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WGTE Town Hall: Facing the Mortgage Crisis -

WGTE Public Media presented this live Town Hall hosted by Bill Harris.  This one-hour television special connected people facing mortgage foreclosure to the local organizations that can help them stay in their homes.

Panelists and mortgage specialists, including Richard Alston, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality; Mike King, Consumer Credit Counseling Service; Pam Mayer, Neighborhood Housing Service; T. Mari Taoka, Lucas ... (more)

 
 
 
WGTE Town Hall: Families Facing the Mortgage Crisis -

Bill Harris hosted this live, one-hour special that connects parents with local resources to help them better communicate with their children on the current financial situation including the mortgage crisis. Topics included losing a job and/or home; feelings of insecurity; the concept of want versus need; language and approach for differing age groups; need for security; and much more.

Panelists included Mike King, Consumer Credit ... (more)

 
 
 
Deadline NOW: The Mortgage Meltdown

Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan are among the areas hardest hit by the mortgage crisis. Many people can be helped if they know where to turn for trusted information. This week's program features Bill Farnsel, Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services, Mike King, Credit Counselor for Consumer Credit Counseling Services, and Lucas Rowe, Foreclosure Prevention Advocate for Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People.

 
 
 
My Source | Marion Hallauer

Marion was searching for better mortgage terms and saw the WGTE Town Hall: Facing the Mortgage Crisis with Bill Harris.  She found out about the services that WGTE could connect her with, and took advantage of that offer of help.

 
 
 
My Source | Lisa Washington

Lisa reflects on her experience attending the WGTE Facing the Mortgage Crisis Community Event.  She has always relied on WGTE for life-long learning, and is proud of WGTE's new venture, which led her to needed financial assistance and counseling.

 
 
 
My Source | Jennifer Todd Warfield

Jennifer talks about her experience getting help negotiating with her lender through WGTE's Facing the Mortgage Crisis Community Event, a partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 
 
 
Don't Give Up: Help Is Available

The Honorable Marcy Kaptur, U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio District 9, delivers a message of hope and action to citizens of Northwest Ohio.  Kaptur's office has been a powerful force in bringing lenders and services to the table to discuss loan modification with homeowners in our region.  Her appearances on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC and other news outlets, have pressed the need for forward action in opening lender doors to ... (more)

 
 
 
Don't Become a Victim of Mortgage Fraud

Richard Cordray, Attorney General for the State of Ohio, gives citizens advice on avoiding mortgage fraud.  The Atorney General's Office has taken a leadership position on this issue.  WGTE produced this spot with assistance from WOSU and has shared the spot for broadcast with Ohio stations WVIZ and WCET.  This spot is a visible example of the cooperation between stations within the state when it comes to Facing ... (more)

 
 
 
When Should I Ask for Mortgage Help?

Bill Kitson, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Toledo, speaks with WGTE Public Media about when homeowners should ask for mortgage help.  Part of the Facing the Mortage Crisis initiative from WGTE and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 
 
 
Will I Have to Pay for Mortgage Help?

Eunice Glover, Housing Counselor for NODA (Northwest Ohio Development Agency), speaks with WGTE Public Media about staying on the alert against fraud and fees.  Part of the Facing the Mortage Crisis initiative from WGTE and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 
 
 
What Happens During the Foreclosure Process?

Luke Rowe,  Foreclosure Prevention Advocate, ESOP (Empowering & Strengthening Ohio's People), speaks with WGTE Public Media about what options a homeowner has after being notified about impending foreclosure.  Part of the Facing the Mortage Crisis initiative from WGTE and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 
 
 
Do I Need a Lawyer During a Foreclosure?

Andrew Neuhauser, Attorney for ABLE (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality), speaks with WGTE Public Media about the benefits to seeking free legal advice before and during foreclosure.  Part of the Facing the Mortage Crisis initiative from WGTE and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 
 
 
Will My Lender Modify My Mortgage?

William Farnsel, from Neighborhood Housing Services, addresses the options homeowners have when working with lenders to modify their terms.

 
 
 
How Should I Respond to Collection Notices?

Mike King, from Consumer Credit Counseling Services, gives admice on how homeowners should best respond to collection notices.

 
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