Facing the mortgage crisis together06/23/09 Robert Lorei
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WELCOME TO WMNFâ€™S ONE Oâ€™CLOCK CALL-IN PROGRAM. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. IN A FEW MINUTES WEâ€™LL HEAR FROM LOCAL EXPERTS ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE CRISISâ€¦
BUT FIRST SOME LISTENER COMMENTS ABOUT LAST THURSDAYâ€™S DEBATE BETWEEN DR. DAVID MCKALIP AND FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOHN RUSSELL OVER HEALTH CARE REFORM. HEREâ€™S WHAT SOME LISTENERS HAD TO SAY.
WMNF IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WEDU, THE COMMUNITY PUBLIC TELEVISION STATION HERE IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE WORKING WITH SEVERAL LOCAL NON-PROFITS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ON A PROJECT CALLED FACING THE MORTGAGE CRISIS. ITâ€™S AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE QUALITY INFORMATION FOR HOMEOWNERâ€™S WHO ARE ON THE BRINK OF FORECLOSURE.
The mortgage crisis in this country shows no sign of abating- U.S. foreclosure filings are forecast to hit a record 1.8 million in the first half of this year, according to RealtyTrac Inc., the Irvine, California-based seller of default data. Filings surpassed 300,000 for the third straight month in May.
With unemployment on the rise, thereâ€™s a good chance that the number of people who are at risk for losing their homes is growing. Here with some help for people in that position are three guests: Debbi Colon of Catholic Charities; William Sanchez, with the Tampa Bay Community Development Corp.; and Walter Walker, who is director of Education at The Housing And Education Alliance, a housing counseling agency.