Southeast Queens is at the epicenter of the national mortgage crisis. Homeowners in the district, I represent continue to need access to information and quality services, at a time when the media and federal government’s attention are beginning to move away from the plight of homeowners. Our community is built around the institutions of church and family. We must draw on these strengths to build the supportive environment that homeowners at-risk of foreclosure will need now and in the future. The obstacles that many of them face prevents stable and long-term homeownership from occurring within our communities.
It is for this reason that I am sponsoring an ongoing series of Homeownership Preservation events in partnership with the Connect Queens campaign. The first event will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Homeowners, I urge you to attend this event. Don’t do it alone! Let’s create the path that will lead us out of crisis and into healthy homeownership, together.
State Senator Shirley L. Huntley