Washington – RealEstateRama – In a matter of days, moratoriums are set to expire as millions of people are still struggling to pay their mortgage and rent. Meanwhile, scammers are selling them false solutions. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advises that as many as 11 million families could be behind on their rent or mortgage payments, which could translate to almost $90 billion in missed payments. With the CDC’s foreclosure and eviction moratorium ending March 31, consumers should act now. Delayed action and rushed decisions could make people more vulnerable to scammers.
As National Financial Capability Month (April) approaches, NeighborWorks America President & CEO Marietta Rodriguez reminds consumers to stay vigilant against financial predators. NeighborWorks America launched StopHomeScams.org as a resource to know the signs, get the facts, and stop home scams.
Our expert can discuss:
- Tips to protect yourself from housing scams.
- Common housing scams.
- The biggest mistakes consumers are making when falling for housing scams.
March 25, 2021 – ongoing, via phone, email, Skype/Zoom
Marietta Rodriguez, President & CEO, NeighborWorks America
Marietta Rodriguez has created and executed strategic initiatives that address some of the toughest challenges facing low-income families: homeownership, foreclosure prevention, community building and engagement. A strong communicator and subject matter expert, Rodriguez was named an expert witness by the Federal Trade Commission in three areas of specialty: mortgage finance, credit repair and loan modification. Read Marietta Rodriguez’s full bio.
Rodriguez is available to discuss the historical perspective/impacts of crisis recovery, having led efforts surrounding the 2008 crisis.
Lee Anne Adams, Senior Vice President, National Initiatives, NeighborWorks America
Lee Anne Adams has a wealth of experience in housing and community advocacy and has led teams to develop strong programs in national initiatives that help create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities during her 13 years at NeighborWorks America. Adams can speak to the NeighborWorks findings during its first scam initiative, which began during the housing crisis of 2008, and the current Stop Home Scams initiative that she leads. She can conduct interviews in Spanish and English. Read Lee Anne Adams’ full bio.
Adams is available to discuss programmatic solutions and consumer-facing resources.
About NeighborWorks America
For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 240 members in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer-exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools and access to training, as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment and education.
To schedule an interview, please contact:
NeighborWorks America Media