Thursday, March 15, 2012
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ALERT: NACA comes to Brooklyn, March 24 - Tell A Friend and Be There -The Home You Save May Be Your Own
by Gloria Dulan-Wilson
I am forwarding NACA Flyers "Save The Dream Workshop" to your attention. Please email, or print and distribute - share - with your constituents, neighbors, friends, associates, acquaintances, neighbors, etc. It will be held at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Multi Services Center, 1958 Fulton Street, Auditorium, Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 to 12:00. Doors open at 9:30AM. (copy and paste into your browser):
Brooklyn has the highest number of lis pendens (pre-foreclosure notices), and the highest number of foreclosures of the five boroughs. Queens has the second highest number. Recently 1600 homes received such notifications, and many of these families are now sitting on a ticking timebomb. Likewise those brothers and sisters living in Long Island and Westchester are also facing similar threats.
I was also alarmed to learn that the Black population of Brooklyn has been significantly and drastically reduced from 85% in 2006 to 55% within in the last 6 years!!! This is no accident. This is an assault. We are being driven out through the largest land grab ever!!! And those who try to rationalize it and couch it in any other terms are really deluding themselves and us in the process.
While the measures that President Obama has enacted will be helpful to many families, the capacity to completely restructure mortgages so that they are affordable, and no longer toxic is still an absolute necessity, and many home owners, or banks, don't have the capacity. Additionally, on the other hand, many banks are still not cooperative in providing the comprehensive assistance in good faith to make sure the negotiations are handled equitably and in a timely manner.
What ever the case - we have to stop the madness, or become part of a self fulfilling prophecy!
NACA - the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America - has been restructuring mortgages, saving homes from foreclosures, negotiating with banks in the behalf of oppressed homeowners for nearly 25 years. The service is free. The counselors are well trained and available to help in every possible way.
NACA is also a national organization, so if you're reading this and live outside of New York City, but need immediate help, you can come to the workshop and receive assistance as well.
It's a mandatory 2 hours in order to qualify for the comprehensive free counseling services. So arrive at 10:00 and be prepared to remain until 12:00. Spouses must come together in order to receive counseling.
Also Note that this is a prelude to the upcoming comprehensive 5 day HOME SAVE Marathon that NACA will be holding at the Javits Center in from April 24th 30th. Those who attend this workshop will be placed on priority in working with the more than 80 banks that will be present, because all of your documentation will have been gathered ahead of time. Additionally, if there are those who attend the upcoming March 24 seminar, who are interested in providing volunteer service during the New York Homesave Marathon, you will be awarded two hours of unbroken priority time with the counselors and banks in restructuring your mortgages.
NACA is reaching out to all the elected officials in the five boroughs to come together in providing a facility for a NACA headquarters. New York, the financial capital of the world, is under siege. Not only are the homes being auctioned off to creditors right under their very noses, without their knowledge or notification; but with so many discouraged, even with the programs that both President Obama and NACA have put forward to rectify these problems, many have become so discouraged and beaten down, they no longer have the fight within them to reverse these problems. And, yes, in many instances, there are those foreclosures that have been proven to be specious and unscrupulous, and may be reversed with the appropriate forensic information. In order to make that happen, however, it is necessary to work with locally, city, state and national officials. Or New York will no longer belong to or be for New Yorkers.
Please make copies of these flyers and hand them out at your City Council person, assembly member, State Senator, Congressman or woman; Clergy, churches, super markets, clubs, community centers, your union affiliations, fraternity and sorority affiliations, to your friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, even enemies.
This is no time for shame, face saving, or emotional basket cases. This is a time for action. This is a time to take control of your life and your home. You deserve a decent affordable home in the land of the brave, the home of the free. That's the President's stand, and it's NACA's stand as well.
You can go on line and register at www.naca.com
Make it your business to be there to be helped on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 10:00 at the Bedford Stuyvesant Multi Services Center, 1958 Fulton Ave., at Ralph - A Train to Ralph Ave. Stop; # 25 Bus to Ralph Ave; #47 Bus to Ralph Ave and Fulton.
STAY BLESSED &