June 11, 2009
NPR’s All Things Considered recently reported on the Making Home Affordable initiative signed into law by President Obama in March. Though the plan promises to help 4-5 million homeowners, so far it has successfully modified only 17,000 mortgages. For many Americans, applying for help through the initiative has turned out to be a confusing and complicated process.
You can listen as NPR’s Planet Money team follows the struggle of one young couple applying to the program HERE. To see if you qualify for the Making Home Affordable plan, CLICK HERE.
If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure, contact a HUD-certified housing counseling agency to seek help. To find one, call United Way’s 2-1-1 referral service at (800) 427-4626.
April 16, 2009
NPR’s All Things Considered details a new wave of looming foreclosures. Click here to listen to the story.
For some context on how the mortgage crisis has been impacting the St. Louis region click here to visit an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.