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Home for Good Campaign in Miami for National Tour to Protect Affordable Housing and End Foreclosures

Home for Good Campaign in Miami for National Tour to Protect Affordable Housing and End Foreclosures

June 21, 2012
For millions of Americans, including communities of color, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis is far from over.
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Campaña Home for Good en Miami para Protejar la Vivienda Asequible

Campaña Home for Good en Miami para Protejar la Vivienda Asequible

June 21, 2012
Hoy, en un foro público en Miami, expertos y oficiales de vivienda compartieron con la comunidad local en un diálogo orientado a promover soluciones a la crisis de vivienda e instar a los candidatos presidenciales a que se comprometan con dirigirse a los problemas del mercado de vivienda que ha obstaculizado la revitalización comunitaria y ha causado a que muchas personas sean víctimas de la ejecución hipotecaria.
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Eight Organizations Join NCLR’s Affiliate Network

Eight Organizations Join NCLR’s Affiliate Network

June 20, 2012
Eight new Affiliate members have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network of local organizations that work with the Latino community throughout the nation.
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Ocho Organizaciones se Unen a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR

Ocho Organizaciones se Unen a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR

June 20, 2012
Ocho nuevos miembros se han unido recientemente a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) de organizaciones locales que trabajan con la comunidad latina en todo el país.
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NCLR Lanza Su Línea Telefónica De Ayuda Para Hipotecas

NCLR Lanza Su Línea Telefónica De Ayuda Para Hipotecas

June 19, 2012
En medio de la devastadora crisis de vivienda que afecta a millones de latinos en todo el país, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) lanza un servicio telefónico de asesoría para ayudar a los propietarios de vivienda que enfrentan una ejecución hipotecaria. Los residentes de los estados de Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Michigan y Washington están invitados a llamar a la nueva línea de ayuda para hablar con asesores de vivienda certificados por HUD, que les ayudarán a conocer sus opciones para solicitar la modificación de su préstamo, una venta corta, un refinanciamiento, o poner una reclamación sobre una ejecución hipotecaria injusta.
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NCLR Launches Housing Counseling Hotline for Homeowners Facing Forclosure

NCLR Launches Housing Counseling Hotline for Homeowners Facing Forclosure

June 19, 2012
In the midst of the devastating housing crisis affecting millions of Latinos across the country, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is launching a phone counseling service aimed at helping homeowners facing foreclosure. Residents of Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Michigan, and Washington state are invited to call the new hotline to speak with HUD-certified housing counselors who will help them navigate through their options of applying for a loan modification, short sale, refinance, or submitting a claim of wrongful foreclosure.
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NCLR Experts Available to Speak on U.S. Supreme Court’s Pending Health Reform Decision

NCLR Experts Available to Speak on U.S. Supreme Court’s Pending Health Reform Decision

June 18, 2012
Washington, D.C.—Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its decision on whether to uphold or strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in whole or in part. Hanging in the balance are millions of Latinos who make up one of the most underinsured populations in the U.S. and are in great need of access to affordable health care.
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NCLR Aplaude la Acción de Buen Sentido Común de Compasión por Parte del Presidente Obama

NCLR Aplaude la Acción de Buen Sentido Común de Compasión por Parte del Presidente Obama

June 15, 2012
NCLR hoy elogió a la Administración Obama por su anuncio que detendrá las deportaciones y concederá alivio administrativo a los DREAMers, un grupo de jóvenes indocumentados quienes, al ser traídos desde muy temprana edad a este país, no conocen otro país fuera de los E.E.U.U.
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NCLR Hails President Obama’s Act of Commonsense Compassion for DREAMers

NCLR Hails President Obama’s Act of Commonsense Compassion for DREAMers

June 15, 2012
NCLR hailed the Obama administration’s announcement earlier today that it would stop deporting and provide administrative relief to DREAMers, the group of undocumented young people who, brought here at a young age, know no other country but the U.S.
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NCLR Town Hall Takes on South Florida Housing Crisis

NCLR Town Hall Takes on South Florida Housing Crisis

June 15, 2012
For millions of Americans, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis is far from over.
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NCLR to Announce Upcoming Conference Lineup in Las Vegas

NCLR to Announce Upcoming Conference Lineup in Las Vegas

June 15, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will unveil the lineup of events, speakers, and highlights of the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference at a press briefing on Tuesday, June 26 in Las Vegas. This year’s Annual Conference, sponsored by Walmart, will be held July 7–10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. This marks the first time ever that NCLR will host its Annual Conference in Las Vegas, a city with a strong and growing Latino population. The briefing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in the Palm H room at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center South.
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NCLR Hails Confirmation of Mari Carmen Aponte as  U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

NCLR Hails Confirmation of Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

June 14, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) lauded the long-awaited confirmation of Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. In a strong show of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate voted 62–37 this afternoon to allow the nomination to go forward.
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Home for Good Campaign Stops in Las Vegas for National Tour to Protect Affordable Housing

Home for Good Campaign Stops in Las Vegas for National Tour to Protect Affordable Housing

June 07, 2012
For millions of Americans, including communities of color, 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.
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Campaña Home For Good En Las Vegas Como Parte De Su Tur Nacional Para Proteger La Vivienda Asequibl

Campaña Home For Good En Las Vegas Como Parte De Su Tur Nacional Para Proteger La Vivienda Asequibl

June 07, 2012
Para millones de americanos, incluyendo las comunidades de color, familias trabajadoras, y personas de mayor edad, la crisis hipotecaria está muy lejos de ver su fin. Para cesar las ejecuciones de hipotecas innecesarias, que son bastante comunes en el pais, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en ingles) y diez otras organizaciones importantes de los derechos civiles se han unido para lanzar la campaña Home for Good en este año de elecciones presidenciales. Los grupos hermanos que se han unido al NCLR en este esfuerzo son el 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., y The Opportunity Agenda.
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NCLR Congratulates Top Latino Nonprofit Organizations

NCLR Congratulates Top Latino Nonprofit Organizations

June 01, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the recognition of service to the Latino community in the Hispanic Business magazine annual listing of the top 25 Hispanic nonprofit organizations, with special congratulations for the 11 groups on the list that belong to the NCLR Affiliate Network.
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NCLR Felicita a las Organizaciones Latinas Más Grandes

NCLR Felicita a las Organizaciones Latinas Más Grandes

June 01, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) aplaude el reconocimiento de la revista Hispanic Business en su lista anual de 25 organizaciones hispanas sin fines de lucro más grandes, entre ellas 11 pertenecen a la red de organizaciones afiliadas del NCLR.
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NCLR Urges California Lawmakers to Pass “Homeowner Bill of Rights”

NCLR Urges California Lawmakers to Pass “Homeowner Bill of Rights”

June 01, 2012
As Californians continue to struggle with record high foreclosures, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) urges the swift passage of the California “Homeowner Bill of Rights,” a set of proposed laws aimed at protecting California homeowners from unfair foreclosures.
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NCLR Denounces Senate Efforts to Deny Child Tax Credit for Latino Children

NCLR Denounces Senate Efforts to Deny Child Tax Credit for Latino Children

May 31, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), First Focus, and the National Community Tax Coalition held a telephonic press briefing to decry Senate efforts to eliminate the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for millions of Latino children. Under current law, taxpayers who use an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) are legally allowed to claim the refundable Child Tax Credit on their federal taxes if they work, earn low wages, and are raising children in their homes. On average, these families claiming the refundable CTC earn an annual household income of $21,000 and receive a CTC refund of $1,800. In 2010, ITIN tax filers paid over $9 billion in payroll taxes to support Social Security and Medicare, which was more than 2.5 times what they received from the Child Tax Credit.
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Nevada Attorney General Joins NCLR for Housing Town Hall to Kick Off Home for Good Tour

Nevada Attorney General Joins NCLR for Housing Town Hall to Kick Off Home for Good Tour

May 31, 2012
For millions of Americans, including communities of color, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis is far from over. To stave off unnecessary foreclosures that continue to plague many parts of the country, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and seven other leading civil rights and advocacy organizations—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National People’s Action, National Urban League, The Opportunity Agenda, and PICO National Network—have come together to launch the Home for Good campaign town hall tour in this crucial election year.
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Nuevos Ataques en Contra de los Niños Latinos de Bajos Ingresos

Nuevos Ataques en Contra de los Niños Latinos de Bajos Ingresos

May 29, 2012
NCLR tendrá una teleconferencia el jueves, 31 de mayo a las 1:00 p.m. EDT, para discutir nuevas propuestas en el Senado estadounidense para bloquear contribuyentes de ITIN (Numero de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente, por sus siglas en inglés) de reclamar el Crédito Tributario Por Hijos.
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