Latino State News
NCLR, Casa Esperanza and Others Host Free Home Rescue Fair
The Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities—led by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the National Urban League (NUL), and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), with the support of Bank of America—will host a free Home Rescue Fair on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at Casa Esperanza in Melrose Park, Ill. Loan specialists, housing counselors, and attorneys will provide intensive counseling and offer home retention strategies through workshops and in-language assistance to Illinois families facing financial hardship.
Minority communities have been among the hardest hit by the economic downturn that continues to plague many American families. The Chicago Home Rescue Fair is one of many fairs that the Alliance has held since 2009 to help keep families in their homes or navigate other options after foreclosure. The program began as part of a two-year commitment by the Alliance organizations—through a $2.5 million grant from Bank of America—to provide resources and counseling to homeowners with the greatest need. The Alliance is coming to Melrose Park to continue helping homeowners facing financial hardship as unemployment and home retention issues affect families nationwide.
The Alliance has served more than 9,000 households over the past two years as a result of 35 successful events hosted in 28 high-risk communities throughout the country.
WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Casa Esperanza
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
115 North 23rd Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160