Louisville Home Rescue and Career Fair Hosted By National Urban League
The Louisville Urban League and the National Urban League are bringing hope and resources to those hardest hit by the economic crisis with an employment and home rescue fair in Louisville. The “2009 Economic Empowerment Tour: Home Rescue Fair & Career Fair” will provide free on-site housing counseling and lender services to those in danger of foreclosure, coupled with a job fair featuring local companies and recruiters, free career coaching, resume and job preparation workshops.
With a special concern about the rapid rate of home foreclosure, the National Urban League, National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) created the “Alliance for Stabilizing our Communities”, with the help of Bank of America to assist homeowners at risk of foreclosure. The home retention effort will provide financial counsel from trusted experts, one-on-one foreclosure sessions and workshops such as “Foreclosure 101, Crisis Budgeting and How to Avoid Loan Fraud and the Obama Administration’s new Making Home Affordable Plan.”
Residents interested in taking advantage of this mortgage mitigation opportunity must bring all appropriate paperwork to the September 15th event in order to determine if they can be helped. Residents having questions prior to the event about the process should call the Louisville Urban League’s Housing Services and Neighborhood Revitalization Center (502) 585-3362.
In addition to providing home foreclosure prevention assistance, the Economic Empowerment Tour hopes to connect Metro-area residents seeking jobs with potential employers looking to hire. Organizers anticipate over 50 businesses will participate in the Career Fair portion of the event. Area businesses interested in participating can sign-up by calling (502) 566-3370. Businesses currently committed to participate include Citigroup, Prudential, Kelly Services, Louisville Metro Police, Lowe’s Home Centers, and Neil Huffman Automotive Group among others. These businesses project over 200 current openings and this number is expected to double in the next 18 to 20 months.
Location:Kentucky International Convention Center, Corner of Third & Market Streets, Louisville, KY 40202
Louisville Urban League, 1535 West Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
URL: http://www.lul.org or www.nul.org