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




May 31 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Julian Teixeira
(202) 776-1812
jteixeira@nclr.org

Las Vegas—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.

To kick off the tour, NCLR will convene leading experts and housing officials, including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, in Las Vegas for a discussion around problems in the housing market that have stymied neighborhood revitalization and led to Americans losing their homes to foreclosure. Participants will address the serious challenges that the Las Vegas housing market continues to face and will discuss important developments for homeowners over the past year, including the historic $25 billion multistate settlement between the Attorneys General and five of the largest loan servicers.

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

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:   Home for Good Town Hall

WHO:    Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR
               Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto
               Barbara E. Buckley, Assemblymember (D) and Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

WHEN:   Thursday, June 7, 2012, noon to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall
                495 S. Main Street
                Las Vegas, NV 89101

For further information or questions, or to schedule an interview, contact Julian Teixeira, NCLR Director of Communications, at jteixeira@nclr.org.

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Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas