Monday, January 11, 2010

¡EXITAZO! Evento Contra El Embargo (Foreclosure) En Minneapolis

Readers... don't panic... you're still at the MN Home Ownership Center's blog!  The Spanish headline is a response to the Center's "Borrower Workshop for the Latino Community" that was held at Plaza Verde in Minneapolis on Saturday January 9th.

'Exitazo' means HUGE SUCCESS... and the event was, indeed, a huge success:
  • More than 160 people attended the event;
  • Over a dozen foreclosure prevention counselors from local non-profit housing counseling agencies worked with homeowners to get their questions answered and start the counseling process
  • Four lenders/servicers (Chase/JP Morgan; Freddie Mac; US Bank and Wells Fargo) assisted with outreach by mailing and calling consumers and sending loss mitigation staff to work with homeowners
  • More than a dozen volunteers worked tirelessely to register homeowners and coordinate the event
  • Mayor's from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield and Bloomington assisted with outreach by signing letters inviting homeowners to the event.
  • The event was highlighted in two Spanish-speaking newspapers and two radio stations.  Graciela Mendez from Neighborhood Development Alliance was interviewed on "La Invasora" during the event.
Here are a few pictures from the event:

For additional pictures, feel free to visit the photoset at the Center's FlickR album.  Did you take pictures of the event?  We'd love to add them to our album.  Contact Ed Nelson.

The Center's outreach to the Spanish-speaking community is not limited to large-scale events like the workshop at Plaza Verde.  The Center has a Spanish-Language website here, and is constantly working with its network partners to improve information sharing with the Latino Community.  A complete list of all of our handouts/fact sheets in Spanish is available here.

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