National Housing Officials to Address Crucial Need To Stabilize Housing Market at NCLR Conference

July 05 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact:
July 5, 2012                                                     Camila Gallardo
                                                                           (305) 573-7329
                                                                           NCLR Press Office in Las Vegas (as of July 6)
                                                                           (702) 322-5587

LAS VEGAS—The foreclosure epidemic and tight credit continue to slow down our nation’s housing recovery. Many families of color have been steered toward toxic mortgages; others lost their jobs in the economic downturn resulting in unprecedented home loss. In the last three years alone, communities of color have lost almost than half of their wealth. But in the midst of these setbacks, borrowers have also won some crucial victories over the past year, including the recent Attorneys General settlement, the opening of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.

Join NCLR (National Council of La Raza) on Monday, July 9, at the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference in Las Vegas for a town hall featuring high-profile housing panelists and officials, including Cordray, who will discuss how to better stabilize the market by making it more accessible, equitable, and sustainable.

To cover this event, press can register for the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference, free of charge, at the press registration website.


WHAT:           Town Hall: Don’t Quit the Dream: A Vision for Homeownership Beyond 2012

WHO:              Moderator
                         Maria Elena Salinas, Co-Host, Noticiero Univision and Aquí y Ahora

                         Featured Speakers
                         Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
                         Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

                         Gerardo Ascencio, President, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
                         Maria Cabildo, President, East LA Community Corporation

WHEN:             Monday, July 9, 2012; 3:00–4:30 p.m.

WHERE:          Mandalay Bay Convention Center
                         Mandalay Bay Ballroom E
                         3950 Las Vegas Boulevard, South
                         Las Vegas, NV 89109

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 or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.


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