Help offered to area residents with mortgage problems

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, April 24, 2008

By Staff
Housing forum invites ‘every ethnic group’
that needs information
Staff Writer
The Washington Human Relations Council wants to help residents with housing and mortgage problems.
The council is sponsoring a housing forum April 29 as part of Fair Housing Month. The forum will be held at the Temple of Jesus Christ Family Life Center from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
By hosting the housing forum, the council can help people who are behind on mortgage payments, according to Rick Gagliano, Vice Chairman of the Washington Human Relations Council.
The forum will also give under-privileged people an opportunity to inquire about low-income housing, according to Gagliano.
Gagliano hopes that people from all over the Washington community will take part in the forum.
The housing forum and other public forums held by the council allow people of every background to bring forth financial and personal problems that otherwise wouldn’t be heard, according to Gagliano.
The housing forum is being held at the Temple of Jesus Christ Family Life Center because it is a common meeting place for people in the community, especially blacks, according to Gagliano.
Housing and non-profit organizations offering assistance at the forum include Washington Mid-East Housing, Metro Housing and Habitat for Humanity.
Gagliano speaks at every forum the council hosts, and always ends with a common theme.
The council was formed with a common goal, according to Gagliano.