State Responses to the Foreclosure Crisis. The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Housing Symposium Graciela Aponte Wealth-Building Legislative Analyst National Council of La Raza. National Council of La Raza. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
Wealth-Building Legislative Analyst
National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest
national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy
organization in the United States—works to improve
opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-
based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of
Hispanics each year in 37 states, Puerto Rico, and the
District of Columbia.
As a result, borrowers face a number of
Top States Facing Declines in House Values and Local Tax Bases Due to Subprime Foreclosures
Source: Keith Ernst, Wei Li, and Ellen Schloemer, Subprime Spillover (Washington, DC: Center for Responsible Lending, 2007).
NCLR launched the Home Rescue Campaign to help
community-based organizations and Affiliates address
the rising rates of foreclosures. The campaign
NCLR hosted a working meeting with national
organizations, service providers, industry
professionals, and funders.
Know Your Community
Build Community Awareness
Know Your Strengths
Create Your Network
Who is a Community Collaborator?
What is a Home Rescue fair?
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling—Housing Counselor Will:
Types of Advocacy
Examples of Advocacy Activities
Homes on the Hill Community Development
Corporation, an NHN member, participated in the task
force that helped Ohio develop and enhance its
foreclosure prevention programs by:
The task force included representation from local,
state, and federal governments; lenders; and nonprofit
organizations. The task force offered 27
recommendations grouped into the following
Priorities for the Latino community
For a complete list of publications, congressional testimony, and
regulatory commentary, visit www.nclr.org/wealthbuilding.