Workshops on Housing Crisis

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February 19, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Nonprofit agencies will offer workshops after church services in parts of Brooklyn and Queens hit hardest by the subprime mortgage crisis.Roman Catholic Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced the grassroots effort on Wednesday.

They said nearly a dozen workshops will be held to teach parishioners how to spot predatory lenders, find the best loans and arrange refinancing.

Schumer says Brooklyn and Queens have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the country.

The workshops will be conducted in English, Spanish and Creole, depending on the languages spoken in the communities.

Available Sessions:

February 24, 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.(English)--St. Catherine of Sienna R.C. Church, Downstairs Hall, 188-22 Riverton Street, St. Albans, NY 11412

February 24, 10:15 a.m. (English) St. Fortunata R.C. Church, School Auditorium, 2609 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11208

March 9, 11 a.m. (Creole) and 12:30 p.m. (English)--Holy Family R.C. Church, School Auditorium, 9719 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11236

March 30, 11 a.m. (English and 12:45 p.m. (Spanish)--St. Leo R.C. Church, 104-05 49th Ave., Corona NY 11368

April 6, 6:30 p.m. (English) and 8:30 p.m. (Creole)--St. Therese of Lisieux R.C. Church, School Auditorium, 1281 Troy Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203

April 20, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (English)--Christ the King R.C. Church, Gymnasium, 145-39 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens NY 11434

April 27, 10:45 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)--St. Barbara R.C. Church, School Auditorium, 138 Bleecker St., Brooklyn, NY 11221

April 27, 11:30 a.m. (English), 12 p.m. (Spanish) and 1:15 p.m. (English)--Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church, Church Hall, 111-50- 115th St., S. Ozone Park, NY 11420

May 21, 7:30 p.m. (English/Spanish)--St. Michael-St. Malachy R.C. Church, St. Michael Church Hall, 225 Jerome St. Brooklyn, NY 11207

June 1, 11 a.m. (Spanish) and 1:00 p.m. (English)--St. Gabriel R.C. Church, Auditorium, 26-29 98th Street, E. Elmhurst, NY 11269