June is National Homeownership Month and the National Council of La Raza and its partners are highlighting some of the states harmed most by the foreclosure crisis. The mortgage crisis exposed weaknesses in the housing system which have long affected low-income families and communities of color. An estimated 25 percent of Black and Hispanic borrowers in the U.S. lost homes or are at serious risk of losing their homes compared to 12 percent of White borrowers. We must stabilize our housing market by making it more accessible, equitable, and sustainable. To shed light on true solutions and to bring sensible homeownership back to the national debate, NCLR with its civil rights and consumer partners are hosting a tour of Home for Good town halls, the first of which was held in Nevada. These town halls are being held to ensure that our leaders:
1. Stop needless foreclosures.
2. Expand affordable rental housing.
3. Revive a sustainable path to homeownership.
In step with these town halls, we’re also hosting a blog carnival that will take place Thursday, June 28, 2012. This particular carnival will feature blog posts related to the foreclosure crisis as it pertains to communities of color. Join this blogger effort and add your voice to those speaking out against needless foreclosures. Take this opportunity to shed light on successful programs that can be taken to scale as well—there are many. We would love to add your well-respected voice to this event.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Send your blog post no later than close of business on Sunday, June 24, 2012 to David Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publish the post on your own site by close of business on Monday, June 25 and send us the link!
We will publish and reprint your posts on Thursday, June 28 as a milestone in our Home for Good town hall tour and to mark the end of National Homeownership Month. You will see your blog post published on myhomeforgood.com and nclr.org/blog alongside the many others seeking to end needless foreclosures that are tearing families apart. Your post will also be tweeted and shared on a number of Facebook walls of the various organizations participating in this blogging effort.