Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Partner Organization, NeDA, highlighted in Twin Cities Daily Planet

One of the Center's partner organizations, the Neighborhood Development Alliance (NeDA) has been highlighted in an article published on August 10th in the Twin Cities Daily Planet entitled: "Flor's story: Fighting foreclosure in North Minneapolis".

NeDA has been working with a struggling homeowner, Flor Garcia, since May in order to help her understand her rights and responsibilities with her mortgage, as well as mediating on her behalf with her lender, Countrywide, to attempt to get her a loan modification that will be affordable for her.

Garcia, who learned about the foreclosure prevention services of NeDA through the Jewish Community Action, has become an advocate for other struggling Latino families... to let THEM know about the resources available through NeDA:

Garcia is working with her lender, Countrywide Financial (which has recently merged with Bank of America) to lower her payments and get her home out of foreclosure, and has also begun to volunteer with Jewish Community Action to help other Latino community members understand the help and resources that are available to them.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments... HELP IS AVAILABLE! Services are available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali. Don't delay, waiting limits your options. Find your local foreclosure prevention counselor, and other resources, here.

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