The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Limited is an investment institution that invest in sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, construction, leisure and hotels, sugar, property development, transport, commerce, and information, communications and technology. The company is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius and holds as well as manages securities in the Republic of Mauritius. The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Jan 24, 2018 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Africa, Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT People Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has paid tribute to the legendary trumpeter and anti-apartheid campaigner Hugh Masekela, who died Tuesday. He was 78. Masekela was described in one obituary as “one of the world’s finest and most distinctive horn players, whose performing on trumpet and flugelhorn mixed jazz with South African styles and music from across the African continent and diaspora.” But he will also be remembered for his 30-year campaign against apartheid during his exile from South Africa.Read the entire article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Archbishop of Cape Town’s tribute to anti-apartheid hero and trumpeter Hugh Masekela Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Obituary, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
Housing Projects 25 Green / Luciano Pia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/609260/25-green-luciano-pia Clipboard Architects: Luciano Pia Area Area of this architecture project Area: 7500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Beppe Giardino+ 42 Share Photographs: Beppe Giardino Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHousing•Torino, Italy ArchDaily “COPY” Year: Manufacturers: BertolottoStructural Engineer:Giovanni VercelliEnergy Project:Andrea CagniGreen Project:Stefania Naretto, Chiara Otella, LINEEVERDICity:TorinoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Beppe GiardinoRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. A new house has put down its roots in Turin. Its structure is in steel and it looks like a forest where trees are rooted in terraces with irregular shapes, ponds are crossed by footings and lush gardens cover the roofs. The building has been thought as a living forest, a house on the trees like the houses children dream of and sometimes build.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThe project comes from the necessity of making a residential building to complement a block featured by lack of homogeneity and heterogeneous prospects. The aim of the project is both the construction of the block perimeter with a continuous façade and the making of a filter between the internal inhabited space and the streets. The project wants to create a flowing and smooth transition space to soften the passage from the inside to the outside where the space is always enjoyable. The smooth and changeable transition is emphasized by a targeted use of the green and the building materials so to create a structure which is compact and distinct but also transparent, mutable and enjoyable.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoIt is a special building because it is alive: it grows up, it breaths and it changes since 150 trees with tall trunks cover its terraces. Together with 50 trees planted in the court garden they produce oxygen, absorb carbonic anhydride, cut down air pollution, protect from noise, follow the natural cycle of Seasons, grow up day after day and create a perfect microclimate inside the building so diminuishing the fall and rise in temperature in summertime and wintertime.Save this picture!Level 0The streeps in solid wood that floor the terraces filter the sunlight in summer, while in winter they let the light break into the house. The wainscot in larch shingles is a sort of soft and vibrant surface. The metal structures look like trees and they “grow” from the groundfloor to the roof while holding up the wooden planking of the terraces: they become entwined with the vegetation to form a unique façade.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoOne of the aims of the project is the increase of the energetic efficiency and for this reason several integrated solutions have been adopted: continuous insulation, sun protection, heating and cooling systems which make use of the geothermal energy with heat pumps and recycling of the falling rain to water the green.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThere are 63 residential units in the building and they are all different and fitted with wide terraces of irregular shapes that surround the trees. The last floor is covered with private green roofs .Save this picture!Section 3The green is diversified: big vases on the terraces, court gardens, green walls and roof gardens just in front of the lofts.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoIn the vases there are trees or shrubs of different heights from 2.5 m. to 8 m. Deciduous species have been planted to have sun irradiation in wintertime too. The choise of the species , even if diversified according to the different needs, has been made to grant a variety of leaves, colours and flowering.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoWhen all the green is fully blooming it gives the feeling of living in a tree house. You can dream of a house or live in a dream!Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Assinie-Mafia Church / Koffi & Diabaté ArchitectesSelected Projects59BTP-House / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Via Gabriele Chiabrera, 25, 10126 Torino, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs 2012 25 Green / Luciano PiaSave this projectSave25 Green / Luciano Pia Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/609260/25-green-luciano-pia Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLuciano PiaOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingResidentialTurinTorinoItalyPublished on March 13, 2015Cite: “25 Green / Luciano Pia” 13 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Stanford shares alumni giving research Howard Lake | 26 October 2000 | News Read @Stanford and Alumni Giving and find out more from the Stanford University Director of Market Research. Tip: Adrian Beney, University of Durham 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jerold Pearson, Director of Market Research at Stanford University, has published a valuable archive of research reports on relations with alumni. For example, they have looked at how e-mail newsletters have related to giving by alumni. Their September 2000 report @Stanford and Alumni Giving focused exclusively on that issue.The University e-mailed 36,398 addresses. They knew that 92% of all alumni had an e-mail address, including almost three-quarters of alumni 60 or older. Pearson found that “a greater percentage of recipients [of the e-mail newsletter] than non-recipients made a gift (to any non-hospital Stanford designation) in FY2000.”The e-mail newsletter appeared particularly successful in re-activating lapsed donors. “Among lapsed donors (those who had made a gift prior to, but not in, FY99), 32% of recipients made a gift in FY2000 ” compared to 22% of non-recipients.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Howard Lake | 13 July 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In 2009, the Trust is only inviting applications from organisations with annual income below €500,000.The Trust has one deadline for these programmes in 2009 — Friday, 11th September, 2009. Successful grantees will receive their grants in October. The Trust office will be closed from mid June to mid August 2009.www.ssgt.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The St Stephen’s Green Trust in Dublin is now inviting applications for organisations working with people who are homeless, with prisoners / ex-prisoners and Travellers.Grants levels are generally from €1,000 to €12,000. In 2008 the average grant was €5,200. The Trust accepts applications from voluntary or community organisations, with a CHY or XR (NI) number.The Trust will consider project or core costs. The Trust generally makes one-off annual grants, although 2 year applications may be successful in particular circumstances. Advertisement Grants offered for homeless, prisoners and travellers Tagged with: Funding Ireland
Ahmed Mohamed is a ninth-grader of Sudanese descent who attended MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. When he brought a digital clock he had made to his classroom on Sept. 14, police interrogated him, arrested him, took him away in handcuffs and fingerprinted him. The school administration suspended him for three days. Jakobe Sanden and Ahmed MohamedWhy did this traumatic event happen to a young man considered by many to be a brilliant inventor? From initial reports, school officials, including Mohamed’s English teacher, said the clock looked like a “bomb.” Telling teachers it was not a bomb did not prevent the young student’s arrest. However, the truth began to come out within days — this 14-year-old was targeted due to his nationality and his Muslim faith. Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, the youth’s father, stated that his son was a victim of Islamophobia. “He just wants to invent good things for mankind. But because his name is Mohamed and because of September 11, I think my son got mistreated.” (Washington Post, Sept. 16)The Irving police, who continually asked him about his name during their interrogation, stated that Ahmed will be not charged with any crime. However, they have not offered a public apology; neither have school officials. In a statement justifying Mohamed’s arrest, Lesley Weaver, Irving Independent School District spokesperson, wrote, “We always ask our students and staff to immediately report if they observe any suspicious items and/or suspicious behavior. If something is out of the ordinary, the information should be reported immediately to a school administrator and/or the police so it can be addressed right away. We will always take necessary precautions to protect our students and keep our school community as safe as possible.” (WaPo) It’s outrageous that a student bringing an invention to school was deemed a “threat.” However, there has been a lot of support and solidarity on Twitter at the hashtag #IstandwithAhmed, including from President Barack Hussein Obama, who has faced racism due to his name.Indigenous youth targetedAhmed Mohamed is not the only youth of color who has been demonized by racism recently. Jakobe Sanden, a 7-year-old Indigenous youth, was sent to the principal’s office at his school in Santa Clara, Utah, during the week of Sept. 14 for having a traditional Mohawk haircut worn by his people, the Seneca Nation. Rex Wilkey, the assistant superintendent for primary education, wrote that Sanden’s haircut was “possibly in violation of the school district student grooming policy.” (WaPo, Sept. 19)Ironically, the name of Sanden’s school is “Arrowhead,” another example of racist stereotypical names and images of Native people used notably by professional sports teams in Washington, D.C., and Cleveland. What happened to Jakobe is a current reminder of what happened to so many Native children starting in the late 19th century, who were forced to attend racist, Westernized schools in an attempt to rob them of their culture and heritage. These schools were an extension of U.S. genocidal policy based on the theft of Indigenous lands to expand capitalism in the West. Seneca Nation Tribal Councilor William Canella wrote a letter to the school district’s superintendent that reads, in part, “It is common for Seneca boys to wear a Mohawk because after years of discrimination and oppression, they are proud to share who they are. It’s disappointing that your school does not view diversity in a positive manner, and it is our hope that Jakobe does not suffer from any discrimination by the school administration or faculty as a result of his hair cut.” (WaPo, Sept. 19)Such abuse suffered by Jakobe and Ahmed at their young ages can cause long-term psychological damage as adults.Jakobe should be defended and supported for exhibiting his right to express pride in his Indigenous roots, as should Ahmed for his right to be Muslim without fear of reprisal. The racist war against children, no matter their nationality, religion, status or age, can take many forms. Take the example of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African-American youth who was ruthlessly, fatally shot in Cleveland last November by white police officers. His crime? Having a fake BB gun. Tamir has become a poster child for the