Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Team Member Named “Housing Counselor of the Year” by State Agency

In an announcement made today, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority named a 14-year veteran of the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division, “Housing Counselor of the Year.” Commerce Township resident Lon Shook received the award today during a luncheon at the Building Michigan Communities Conference in Lansing. “Lon goes above and beyond to ensure his clients’ needs are addressed in the best possible way,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. … [Read more...]

Government Foreclosure

Op-Ed by Ravi Yalamanchi Wall Street was blamed for the 2008 recession and the bailout of the banks has never been popular with the main street. Homeowners and business owners losing their property to banks is well known and elected officials have articulated how bad the banks are and they will do everything to make them accountable. Homeowner’s and business owners’ just did not lose to banks… they have been losing to the government. When a homeowner or business owner becomes … [Read more...]