Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2 programs on tap to assist the poor-save the date

Two programs have will be presented in the next two months to assist the poor, so save the date. May 9th, a program will be held at Georgian Court University aboput poverty. A Q&A session will follow. The time of the program has not been set yet. Sponsored by the Anti-poverty Networks of New Jersey and the Poverty Research Institute. June 16, :"Foreclosure: Moving from Fear to Positive Actions!" will be held at the Ocean County Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This public educational forum will share information and raise awareness about foreclosure. It is presented by the Ocean County Human Relations Commission, in partnership with the Union County Human Relations Commission and cosponsored by the Central Ocean Rotary Club; PFLAG; the Multicultural Office at Ocean County College and the Kiwanis Club of Jackson; and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The forum will present a brief overview of foreclosure in Ocean County with a response by Caroline Peterilla on New Jersey's Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Initiative. Other topics may include "The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA);" "The Vital Role of the Housing Counselors;" and "How to Fight Foreclosure Scams." (Unfortunately there are a lot of scam artists who try to convince distressed homeowners they can help avoid foreclosure "for a fee." Never pay anyone and be sure to report any incidents.) More information will be released.

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