We Want Your Thoughts on the Foreclosure Crisis!
June 05 2012
June is National Homeownership Month, and NCLR and its partners are taking a closer look at some of the states harmed most by the foreclosure crisis. The crisis exposed weaknesses in the housing system that has long affected low-income families and communities of color. An estimated 25% of Black and Hispanic borrowers in the U.S. lost homes or are at serious risk of losing their homes, compared to 12% of White borrowers.
We must stabilize the housing market by making it more accessible, equitable, and sustainable. To shed light on solutions and bring sensible homeownership back to the national debate, NCLR and its civil rights and consumer partners are hosting a series of Home for Good town halls, the first of which will take place in Nevada later this week. We are holding these town halls to ensure that our leaders:
1. Stop needless foreclosures.
2. Expand affordable rental housing.
3. Revive a sustainable path to homeownership.
We want to hear from you!
In step with the town halls, we're also hosting a blog carnival that will take place Thursday, June 28. The carnival will feature blog posts related to the foreclosure crisis as it pertains to communities of color. Join this blogger effort and add your voice to those speaking out against needless foreclosures.
Send your blog post and contact information no later than close of business on Sunday, June 24 to David Castillo at email@example.com.
Publish the post on your own site by close of business on Monday, June 25 and send us the link!
We will reprint your posts on Thursday, June 28, marking a milestone in our Home for Good town hall tour and to mark the end of National Homeownership Month. You will see your blog post published on myhomeforgood.com and nclr.org alongside those from the many others seeking to end needless foreclosures that are tearing families apart.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Happy blogging!
Issues: Wealth Building, Housing
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas