Save the Date: 90-Day Pre-Foreclosure Negotiation Law Webinar

On Friday, November 6, 2009, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Lorray Brown will host a webinar on the 90-day pre-foreclosure negotiation law.  For those of you who have not been able to attend one of Lorray’s presentations/trainings in person, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the implementation of this new law, as well as ask questions that you may have come across in dealing with clients who have received a 90-day notice from their lender or servicer.


90-Day Pre-Foreclosure Negotiation Webinar

Friday, November 6, 2009

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

New: Register here

For those of you unable to take part in the webinar, we will be recording and posting it online afterward.  More details will follow on this as well.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Lisa Nuszkowski
Michigan Foreclosure Task Force

Join us in Lansing for Capital Day

Do you wish you were more comfortable talking to your elected officials?  Want to know how to advocate more effectively?

Here is your chance!Capitol Dome

On Tuesday, November 10, you are invited to join us in Lansing for hands-on advocacy training, group meetings with your legislators, networking with others, and a guided tour of the Capitol building.  There will be a webinar the week before to help you get comfortable discussing the community-development and asset-building policy issues of the day.

The event is free for CEDAM, ABC, and Foreclosure Task Force members, who will receive invitations by e-mail and regular mail.  Please RSVP by October 16; for your convenience, you can RSVP using this form.  We hope you can come!

About Asset Building

ABPP logoThe Asset Building Policy Project (ABPP) at CEDAM coordinates a statewide Michigan Asset Building Coalition and works to move progressive asset-building policy forward at the state level.  The ABPP prioritizes public policy that increases access to higher education, career-advancement and job-training opportunities, and personal economic and finance skills for the residents of Michigan.  Our goal is to empower low-wage workers and their families to escape poverty through building and developing their personal assets.

Asset-building policy includes any government policy or program that aids, encourages, or rewards people for developing personal assets.  Assets are important, especially for low-income workers, because they provide a financial base from which people can draw resources in times of economic crisis, like an extended period of unemployment.  By assets, we mean anything of value or anything that can help a person to develop wealth.  Savings accounts and homes are obvious assets, but education and social networks are also assets because they can help people to acquire financial resources.

Subsequent ABPP blog posts will keep you updated on current ABPP projects and let you know what is happening with asset-building policy in the state and across the nation.

For more information on asset-building, see the ABPP page on the CEDAM website.  Also, check out these websites:

From Ross Yednock and Megan Kursik, Asset Building Policy Project staff

Make Your Own “Wordle”

At wordle.net, you can enter text and get a decorative, customizable word cloud, or “wordle.”

We tried it with our mission statement and got this:
Wordle: CEDAM

This could be a cheap way to create a thank-you card or office decorations for your organization.  Plus, it’s just fun. Link to your community-development Wordles in the comments.