Marc Morial – President of The National Urban League

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Joining me this week is MARK MORIAL, PRESIDENT of THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE.

The 2010 Economic Empowerment Tour featuring the “Restore Our Homes: Housing Rescue Fair and Career Fair” begins and is being held in Atlanta today, October 21st from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue Northeast in the city’s downtown business district.

The Tour Event offers access to Major Mortgage Lenders, Housing Counselors, and Career Fair with Over 50 Employers, Educational Institutions and Workforce Development Partners.

Last year, Economic Empowerment Tour events helped over 4,672, people, and provided 1,700 job opportunities and counseling for 1,245 homeowners. Many participants were hired on the spot by local employers and all of those counseled in the housing fairs have had their cases moved towards resolution.

The comprehensive, one-stop housing and employment event will provide concerned homeowners direct access to one-on-one sessions with certified Housing Counselors and lending institutions to negotiate resolutions, plus free legal advice, and workshops on sustaining and maintaining homeownership. Job seekers will also have access to immediate job opportunities, career coaching and resume critiques by human resource experts, as well as information on local job training programs. The entire event is free and open to the public.

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