Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Michigan Radio hosting town halls on foreclosure crisis



Michigan Radio is hosting a series of town hall events to provide information about the housing foreclosure crisis as part of its community engagement initiative, “Facing the Mortgage Crisis.”

The next town hall will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Hills Community Library Auditorium, 32737 West 12 Mile Road, in Farmington Hills.

Other events are scheduled for:

 • 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Southfield Public Library Auditorium, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield.

 • 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Livonia Public Library — Civic Center (meeting rooms A and B), 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia.

At the free events, homeowners concerned about foreclosure can talk to experts about the process and learn about resources that can help them cope with it or prevent it from happening.

Michigan Radio recently aired a special documentary exploring foreclosure-related issues. A link to it is available on the Web at www.facingthemortgagecrisis.org. Specifically, the documentary looks at how the crisis is reshaping neighborhoods, how foreclosure is affecting people emotionally and how people in different walks of life are handling it.

Michigan Radio launched the “Facing the Mortgage Crisis” initiative as a response to the escalating number of families in Southeastern Michigan who are losing their homes to foreclosure.

The public radio network has partnered with Detroit Public TV, the United Way 2-1-1 of Southeastern Michigan, the Wayne County Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program, Lighthouse Oakland and other local organizations.