If You Happen to be in Hawaii…

Posted on March 11, 2011

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“According to FACE (Faith Action for Community Equity) Maui, many island families face a crisis.

Homeowners are in foreclosure or at risk of losing their homes.

If you need help and advice, FACE Maui is holding a meeting today, Thursday, March 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kihei Lutheran Church and Saturday, March 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina.

All community members are welcome to bring their family members, neighbors and friends who may need help with a mortgage situation. Another reason to attend is to join FACE to seek public remedies for the foreclosure crisis in Hawaii and on Maui.

FACE will have professional housing counselors available to arrange meetings with families.

According to the group — which includes West Siders from Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina United Methodist Church, Honolua United Methodist Church and the Save Honolua Coalition — Maui leads the state in the number of foreclosures and homeowners at risk of default.

An obvious factor is the recession. Another is the real estate frenzy from 2004-07, when properties ballooned artificially in value, residents bought homes they couldn’t truly afford and lenders fast-tracked loans that shouldn’t have been approved.”

I included this notice in this blog because faith-based groups have an important role to play in helping people to become aware of the programs that are out there to help them prevent foreclosure.

More of this article can be seen here.

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