Thursday, December 3, 2009

This Saturday - Dec 5 - Workshop for Struggling Homeowners

9:00am - 1:00pm (Open House)
South High School
3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Center is continuing its preparations for a large-scale workshop for struggling homeowners in the Twin Cities Metro area Asian community. More than 12 non-profit Foreclosure Counselors will be on hand and dozens of volunteers will be working diligently to assist homeowners that may not know where to turn for help. Representatives from Wells Fargo bank will also be participating to assist clients whose loans are serviced by Wells. (Dozens of other lenders have been invited and may also participate)

The Center has conducted a direct mailing of over 15,000 letters - many signed by local mayors from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield and Bloomington to let consumers know about the event! The event has been highlighted in local Asian newspapers and on several radio programs.

At the event, homeowners will be able to hear a presentation about the foreclosure process in Minnesota and the kinds of help and assistance offered by the non-profit network of counselors, get information about how to contact a housing counselor that speaks their language and, if they'd like, even have a brief appointment with one of those housing counselors to get some of their questions answered directly.

English, Hmong, Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin) Korean, Khmer (Cambodian) Japanese and even Spanish-speaking counselors and volunteers will be present!

Do you speak a SE Asian language? Would you like to volunteer to make a difference to struggling families? Contact John Reynolds at the Center ASAP to volunteer. (There will be a training at the Center on Friday, December 4th, 9:00am for volunteers)

You can still help us spread the word! Please post the flyer or share with your friends/family/clients (they don't have to be Asian!). A copy of the flyer, with additional information about the event, is available here. For copies in Hmong or Chinese, visit our website here.

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