Items Tagged with 'Community-based organizations'


  • From HW Magazine

    The art of nonprofit

    Lifting up communities devastated by the foreclosure crisis
    When a home becomes rundown and vacant, it can drag down the entire neighborhood, with demolition sometimes the only solution. But Charles Scaravelli, owner of Loft...
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  • HOPE NOW Hosts Foreclosure Counseling Events

    More than 4,000 distressed borrowers received foreclosure prevention counseling from the HOPE NOW Alliance at two separate events in the greater Las Vegas and Phoenix areas. The counseling was provided in partnership with NeighborWorks America, the Treasury Department as well as municipal and community-based housing groups. Participants could meet with representatives from their lender and counselors from Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved organizations to pursue options to avoid foreclosure.
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  • Amid Rising Foreclosures, Counseling to the Rescue

    Seventy-six percent of homeowners who underwent government-established counseling remained in their homes as of February 2009, according to a congressional report from Neighborworks America. The government's National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program, originally created in December 2007 to address the subprime foreclosure crisis, said this week it has now counseled 400,000 families facing foreclosure as of month-end March -- effectively helping 76% avoid a completed foreclosure.
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  • Homeowner Hotline Hopping

    The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), which operates the Homeowner’s HOPE Hotline, announced Tuesday that more than 124,000 homeowners have called the hotline since President Obama announced his “Making Home Affordable” plan on March 4, 2009.  On average, 13,500 homeowners have reached out to the Hotline each day since the announcement, about three times the average number of daily calls the Hotline received prior to the release of the president’s program.
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  • NeighborWorks Signs Up Two Hundred for Foreclosure Counselor Training

    More than two hundred counselors from organizations around the country registered for up to five days of foreclosure intervention counseling training delivered by NeighborWorks America through its Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling, the nonprofit said Monday. The effort underscores the need that even community assistance groups have to ramp up staff to address a burgeoning number of troubled homeowners nationwide.
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