Black Lives Matter movement.What ties millions of youth like Ahmed, Jakobe and Tamir together is that this capitalist system offers no viable future for them. For this reason alone, it cannot be reformed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Receive email alerts News UgandaAfrica April 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government could target Facebook and Twitter on eve of new protests January 13, 2021 Find out more News UgandaAfrica RSF_en Follow the news on Uganda Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Reporters Without Borders urges the Ugandan authorities to respect freedom of expression and not obstruct online social networks and news media on the eve of new opposition demonstrations. It would be dangerous for the government to make unjustified use of protection of national security as grounds for controlling information.The role of that Facebook and Twitter are playing in providing the public with information about current developments is all the more important given the restrictions that have been placed on journalists trying to cover the demonstrations.The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) tried to block access to social networks on 14 April, when “Walk to Work” demonstrations were held in several cities in protest against food and gasoline price hikes. In a letter (copy attached) signed by Quinto Ojok (standing in for the executive director), the UCC ordered 10 telecom companies “to block the use of Facebook and Tweeter for 24 hours as of now, that is 14th April 2011 at 3.30 pm.”The grounds given for the order was “a request from the security agencies that there is need to minimize the use of the media that may escalate violence to the public in respect of the ongoing situation due to the demonstration relating to ‘Walk to Work’.”UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi told Reuters yesterday that he was ready to give fresh orders to block Facebook and Twitter locally if they were used “to fan unrest.” The day before, thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the arrests of opposition leader Kizza Besigye and other demonstrators, who were accused of inciting violence.Reached by telephone, Mutabazi told Reporters Without Borders he would cut off access to Facebook and Twitter only if it had to be done to protect the public. He said his statements should be seen as an appeal to Ugandans to be take care not to use social networks to issue calls for hatred or violence. “The freedom to live is more important than the freedom to express oneself,” he added.As a regulator, the UCC cannot block websites without help from Internet services providers. The 14 April letter was sent to Broadband (U), Foris Telecom Uganda and Infocom, with copies to Orange Uganda, Uganda Telecom, MTN Uganda, Warid Telecom, Airtel Uganda, Africaonline Uganda and ZAfsat Communications. Reporters Without Borders has told some of these companies that it opposes social networks being disconnected in a unilateral and abusive manner.The blocking that the UCC ordered on 14 April was not implemented by all the companies concerned. Some requested clarification. Some said they got the letter too late. And some simply refused to comply. MTN Uganda, one of the leading ISPs, announced on Twitter on 15 April that it would not carry out the order: “@MTNUGANDACARE: @StoneAtwine Our stand is clear. We are not closing down FB or Twitter. Thanks.” Some users nonetheless experienced disruptions for several hours. Different information has been circulating about the ISPs involved.Local NGOs have accused the security forces of using excessive violence to disperse demonstrators – charges rejected by the government.The Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) has condemned the restrictions imposed by the government on journalists, who have been denied access to hospitals and certain places linked to the demonstrations. Around 10 journalists have been injured and have had equipment damaged while covering the protests, which began on 11 April. An armed forces spokesman apologized publicly.Several sources have separately said that a UCC directive has also banned TV and radio stations from providing live coverage of the “Walk to Work” protests.Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the restrictions that the Ugandan government is imposing on freedom of expression.“The authorities must not confuse the event itself with coverage of the event,” Reporters Without Borders said. “When media cover demonstrations, they are not taking part in them; they are simply doing their job of reporting the news. The media must not be prevented from working and journalists must not be obstructed.”Photo : Joseph Kiggundu June 4, 2021 Find out more Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election Organisation to go further News Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily News Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more
News January 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigation into journalist’s murder entrusted to judicial police NigeriaAfrica Receive email alerts June 10, 2021 Find out more to go further January 28, 2021 Find out more Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms News February 8, 2021 Find out more Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Organisation Help by sharing this information News The investigation into the murder of Paul Abayomi Ogundeji, journalist on the privately-owned daily Thisday, and member of its editorial committee, has been handed to the judicial police, regional authorities in Lagos State said on 20 January.The journalist was shot dead in the Dopemu district of the capital Lagos on 17 August 2008 as he was returning home in his car.Police said that Abayomi Ogundeji was killed by armed men who blocked the road and told him to open his car door, opening fire when he refused. Local residents who witnessed the shooting said however that there was a dispute between the journalist and several police officers manning a roadblock and the officers shot him when he tried to continue his journey.“Only a thorough and independent investigation can lift the doubts surrounding the death of Paul Abayomi Ogundeji”, Reporters Without Borders said. “It is essential that the killers be identified and convicted in order to protect Nigerian journalists, who are subjected to repeated violence,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.———————-21.08.08 – Journalist murdered in unclear circumstances in LagosReporters Without Borders is saddened and dismayed by the murder of Paul Abayomi Ogundeji, a reporter for the privately-owned daily Thisday and a member of its editorial board. He was gunned down in Lagos on 17 August, less than two years after Godwin Agbroko, the chairman of its editorial board, was killed in similar circumstances.The press freedom organisation wrote today to police commissioner Ali Amadu of the Special Investigation Unit, who is in charge of the case, asking him to ensure that the investigation is “credible and transparent” and that all leads are followed up, including information provided to the inspector general of police by Thisday managing director Eniola Bello indicating the possible involvement of police officers.According to initial police information, Ogundeji was shot dead in the Lagos neighbourhood of Dopemu at around 11 p.m. as he was returning home by car. Gunmen were said to have blocked his way, told him to open his car door, and opened fire when he refused.However, in his petition to the inspector general, Bello quoted an alleged statement by a policeman that Ogundeji ignored police orders to stop at a police checkpoint before getting himself killed. The 19 August issues of two independent dailies, The Punch and The Nigerian Compass, quoted an unidentified source as saying he saw uniformed police officers shoot Ogundeji.Police commissioner Amadu met with the staff of Thisday yesterday, assured them that he realised the seriousness of this evidence and appealed to anyone with information that could help the investigation to come forward.Ogundeji had worked for a range of Nigerian newspapers including The Guardian, The Punch, The Comet and The Week. He had just joined Thisday’s editorial board after stepping down as press spokesman for Femi Pedro, the former deputy governor of Lagos state, who was the opposition Labour Party’s candidate in last year’s general elections. Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria NigeriaAfrica Follow the news on Nigeria News RSF_en
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Seth Welborn As the nation continues working to adapt to the ongoing consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, both government agencies and industry stakeholders are working diligently to ensure stability and assist struggling homeowners. Some solutions put forward have included foreclosure suspensions, forbearance programs, and other forms of mortgage relief. On Friday, the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA), a nonpartisan organization driven by senior executive representation from the nation’s leading mortgage servicing organizations, released a proposal outlining their recommended steps in the light of some of these announced governmental programs.The opening of the proposal states:The announcement of foreclosure moratoriums in response to COVID-19 has led to a growing concern of servicers being able to advance funds due to liquidity constraints. To address these concerns, and to introduce ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of moratoriums, the National Mortgage Servicing Association announced a proposal today to ensure that the up to $100 billion in liquidity necessary to provide payment relief for up to 12 million Ginnie Mae homeowners is secured.In a statement, Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global, said, “With these extraordinary times, we recognize that the Federal government must work to present unprecedented solutions. To that end, the National Mortgage Servicing Association has assembled several strategic recommendations designed to help ensure liquidity to the banks, avoid the impact of unintended consequences, and protect American homeowners. We look forward to working with all stakeholders toward bringing our nation through this difficult time.”NMSA’s proposal outlines how Ginnie Mae programs, which include residential mortgage loans guaranteed by FHA, VA, and USDA, play a crucial role in the housing market by serving low-to-moderate income, communities of color, first-time homebuyers, and rural and veteran mortgage borrowers who typically do not qualify for conforming or bank loans and may be especially vulnerable during periods of economic stress, including the present COVID-19 pandemic.The proposal suggests that these borrowers could be assisted by a standard forbearance program, allowing them to defer interest and principal payments for up to six months, which is broadly consistent with proposed actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic on the part of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Failing to support Ginnie Mae borrowers risks contributing to a downturn in the housing market and would put at risk the guaranty funds at FHA, VA, and USDA to the extent that higher delinquency and foreclosure-related losses emerge over time.The NMSA also notes that this liquidity could be provided by the Federal Reserve through its 13(3) program and would be repaid after the six-month forbearance program ends.“There would be no direct cost to the Federal Government,” the NMSA proposal states. “The losses associated with borrowers who are not able to resume payments would be absorbed by the respective guaranty funds. Without the 13(3) program or other federally backed financing mortgage servicers would not be able to advance funds to Ginnie Mae bondholders, which would risk further disruption to the US mortgage and housing market.”The NMSA suggests that Ginnie Mae, whose borrowers account for almost 20% of the mortgage market, would benefit from amending the Ginnie Mae acknowledgement agreement to permit separate financing of advances, which is the standard practice at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and private mortgage investors.You can read the NMSA’s proposal in full by clicking here. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus Ginnie Mae HOUSING NMSA March 20, 2020 1,716 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Coronavirus Ginnie Mae HOUSING NMSA 2020-03-20 Seth Welborn NMSA Proposes COVID-19 Response to Ensure Liquidity, Stability Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. 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