End The Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

$10,000 of $100k goal

Raised by 1 person in 6 months
Eric Stradford  CLEVELAND, OH
The American Mentor Wire Service is a media program of the national nonprofit charity, Youth Achievers USA Institute (YouthUSA).

We learned from our own investigative reporting that way too many Americans were struggling with upside down mortgages.  According to one real estate source, American “homeowners” owe at least 20% more than their homes are worth, totaling $579 billion of so-called negative equity.  They need our help.

The government recently funded some $43 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for counseling on home owner problems when homeowners really needed money to relief from mortgage companies and money to pay their mortgages.  Our campaign helps low-income homeowners access the information and programs needed to get them out of the housing crisis and engage them in helping neighbors in need.

These funds are urgently needed during the 2016 Presidential Election and the first 100 days of the new presidential administration.

Our candidates have been engaged in emails and tax returns without providing a vision for America's Future. YouthUSA is committed to economic security for all American children.  That means citizens of means with citizens in need.

Our hope is that no American will be left behind paying excessive mortgages.  Homeownership is a necessary step toward economic security for all.  We truly believe that poor people can be less poor if rich people are willing to become even richer at a slower pace.
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Moving forward in 2017 with great expectations.
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$10,000 of $100k goal

Raised by 1 person in 6 months
Created October 2, 2016
Eric Stradford  
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$10,000
Stephanie and Eric Stradford
6 months ago (Offline Donation)

On our mission to Cleveland, OH we discovered that neither major political party had committed to addressing the sub-prime mortgage threat to #EconomicSecurity on Our Street, USA. We were blessed to engage a winner in 16 year old La'Nyesha and her whole village of caring adults in our 2017 AMERICAN MENTOR WIRE SERVICE New Journalism initiative. We're helping Americans like La'Nyesha write a vision of their own futures, believing "I can achieve whatever I believe I can achieve."

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