Mortgage and Lending with Homestar Financial Corporation
For Immediate Release: September 16, 2008 CONTACT: Henry Fawell(410) 545-5830

H.R. 6694 is approved by key Congressional Committee

Bipartisan legislation would reauthorize downpayment assistance  

GAITHERSBURG, MD - Ann Ashburn, President of AmeriDream, issued the following statement today after the House Financial Services Committee adopted H.R. 6694, legislation designed to reauthorize and reform downpayment assistance programs that the Bush Administration banned in July.

"Today's committee vote was a positive step toward preserving downpayment assistance, but our work is far from over," said Ashburn. "Now more than ever, members of Congress need to know that Americans are watching their vote on H.R. 6694. I encourage members of the public to tell their representatives in the House and the U.S. Senate that a vote for H.R. 6694 is a vote for the next generation of homeowners."

H.R. 6694 would reinstate FHA seller downpayment assistance for persons with certain credit scores. Learn more about H.R. 6694 by visiting