WNCU 90.7FM to Hold Town Hall Meeting to Raise Awareness About Home Foreclosures

DURHAM, NC – Triangle residents facing foreclosure should mark their calendars to attend a workshop and listen to a radio broadcast designed to help them save their homes. In response to the national home foreclosure crisis, WNCU 90.7 FM and the City of Durham’s Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services and Community Development are conducting the second workshop in the “Saving Our Dream” series on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University. This event is free and open to the public but persons interested in attending should call to reserve a seat at 919-682-5788 or 1-877-684-2778.

Seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. and will cover information about early intervention for homeowners whose mortgages are 30 to 90 days delinquent, foreclosure prevention for homeowners with mortgages 90 days delinquent, and a session with local tax specialists. Certified housing counselors, loan servicers, tax specialists, investors, realtors, and a bankruptcy attorney will also be on site for one-on-one assistance. Other community partners for the seminars include Neighborhood Pride Alliance and the Durham Regional Community Group.

At 11:00 a.m., WNCU 90.7 FM will also broadcast a live town hall meeting entitled “Avoiding Foreclosure: Intervention and Prevention”, to encourage listeners facing foreclosure to seek assistance early. Listeners are invited to listen in on-air or attend the meeting at the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building as a part of our audience and participate in a discussion about the national home foreclosure crisis that is affecting our local area. Peter Skillern, Executive Director of the Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina, will moderate the panel. Panelists will include Jill Fuller, Mortgage Loss Mitigation Manager, Sun Trust Mortgage; Glyndola Beasley, Executive Director, Durham Regional Community Development Group; Wendell Bullard, President, North Carolina Association of Realtors; Kimberly Simpson, Tax Administrator, Durham County Tax Office; and homeowner Tony Garrett.

For additional information, contact WNCU 90.7 FM at (919) 530-7833.