MAYOR KASIM REED AND NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT MARC MORIAL ANNOUNCE FREE ONE-STOP HOME RESCUE AND CAREER FAIR HOSTED BY THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TO HELP THOSE HARDEST HIT BY ECONOMIC CRISIS IN ATLANTA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21.
While over 58,000 Atlanta families face foreclosure and 10.4% face unemployment, Economic Empowerment Tour Event Offers Access to Major Mortgage Lenders, Housing Counselors, and Career Fair with Over 50 Employers, Educational Institutions and Workforce Development Partners
ATLANTA, GA, October 20, 2010 – With over 58,000 area residents facing the threat of foreclosure and 10.4 percent unemployment, the Atlanta Urban League (AUL) and the National Urban League (NUL) offers residents the opportunity to get immediate help at one location.
The 2010 Economic Empowerment Tour featuring the “Restore Our Homes: Housing Rescue Fair and Career Fair” will be held in Atlanta tomorrow, October 21st from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue Northeast in the city’s downtown business district.
The comprehensive, one-stop housing and employment event will provide concerned homeowners direct access to one-on-one sessions with certified Housing Counselors and lending institutions to negotiate resolutions, plus free legal advice, and workshops on sustaining and maintaining homeownership. Job seekers will also have access to immediate job opportunities, career coaching and resume critiques by human resource experts, as well as information on local job training programs. The entire event is free and open to the public.
For more information you can go to NUL1.org.
Statistics show that the state of Georgia ranks 9th in the country when it comes to foreclosures, and that people of color are three times more likely to have acquired subprime loans which can lead to foreclosures. Unemployment continues to hover around 10%, so city leaders, like Mayor Kasim Reed is heartily welcoming this event which also includes a major job fair.
Free advice to help you keep your home.
People who attend will have free access to major mortgage lenders, housing counselors to assist them in finding the most affordable housing options and to help them negotiate solutions. Representatives from lenders and mortgage servicers – Bank of America, Chase, Citi, GMAC, HSBC, PNC, Saxon, SunTrust, US Bank, and Wells Fargo – and attorneys will meet individually with homeowners to address their needs. Homeowners coming to the Home Rescue Fair should bring originals and one copy of the following documents with them in order to get the best assistance possible:
-Current pay stubs ( 2 most recent, showing earnings for last 30 days)
-Copy of any benefits statements reflecting amount, frequency and duration of benefits
-List of all household expense
-If self-employed, most recent quarterly or year to date Profit and Loss Statements
-Last two months of bank statements
-Copy of signed 2008 and 2009 income-tax returns
-Copy of utility bill showing name and property address
-Homeowner’s Association bill if applicable
-Most recent mortgage and property insurance statements
-Copy of closing documents and most recent correspondence from your mortgage company
-If self-employed, most recent quarterly or year to date Profit and Loss Statement(s)
Immediate Job Openings
50 Local employers, educational institutions and workforce development partners will have more than 500 positions available for the Career and Resource Fair portion of today’s event. Companies planning to attend include Comcast, UPS and Grady Health Center, which have over 500 positions available, and many more.