FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Advisory – July 7, 2018
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GOVERNOR DAVID IGE TO LEAD ROUND TABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP DISCUSSION SUNDAY AT NACA ACHIEVE THE DREAM EVENT
GOVERNOR AND HAWAII HOMEBUYERS TO ADDRESS HAWAII HOUSING CRISIS
(HONOLULU, HI – July 7, 2018) Hawaii Governor David Ige will participate in an open-to-the-public round table discussion of homeownership issues in Hawaii this Sunday morning at 11:00 am as part of NACA’s Achieve the Dream homeownership event at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Since opening Friday morning, NACA has already helped hundreds start the path to affordable homeownership through NACA’s Best Mortgage in America mortgage program. Governor Ige will attend the NACA event in support of the combined efforts of NACA and Unite Here Local 5 to address the affordable housing crisis facing the people of Hawaii. The governor will lead a group of 15 Hawaii homebuyers in an open discussion of the homeownership issues facing working people.
“Governor Ige has shown great interest in bringing the NACA program to Hawaii”, according to NACA Founder and CEO Bruce Marks. “This discussion at the Achieve the Dream event demonstrates his understanding and concern regarding affordable homeownership, which is a core element of NACA’s mission and a key point in Local 5’s One Job Should Be Enough campaign.”
The governor is expected to share the story of his own journey to homeownership and engage in a frank and open discussion of the difficulties so many working people in Hawaii have experienced buying a home. High rents have caused excessively long commutes to work and hinder saving for homeownership.
“The NACA program will bring affordable homeownership to many of Hawaii’s working people with no down payment, no closing costs, no PMI and no need for perfect credit”, Marks continued. “With NACA, if you can afford to rent, you can often afford to own.”
NACA’s Achieve the Dream event is free and open to the public and continues daily through Tuesday at the Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Blvd. in Honolulu. Doors are open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. More information and registration are available at www.naca.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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About NACA (www.naca.com):
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to economic justice through home ownership and community action. Founded by economic advocate Bruce Marks over thirty years ago, NACA is the largest HUD certified counseling agency with more than two million members nationwide. Through programs such as the Best in America Mortgage and HomeSave, NACA has helped thousands of consumers modify an unaffordable existing home loan or secure a mortgage to purchase a new home. With 50 offices nationwide, NACA has a proven track record of providing affordable homeownership to low and moderate-income consumers. Bank of America and CitiMortgage have committed $13 billion to the NACA program. www.naca.com. #AchieveTheDreamNACA
ABOUT UNITE HERE LOCAL 5
Local 5 represents approximately 11,000 workers throughout Hawaii who work in the hospitality, health care and food service industries and is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, an international union that represents over 250,000 workers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.unitehere5.org.