Iniciar de nuevo, puede ser un termino muy positivo, pero para cientos de familias como es el caso de Adriana Vallenas que vive en el condado de Prince William County, VA que perdió su casa en el 2008, no ha sido una tarea fácil, ya que por razones de crédito no ha logrado reponerse de lo que le causo la crisis de la vivienda.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- While recent signs show that the housing market might be on the way to recovery, reverberations surrounding the 2007 bursting of the so called “Housing Bubble” continue to reverberate. According to Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, Prince William County was the hardest hit jurisdiction in Virginia with roughly 20,000 foreclosures. Read more about Foreclosure Activist Group Submits Demands to Banks
More than 700 people came to the gathering of religious leaders, state and national politicians, and financial institution representatives. Read more about VOICE Rallies to Save Local Homeowners From Foreclosure
The scene at a Prince William County church Monday night may have been startling to regulators and some homeowners just a few years ago: a room full of politicians, interfaith leaders and about 700 congregants rising to their feet and praising Bank of America, once reviled by some for its banking practices. Read more about VOICE sings Bank of America’s praises in Woodbridge
Bank of America chief executive Brian Moynihan faced more complaints about his bank's handling of foreclosures at Wednesday's annual meeting, but shareholders rejected a proposal that called for an audit committee review of the mortgage business.
By Jeremy Borden. "Can I get your name and the account number you're talking about?" the bank representative asks. Things are tense in the office of Charlene Watkins-Byrd, a housing counselor for the Woodbridge-based nonprofit group First Home Alliance. But when Watkins-Byrd calls the mortgage servicer on behalf of David and his wife, Rebekah, a game of seemingly pleasant cat-and-mouse between housing counselor and financial agency representative ensues. Read more about Underwater and Underserved: County has few mortgage counselors despite great need
We had four actions in the June 2012! Read about our June 3rd action in Prince William area around Subprime Lending & Foreclosure, our June 11th action in Rt 1/MT Vernon Fairfax County on Youth, our June 17th victory on access to dental care, and June 28th "Aging-Up" Campaign launch in McLean VA. Read more about Summer 2012 Local Action Victories & Updates
At the urging of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement — an advocacy group known as VOICE — Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. intend to offer nearly 1,000 homeowners in Prince William County and Manassas and Manassas Park assistance through the $25 billion national mortgage settlement, NBC Washington reports. Read more about 1,000 Prince William County homeowners to get mortgage help
On April 10th 2011, 250 religious leaders and homeowners from VOICE gathered in Manassas, Virginia to launch a campaign to hold key financial institutions accountable for their role in the foreclosure crisis in Northern Virginia. In the last 18 months VOICE has organized a number of actions and produced concrete results on the campaign. Read more about Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Institution Accountability Campaign 2011-2012 Accomplishments