across the U.S. declined in November 2017 on a year-over-year basis, according to the Loan Performance Insights Report released by CoreLogic on Tuesday. The report examines ...

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Florida Ends Housing Aid Program With $88 Million Unspent

On Wednesday, the state of Florida ended three programs designed to distribute federal housing aid funds, all under the banner of the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF). While that in itself would be noteworthy, the decision to end the programs is ...

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Legal Update: Focus on FEMA and Foreclosures

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. During the week of September 4, 2017, most Floridians sought shelter and boarded homes and businesses in anticipation of a direct hit by then-Category 5 Hurricane ...

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Navigating Safe Harbors and HOAs

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals (Fourth DCA) recently affirmed the extension of safe harbor protection provided to homeowner’s associations under §720.3085(2)(c), Florida Statute, to ...

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Puerto Rico Evacuees Exacerbating Florida Housing Crisis

Update: This story has been updated to note FEMA's extension of the TSA program for Puerto Rico evacuees. Over three months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, half of the island’s 3.4 million citizens are ...

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HUD Relief Coming to Florida and Texas, But When?

With thousands of uninsured or underinsured homeowners trying to rebuild after this year’s natural disasters, how is HUD’s grant money being disbursed, and what does it mean for those affected?

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Florida Bill Would Expand Lienholders’ Rights

The legislation would allow lienholders to use certain documents from the defendant’s bankruptcy case as evidence that the intention was to surrender the property.

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