We are continuing to monitor weather conditions in the southeastern US in relation to NACA Home Buyer Workshops scheduled for today, December 9th.
As of this moment (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time), the only cancelled workshops are in Atlanta (Dallas), GA and in Birmingham, AL. Please monitor our social media channels through the day for any additional announcements regarding workshop postponements or cancellations.
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Press Release – October 27, 2017
NACA: Tim Trumble | 617-947-2632 | email@example.com
Ebenezer | Collaborative: Nick Roberson |706-533-5420 | firstname.lastname@example.org
THOUSANDS TO ATTEND ATLANTA MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Event streamed live on NACA and Ebenezer Baptist Church Facebook pages
(Atlanta, Georgia – October 27, 2017) Ebenezer Baptist Church, “America’s Freedom Church”, and the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), through a coordinated agreement by the Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative (Collaborative), will host a mayoral candidate forum on affordable housing and the wealth, income and opportunity gaps in Atlanta. The Reverend Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D., will moderate the forum on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in its Horizon Sanctuary.
The forum aims to bring constituents, community agencies and the mayoral candidates together for open dialogue regarding housing issues plaguing Atlanta’s low-to-moderate-income residents. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions and learn about each candidate’s stance on how they plan to address affordable housing barriers and the wealth gap in Atlanta.
NACA’s Homebuyer’s Workshop, providing access to the Best Mortgage in America (no down payment, no closing costs, no fees, at a below market fixed rate), is being held in conjunction with the mayoral candidate forum. NACA has confirmed that over 3,000 future homeowners and other Atlanta residents have already registered to attend this event. Attendees will witness a NACA Atlanta homebuyer closing on the purchase of a home with a mortgage from Bank of America at an incredible fixed interest rate of virtually zero percent (0.125%). The extremely low rate was possible through the NACA program by using buy-down assistance from the Atlanta Housing Authority, a strategic alliance brokered by the Collaborative.
Bruce Marks, NACA’s founder and CEO, said, “I look forward to attending this forum and workshop to encourage the participants. This event will also demonstrate that NACA is an important force in providing affordable homeownership in Atlanta for low-to-moderate income people.”
CONFIRMED MAYORAL CANDIDATES: Peter Aman, Kiesha Bottoms, John Eaves, Mary Norwood, Ceasar Mitchell and pending others.
FORUM MODERATOR: Reverend Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D.
EXPECTED PUBLIC ATTENDANCE: more than 3,000 people
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
START TIME: 9:00 a.m.
END TIME: 11:30 a.m.
SUGGESTED MEDIA ARRIVAL: 8:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. (NACA Workshop)
LIVE STREAM: www.facebook.com/nacaofficialpage
LOCATION: EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH – HORIZON SANCTUARY: 101 JACKSON ST. N.E., ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30312
PARKING: FREE (National Parks Service parking lot located on John Wesley Dobbs)
EVENT HASHTAG: #atlhousingforum2k17
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH (EBC)
Ebenezer Baptist Church (EBC): Founded in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church is an urban-based, global ministry dedicated to individual growth and social transformation through living in the message and carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ. Throughout its long history, EBC has served as a spiritual home to many citizens of the “Sweet Auburn” community, including the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. EBC is rich with history of leading the fight for social justice and continues that work in various capacities today via its Senior Pastor, Dr. Raphael G. Warnock. For more information, please visit www.ebenezeratl.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CORPORATION OF AMERICA (NACA)
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA): Started in 1988, NACA is the largest HUD-Certified nonprofit, community advocacy, and homeownership organization in the United States. NACA has been at the forefront in fighting predatory lending and has been the most effective organization in providing affordable solutions to over 250,000 homeowners. NACA provides the best mortgage in the country through its 47 offices nationwide. NACA’s founder and CEO Bruce Marks was named Bostonian of the Year for 2007 because of his work in getting the major lenders and servicers to modify home loans. See Bostonian of the Year. He has also testified before Congress on numerous occasions including September 12, 2000—being one of the few to sound the alarm of the pending mortgage crisis. For more information, please visit www.naca.com.
MARTIN LUTHER KING SR. COMMUNITY RESOURCES COLLABORTIVE (COLLABORATIVE)
Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative (Collaborative): Established in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative is a nonprofit agency comprised of several local, state and national organizations (Casey Family Programs; Operation Hope; WorkSource Atlanta; and the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services) specializing in offering an array of free wrap-around life-enrichment social services in a one-stop-shop capacity to the residents of the greater Atlanta area. The Collaborative’s main goal, via non-traditional methodologies, is to remove the seen and unseen barriers that individuals and families encounter while they navigate through traditional social service programs. The Collaborative’s five main target areas are Children and Family Services; Educational Achievement; Workforce Readiness; Housing Education Services; and Family Economic Success. The Collaborative is led by Executive Director, Detria Russell. For more information, please visit www.mlksrcollaborative.
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Press Release – October 21, 2017
Tim Trumble, Media Coordinator, Cell: 617-947-2632; email@example.com
Bruce Marks, NACA CEO, 617-835-4477; firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem to Discuss Affordable Housing with Low to Moderate-Income Homebuyers Saturday Morning
One Thousand Registered and Expected to Attend
(Charlotte, NC – Oct. 20, 2017) Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Mayor Pro-Tem Vi Lyles Will discuss housing affordability with a group of nearly 1000 Charlotteans at a special workshop this morning.
