Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NCLR Engaged Experts in Housing and Financial Fields to Identify Ways to Restore Latino Financial Security

Today, the NCLR hosted a conference call engaging a number of experts in the housing and financial fields to discuss restoring paths to financial security for Latinos.
Key call participants included: Henry Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, American CityVista; Janis Bowdler, Associate Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, National Council of La Raza (NCLR); Andrew Jakabovics, Associate Director, Economic Mobility Program, Center for American Progress; Luis Pastor and President and CEO, Latino Community Credit Union, Cooperativa Latina.
Participants on the call gave an update on the status of Latino homeowners and consumers. They provided proposals for restoring the financial safety net in all communities, including calling for solutions that get to the root of the problem, reducing foreclosures and bringing back credit to minority communites.

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