How Can a Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps Member Help Your Organization?

AmeriCorps LogoYou’ve seen many posts about the great work that Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps members are doing for their host sites and in their communities, but have you ever wondered how your organization could take advantage of such a valuable resource? CEDAM is hosting three MFPC information sessions in March. The sessions will include information on hosting an AmeriCorps member through MFPC, the benefits and restrictions for AmeriCorps members and have the opportunity to speak with both current host site supervisors and MFPC members.

Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps members increase capacity of their agencies in two major ways. First, they assist with getting the word out about foreclosure prevention services though marketing, outreach and building partnerships. In addition, MFPC members provide vital intake and triage services for organizations as the first point of contact for at-risk homeowners. Providing a knowledgeable, friendly face or voice to clients allows housing counselors to dedicate their time to clients who are equipped with paperwork and knowledge leading into their appointments.

Current MFPC host sites across the state say that without their AmeriCorps member, their organization would not be seeing nearly as many at-risk homeowners. MFPC host site supervisor C.J. Felton from Community Housing Network in Troy says, “Community Housing Network has been very fortunate to host three Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps AmeriCorps members over the last two years. Their professionalism, energy, positive attitude and sincere desire to help people in their community has made a positive impact on our organization, and enabled us to expand our foreclosure prevention services to serve many more homeowners in need.”

If you’re interested in learning more about how hosting a Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps AmeriCorps member can benefit your organization, please attend of the following information sessions:

March 12 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Home Repair Services, Grand Rapids
1100 South Division Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI  49507

March 13 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

March 14 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Community Housing Network, Troy
570 Kirts Boulevard
Troy, MI 48084

Please RSVP by Monday, March 11 to Rachel Diskin, Program Director of the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps by email or by telephone at 517-485-3588 ext. 1948. Curious but cannot attend an information session? Rachel is happy to discuss the program with you at a time more convenient for you. Please contact her to schedule an appointment.