FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 22, 2021
NACA’s “AMERICAN DREAM PROGRAM” FEATURED ON HOPETV DIGITAL NETWORK
Contact: Jill Konopka, NACA Director of Communications: 617-477-7274/Jill.Konopka@naca.com
(Atlanta, GA) NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, is proud to announce a new partnership with “The House of Hope Atlanta” and its HOPETV Digital Network (https://www.hohatl.org/live-ondemand).
NACA’s weekly “American Dream Program” will now be featured in the HOPETV streaming digital television network. NACA’s popular podcast is closing in on 3,000,000 downloads since launching in March of 2021. Each week listeners engage with hosts Angeanette Thibodeaux and Damien Smith as they interview NACA Members about their journey achieving the American Dream of affordable homeownership thanks to NACA’s “Best in America” mortgage. NACA Member questions are also addressed during the program by guests such as NACA CEO Bruce Marks and Mortgage Director Erick Exum. HOPETV has seen similar success since its inception in March 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic. Initially launched to enable Atlanta church members to stay involved with the House of Hope Atlanta church, the award winning HOPETV has grown to 27 shows airing weekly and more than 125 million views worldwide.
NACA’s American Dream Program will air each Monday at 3 pm on HOPETV (https://www.hohatl.org/live-ondemand) and airs live each Monday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on NACA’s official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/nacaofficialpage. The audio podcast can be downloaded from most major podcast sites and NACA’s own website www.naca.com.
NACA has led the fight for affordable homeownership since the 1980’s when NACA took on predatory lenders and coined the term “Predatory Lending”. NACA is the largest HUD approved non-profit home ownership, housing counseling and community advocacy organization in the United States. NACA provides the best mortgage in America with $20 billion to lend with no down payment, no closing cost, no fees, and a below market fixed rate (2.25% 30 yr. fixed APR or 1.5% 15 yr. fixed APR as of 10/22/21).
“This partnership with HOPETV is an amazing opportunity to help even more families take advantage of our incredible NACA mortgage. I started NACA nearly four decades ago in Boston, starting with the Hotel Workers – Local 26 when predatory and discriminatory lending prevented access to affordable homeownership”, states Bruce Marks, NACA CEO and founder. “The first campaign was to provide a housing trust fund so hotel workers could live close to where they work. While we have made homeownership possible for tens of thousands of homebuyers across the country, more work needs to be done to stabilize neighborhoods across America.”
“NACA has been pivotal in making the dream of homeownership a reality for millions of Americans. We are proud to partner with them to bring that message to millions more,” stated Dr. E. Dewey Smith CEO , HOPETV. Head of Programming and Executive Producer at HOPETV Benton Aladin added, “Our programming is intentionally designed to inspire people to live better, fuller lives. NACA’s programs fit perfectly with our mission.”
With the average cost of homes in the U.S. the highest they have ever been, affordable housing opportunities are few and far between. NACA’s Best in America mortgage program breaks down barriers to homeownership that have prevented primarily low and moderate income and minority homebuyers from achieving the American Dream of homeownership and building generational wealth. NACA is one of the most effective programs in the country in closing the racial and wealth disparity gaps with three million members with more than 85% of NACA homeowners being people of color.
NACA (NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CORPORATION OF AMERICA) www.naca.com
Started in 1988, NACA is the largest HUD-approved nonprofit, community advocacy and homeownership organization in the United States. NACA has been the forefront in fighting predatory lending and has been the most effective organization in providing affordable solutions to over 250,000 homeowners. NACA provides the best mortgage in the country through its 48 offices nationwide. NACA’s founder and CEO Bruce Marks was named Bostonian of the Year for 2007 because of his work in getting the major lenders and servicers to modify home loans. He has also testified before Congress on numerous occasions including September 12, 2000 being one of the few to sound the alarm of the pending mortgage crisis. For more information, please visit www.naca.com.