The foreclosure crisis is long over in Prince William County, but hundreds of the abandoned, decaying properties are still left behind. A coalition of religious organizations is launching a plan to use $30 million to rehab foreclosed units and create more affordable rentals. Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) has spent the past three years pressuring lenders at the center of the foreclosure crisis to help financially with the fallout. Read more about Va. Communities Receive $30 Million in Housing Redevelopment
A vocal group of religious leaders on Monday night plans to announce a $30 million pilot program to rehabilitate townhouses in Prince William County left vacant by foreclosure. Organizers of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, said the Prince William Restoration Plan will rehabilitate more than 100 vacant properties in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park. Read more about VOICE set to announce $30 million foreclosure rehab program
By Jeremy Borden. Millions in funding for a housing pilot program that would go toward restoring communities affected by the 2008 foreclosure crisis in Prince William County will be promised by two major financial institutions and a Virginia housing agency Monday, according to Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement.
Prince William suffered more than 20,000 foreclosures during the housing market collapse and was the hardest hit locality in Virginia, according to the coalition of interfaith groups, which has organized around housing issues in the county. Read more about Pr. William communities to get $30 million for housing pilot
When the housing crisis came, no community was hit harder than Georgetown South. Tom Foreman looks at the efforts of VOICE, a group in Virginia fighting to keep people in their homes. Read more about Community Fights Ruin From Foreclosures
Virginia will receive $3.5 million as part of a lawsuit settlement with financial institutions in the now infamous "robo-signing" of foreclosure documents. Some Virginians hope the state will use the money to help areas affected by foreclosures. The Rev. Clyde Ellis, clergy leader with VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), was part of a team of more than 30 "citizen investigators" who uncovered many potentially fraudulent foreclosure documents in Prince William County, he said. Read more about Foreclosure Fraud Settlement: $3.5M for Virginia
More than 700 people in desperate need of help packed a church in Prince William County Oct. 1 to share stories of struggle and demand help from banks. News4's Jim Rosenfield reports. Watch the video at the link below. Read more about Fighting Foreclosures in Prince William County