NCLR Town Hall Takes on South Florida Housing Crisis




June 15 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Camila Gallardo
(305) 573-7329
cgallardo@nclr.org

Experts to discuss ways to help struggling homeowners at public forum

MIAMI—For millions of Americans, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis is far from over. To stave off unnecessary foreclosures that continue to be all too common across the country, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and ten other leading civil rights and advocacy organizations have come together to launch the Home for Good campaign town hall tour in this crucial election year. The partnering groups are Center for American Progress, Center for Responsible Lending, Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, Greenlining, Homes on the Hill, Kirwan Institute, National CAPACD, National Fair Housing Alliance, National Urban League, Nuestra Voz, Líderes Del Valle De Sonoma Inc., and The Opportunity Agenda.

NCLR is hosting its second in a series of national Home for Good town hall meetings to address the continuing housing crisis and the disproportionate impact it has had on minorities—particularly Blacks and Latinos. As one of the hardest-hit states, Florida reflects the struggle of many throughout the nation; South Floridians in particular have suffered the brunt of the crisis. In fact, foreclosure activity in Southern Florida is several times higher than the national average—Miami-Dade County tops that list.

NCLR will convene local experts and housing officials for a discussion on problems in the housing market in South Florida that have hindered neighborhood revitalization and led to foreclosure for many. Participants will address continuing challenges to recovery of the housing market as well as how recent important developments, like the historic $25 billion multistate settlement between the Attorneys General and five of the largest loan servicers, may affect them.

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WHAT: Home for Good Town Hall

WHO: Housing experts and officials (TBA)

WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

WHERE: 
West Dade Regional Library (Auditorium)
9445 SW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33165

For further information or questions, or to schedule an interview, contact Camila Gallardo, NCLR Senior Communications Manager, at cgallardo@nclr.org

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information and updates about the Home for Good campaign, please visit www.myhomeforgood.com.

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Issues: Foreclosure, Housing
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas

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