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The Atlanta Urban League and the National Urban League’s “Restore Our Homes: Housing Rescue Fair and Career Job Fair” is going on today at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, downtown on October 21st from 2 pm to 8 pm.  The National Urban League is touring the country to bring valuable help to people hardest hit by the economic crisis.

Statistics show that the state of Georgia ranks 9th in the country when it comes to foreclosures, and that people of color are three times more likely to have acquired subprime loans which can lead to foreclosures. Unemployment continues to hover around 10%, so city leaders, like Mayor Kasim Reed is heartily welcoming this event which also includes a major job fair.

Free Advise to help you keep their homes.

People who attend will have free access to major mortgage lenders, housing counselors to assist them in finding the most affordable housing options and to help them negotiate solutions.  Representatives from lenders and mortgage servicers – Bank of America, Chase, Citi, GMAC, HSBC, PNC, Saxon, SunTrust, US Bank, and Wells Fargo – and attorneys will meet individually with homeowners to address their needs.  Homeowners coming to the Home Rescue Fair should bring originals and one copy of the following documents with them in order to get the best assistance possible:

-Current pay stubs ( 2 most recent, showing earnings for last 30 days)

-Copy of any benefits statements reflecting amount, frequency and duration of benefits

-List of all household expense

-If self-employed, most recent quarterly or year to date Profit and Loss Statements

-Last two months of bank statements

-Copy of signed 2008 and 2009 income-tax returns

-Copy of utility bill showing name and property address

-Homeowner’s Association bill if applicable

-Most recent mortgage and property insurance statements

-Copy of closing documents and most recent correspondence from your mortgage company

-If self-employed, most recent quarterly or year to date Profit and Loss Statement(s)

Immediate Job Openings

50 Local employers, educational institutions and workforce development partners will have more than 500 positions available for the Career and Resource Fair portion of today’s event.  Companies planning to attend include Comcast, UPS and Grady Health Center, which have over 500 positions available, and many more.

For more information about the 2010 Economic Empowerment Tour featuring the “Restore Our Homes Housing Rescue Fair and Career Fair,” contact the Atlanta Urban League at or go to

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