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It’s time to tell your elected officials in Congress that you support Down Payment Assistance and H.R.6694.

You can make a difference. Every State, Every Member Counts!

States are listed alphabetically, scroll down to find events in your community. If you have questions, know of an event that should be added to our list, or would like to work with us to coordinate an event, please contact your local AmeriDream Account Manager or email SupportHR6694@ameridream.org. Continue to check back for updated information.

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Representative Fortney Stark

Town Hall - 09/20/2008 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
San Leandro City Hall
Council Chambers
835 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Town Hall - 09/20/2008 - 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Union City Hall Council Chambers
34009 Alvarado Niles Boulevard
Union City, CA 94587

Town Hall - 09/20/2008 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Alameda City Hall
Council Chambers
2263 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

District of Columbia

Scheduled to Speak:

Congressman AL GREEN (D-TX)
Dr. Ben Chavis (Former NAACP President)
Jeff Johnson (Talk Show Host from BET)
Scott Syphax (CEO Nehemiah Corp)
Joy Jaminson (NABMB President)


September 10, 2008 - 11:45 AM 
Upper Senate Park
Constitution Ave & Delaware Ave NE
Washington, DC.20002


Representative Lee Terry

Office Hours - 09/20/2008 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Omaha District Office
11717 Burt Street
Suite 106
Omaha, NE 68154
Appointments are encouraged. Please call (402) 397-9944 to arrange a meeting.


Representative Al Green

Town Hall Meeting - 9/13/2008 - 10AM-12PM
HCC Willie Lee Gay Hall Campus
1990 Airport
Houston, Texas 77098
Learn about new legislation benefiting new home owners

Town Hall Meeting - 9/13/2008 - 2PM-4PM
International Trade Center
11110 Bellaire Blvd 2nd floor
Houston, Texas 77072
Listen to how to avoid home foreclosure from the experts.


Representative James Moran

Town Hall on Middle East Foreign Policy - 09/24/2008 - 07:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NVCC Alexandria Schlesinger Center
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
The Congressman will be joined by former Texas congressman Charlie Wilson.

Past Events

Town Hall with Ann Ashburn, President and CEO, AmeriDream
August 19th and 20th - 3:00pm EST/12:00pmPST


DPA was eliminated effective October 1, 2008, in the comprehensive housing bill (H.R.3221) due to political negotiations. Yet DPA continues to be recognized as a valuable and needed program as stated by the thousands of supporters, including the Chairman of the House Financial Services committee.  Just one day after (H.R. 3321) was signed by the President, members of the House introduced a new bill (H.R.6694) to reauthorize, reform and save DPA.  The reforms eliminate HUD's stated concerns regarding the program.

Ann Ashburn, President and CEO of AmeriDream led a Town Hall meeting to discuss:

  • The introduction of a new bill and timeline
  • The impact to our communities and economy if Charitable DPA goes away
  • Risk-Based Pricing Authorization Act of 2008
  • What you can do to help convince Congress to pass H.R. 6694 quickly, allowing down payment assistance to continue indefinitely, giving hundreds of thousands of individuals and families the continued opportunity of affordable homeownership

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Down Payment Assistance Rally

We are planning a group event at Senator McCain's campaign office in Tempe on August 26th at 10:00AM. Everyone will meet here at the US Pref office by 9 a.m. and carpool over to Tempe.  We want to show our support for homebuyers and the need for the downpayment assistance programs. Each participant should bring a food item, or two, such as a box of macaroni and cheese, canned vegetable etc for a donation to a local food bank. We will be accompanied by National exposure as a local real estate company coming together for a good cause! I look forward to seeing everyone on the 26th.

8/26/2008 - 10:00 AM
Senator McCain's Campaign Office
4703 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ste. 1
Tempe, AZ 85282