Facing the mortgage crisis together

06/23/09 Robert Lorei
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GOOD AFTERNOON,

WELCOME TO WMNF’S ONE O’CLOCK CALL-IN PROGRAM. I’m Rob Lorei. IN A FEW MINUTES WE’LL HEAR FROM LOCAL EXPERTS ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS…

BUT FIRST SOME LISTENER COMMENTS ABOUT LAST THURSDAY’S DEBATE BETWEEN DR. DAVID MCKALIP AND FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOHN RUSSELL OVER HEALTH CARE REFORM. HERE’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. IT’S AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE QUALITY INFORMATION FOR HOMEOWNER’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, there’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.

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