Community | HOME OWNERSHIP AND RENTERS RIGHTS FORUM IN SAN BERNARDINO

“Your Home, Your Rights” Call to Action Meeting to Provide Essential

Information And Services About the Road to Recovery

When: Saturday October 23, 2010

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:00PM

Where: Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire – 1390 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405

What: In the midst of the housing foreclosure crisis, New America Media (NAM), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, and Black Voice News are organizing “Your Home, Your Rights,” a community forum and call to action offering detailed information on what residents need to know about home ownership and renter’s rights. Services include confidential one-on-one legal advice and counseling on foreclosure, fair housing and predatory lending issues (including advice to tenants in buildings that have been foreclosed on), as well as helping low- and moderate-income victims of predatory lending and foreclosure related abuses find legal representation.

Attendees can share stories with journalists and the media about the foreclosure crisis and get answers to their questions from housing counselors, tax experts and the Office of the Alameda County District Attorney (in charge of investigating predatory loans). Also scheduled is a selection of informational seminars about surviving the crisis.

Admission is free, food and refreshments provided at no-cost.

Translation services will be provided.

Public contact: To RSVP or to request additional information about the event, please call 909-884-6891.

Organizers: New America Media (NAM), based in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, organizes the nation’s first and largest network of ethnic news services. Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM works tirelessly to get stories about and from African-, Asian-, South Asian-, Caribbean-, Indigenous-, Middle Eastern-, and Latino-American communities out to the mainstream media as well to more than 2,500 ethnic news outlets. NAM’s editor and journalists have won numerous awards and accolades for their reporting efforts. More information is available at www.newamericamedia.org.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information is available at www.hud.gov.

Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire is an affiliate of NeighborWorks® America, established by Congress in 1978 to increase the capacity of local community-based housing organizations to revitalize their communities, improve housing opportunities for working families, and develop partnerships with residents, local government, financial institutions, and the business community to strengthen and improve neighborhood quality of life.  NHSIE was founded in 1981 by Leonard Davenport, Luis Navarette, and Jack Hill, three World War II veterans, who wanted to make homeownership available to African Americans in San Bernardino.   From these humble beginnings NHSIE today serves low to moderate income first-time home buyers, current homeowners, neighborhoods, and the business community by providing comprehensive home buyer education opportunities, redevelopment services, home maintenance workshops, neighborhood clean-ups, resource referrals, one-on-one counseling, and housing industry events and conferences to residents and industry specialists throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

The Black Voice News, established in 1972,  is a weekly newspaper published on Thursday by Brown Publishing Company.The objective of The Black Voice News is to communicate information to all members of the Inland Empire. Stories published in The Black Voice News do not necessarily reflect the policies nor the opinions of the publishers. The Black Voice News is audited by the Certification Verification Publications Service (CVPS). The Black Voice News is a member of the West Coast Black Publishers Association and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). We reserve the right to edit or rewrite all stories submitted for publication.

Additional partners include:

Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, 62nd District, La Prensa, 62nd Sustainable Communities, Westside Story Newspaper, Precinct Reporter Group, and the San Bernardino NAACP.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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