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  • NFH Hosts "my First Home Tour" in Novato for First Time Homebuyers May 9, 2012
    NFH hosts an exclusive housing tour of affordable neighborhoods in Novato on Sunday May 20. Only a limited number of seats are available. Sign up today!
  • REO Homes for the Workforce -- a Northbay Family Homes Success Story!! October 5, 2011
    Northbay Family Homes and its sister non-profit organization Suburban Alternatives Land Trust are pleased to announce the successful first phase completion of the REO HOMES FOR THE WORKFORCE green renovation program*. More importantly, this success means two more families in our community have achieved homeownership!
  • Family Grateful for Assistance with Purchase of Green Rehabbed Home in Novato August 4, 2011
    Workforce family from Marin becomes one of the first families to move into a green rehabbed property under "REO HOMES FOR THE WORKFORCE" program.
  • Northbay Family Homes and Community Action Partnership Team up for Affordable Housing Week in Sonoma April 12, 2011
    NFH and its partner CAP Sonoma, are teaming up to provide a free first time home buyer workshop on May 12, 2011 at the office of CAP Sonoma in celebration and support of Affordable Housing Week sponsored by the in Sonoma County Housing Coalition.
  • SALT Lauches Program to Acquire and Rehab Foreclosed Properties February 1, 2011
    Local nonprofits are running a program to provide local workforce families with affordably priced homes in Marin. Under its "REO Homes for the Workforce Program" - SALT & NFH are buying bank owned homes, rehabbing them to improve their energy efficiency and then re-selling them at a discount to low & moderate income households. We are providing down payment assistance for qualified families. Our aim to buy 20 homes in the next 12-18 months. The first 2 homes, close to transit, schools, jobs and shopping, are secured and receiving green improvements. SALT will immediately perform repairs and upgrades and have the properties ready to sell by March 2011. Our work is funded in part by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the Marin Community Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and PG&E.
  • NFH Holds "Help for Homeowners" Seminar on Foreclosure Prevention- to be run on local access Channel December 1, 2010
    NFH held a public workshop at City of Novato City Hall on Ocotber 25, 2010. NFH offered well received education and information to the public on how to preserve homeownership and prevent unnecessary foreclosure through the loan modificaiton process. At this seminar, NFH hosted two experts in the fields of short sales and bankruptcy for distressed homeowners for whom a loan mod is not feasible or optimal.
  • NFH makes prestigious Rex Rolle Award to Hamilton Elementary School Teachers June 30, 2010
    On June 9, two teachers at Hamilton Elementary School received the prestigious Rex Rolle Award that has been presented by Northbay Family Homes since 1994 to Hamilton teachers who have demonstrated the dedication to the profession evinced by the award's namesake. Rex Rolle was the first Principal of Hamilton Elementary School, when it was restored after the Air Force left and Hamilton was closed in 1976.
  • NFH/SALT Receive $500,000 Wells Fargo EQ2 Loan June 21, 2010
    Wells Fargo announced that Wells made a low interest EQ2 loan of $500,000 to NFH/SALT for it to launch its REO Homes for the Workforce in Marin.
  • Bank of America Provides $10,000 Grant to Northbay Family Homes August 14, 2009
    An improving economy, low mortgage-interest rates, low real estate prices, and giant government incentives have combined to throw open the window of opportunity for home ownership in Marin County.
  • Single mother of 5 named "Unsung Hero" February 2, 2009
    The State of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing is recognizing Laura Levine of Novato as an Unsung Hero for her efforts to ensure equal rights to housing for all people.
  • Bank of America Approves Novato's Virginia Grove Development for its Energy-Efficient Green Mortgage September 12, 2007
    Buyers of homes in Novato's Virginia Grove will be able to apply for discounted financing through Bank of America's Energy Efficient Green Mortgage.