The workshop, conducted by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), will be held at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 Allen St. in Charlotte. Mayor Roberts and Mayor Pro-Tem Lyles will address the group beginning at 8:30 a.m. Joining the discussion will be NACA Founder and CEO Bruce Marks.
“The vast majority of people attending the workshop will be low and moderate-income home buyers, many of them first time home buyers”, according to Marks, who is flying in from NACA’s headquarters in Boston specifically for the event. “This is a special opportunity for them to discuss the ongoing issues of housing affordability, gentrification and neighborhood stabilization in Charlotte with two of their city’s most influential leaders”.
The workshop itself will begin after the discussion with Roberts, Lyles and Marks, and will be the first step for the attendees on the path to home ownership through NACA’s unique “Best Mortgage in America” program. The program helps homebuyers obtain mortgages at a fair, fixed rate and with no down payment, no closing costs, no PMI and no requirement for perfect credit. They can also potentially buy down their interest rate to virtually zero through the program. More than 60,000 homes have been bought through the program nationwide.
“Both Mayor Roberts and Mayor Pro-Tem Lyles are committed to solving Charlotte’s housing issues”, Marks continued, “and this will be an excellent opportunity for all involved to openly discuss affordability and other housing issues that are presenting a serious threat to the quality of life for many working people in Charlotte.”
About NACA (www.naca.com):
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”) is a non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization. NACA CEO Bruce Marks was named Bostonian of the Year for 2007 because of his work in getting the major lenders and servicers to modify home loans for borrowers who come through NACA. See Bostonian of the Year. He has also testified before Congress on numerous occasions including September 12, 2000, being one of the only people to sound the alarm of the pending mortgage crisis. For more information go to www.naca.com
All NACA offices have reopened after Hurricane Irma, with the exception of Orlando, which has no power or internet access. Some offices may have limited capabilities, but are open for business and are conducting appointments as originally scheduled.
All phone calls for the Orlando office will be answered by NACA Member Services.
Appointments that were missed as a result of the storm will be rescheduled at the very first opportunity.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we all work to recover from the devastation of the hurricane.
The following NACA offices are not operational today as a result of the effects of Hurricane Irma:
All but one of these offices have no electricity, and the remaining office has no internet service. Please watch NACA’s social media channels for updates on the status of each offices.
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nacaofficialpage
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/NACAEvents
- Plus: http://plus.google.com/+nacacom
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/neighborhood-assistance-corporation-of-america
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nacaevents/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naca_online/
GREAT NEWS FOR MEMBERS IN OUR REMOTE COUNSELING PROGRAM!
VIDEO CONFERENCING is now available for Remote Counseling Sessions. You now have the option of speaking on the telephone with your counselor as before or now conduct an electronic “face to face” session.
To have a video counseling session, please go to www.gotomeeting.com on your PC or Mac and click on “JOIN A MEETING” in the upper right-hand corner, or get the app for your mobile device from iTunes or the Google Play store. At or shortly before the time scheduled for your counseling session, please enter the nine-digit meeting code that will be supplied by your counselor. The service is free of charge, and you do not have to pay for any software or features.
Studies show that 55% of information in a conversation is non-verbal in nature, and that many people are simply more comfortable being able to see the person with whom they are speaking. This new option will allow many of our members to communicate more fully with their counselor and create a more productive session for all concerned.
Members in the Remote Counseling Program, please email your counselor right away to take advantage of this new feature to make your counseling session more comfortable and productive!
All NACA offices in the state of Florida, including Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville, are now closed in order to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma. All phone calls for these offices will be answered by NACA Member Services.
Additionally, all NACA Home Buyer Workshops scheduled for this weekend are cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
We are continuing to monitor the approach of the storm and will provide updates as needed on this page and through oursocial media channels:
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NACA’s first concern is of course the safety and well-being of our staff and members, and that of everyone n the path of Hurricane Irma. We appreciate your understanding of the situation and we apologize for any inconvenience. We will keep you updated on the situation as it progresses through the social media channels listed above.
To help ensure the safety of our members and staff, NACA’s Miami and Jacksonville offices are closed today Friday, September 8th so staff and members can take whatever actions necessary to prepare for the arrival of the storm. Members with appointments scheduled for this Friday will have their appointments rescheduled as soon as possible.
Also, NACA’s American Dream Homebuyer Qualification Workshop scheduled for this Saturday, September 9th in Miami has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 23rd. The location and start time remain the same: Miami Shores Christian Church, 10150 N.E. 2nd Avenue in Miami, starting at 10:00 a.m. If you are already registered for the September 9th workshop, you DO NOT need to re-register. You are already registered for the 23rd.
No changes have been made to the office hours or workshop schedules for our Tampa and Orlando offices as of yet, nor those of any other NACA office. We are continuing to monitor the approach of the storm and will provide updates as needed on this page and through our social media channels:
Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/+nacacom
NACA’s first concern is of course the safety and well-being of our staff and members, and that everyone n the path of Hurricane Irma. We appreciate your understanding of the situation and we apologize for any inconvenience. We will keep you updated on the situation as it progresses through the social media channels listed above.