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self-help

Refers to the ability of a creditor to take steps to gain control of property currently in the possession and control of a debtor.Self-help repossession of personal property is generally allowed if it can be done without breaching the peace.Self-help eviction is generally frowned upon and may expose the landlord to liability in damages to the tenant.The time-honored but illegal practice of removing a tenant's front door in order to “paint”it is a form of self-help eviction.

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There will be testimonies from several rural housing experts, including Russell Huxtable, president of the National Rural Self-Help Housing Directors Association and Vice President and COO of Milford Housing Development Corporation in Delaware; Tom Collishaw, President and CEO of Self-Help Enterprises in California, Brad Bishop, Executive Director of Self-Help Homes; Tom Manning-Beavin, Director of Housing of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; John Fowler, President and CEO of Peoples' Self-Help Housing; Mitzi Barker, Planning and Construction Division Director of RurAL CAP; and Nick Mitchell-Bennett, CDC Brownsville Executive Director.
He said Self-Help regularly consulted the Carolinas League on compliance questions and that Self-Help provided back office support to a smaller credit union as it grew as well as a board member for the $151 million Latino Community Credit Union.
Since 2011 the Coalition Government has provided over $884,000 to assist disability self-help groups to operate across the state.
Add to this dose of autobiography a series of revelations that systematically show how darkness enters a common man's soul and how it twists motivation to ultimately foster deceptive practices and you have a satisfying blend of autobiography, journal entries, and insights into not just one man's obsession, but the psychological trappings of the self-help industry as a whole.
Even modern self-help finds its roots in far more distant history than the hippy communes of Sixties California.
Alternatively, if a lender has not received the debt owed to it by a borrower within the term limits set out in the applicable loan agreement, and such lender shows up at the door of the borrower and seizes the property of the borrower and converts or sells such property, the conduct of the lender is generally within the parameters of what constitutes culpable self-help, unless otherwise provided in the loan agreement.
For these individuals, access to self-help material can provide a valuable, discrete and cost-effective early intervention that can curtail the escalation of problem use.
At a time when municipal budgets have little money for "extras," the Urban Self-Help Grants Program gives a welcome boost to local efforts to maintain park assets that are so important to communities' quality of life.
He details how to accomplish both by exploring research, drawing on client case studies from his clinical psychology practice, and challenging popular self-help authors by name.
The author provides detailed examples and description of metaphors to show how cultural changes have influenced and continue to influence the self-help generation.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing people are being invited to put forward their ideas for the setting-up of a self-help group.
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