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February 23, 2019

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KNPR to host town hall meeting on mortgage crisis

Nevada Public Radio is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday night to address the foreclosure problems plaguing Southern Nevada.

KNPR 88.9-FM’s “[email protected]: Facing the Mortgage Crisis in Southern Nevada” is part of the radio station’s ongoing efforts to help those struggling with foreclosure and other housing issues, said Catherine Kim, community relations manager for Nevada Public Radio.

“People are still being taken advantage of by less-than-credible organizations,” Kim said. “We are trying to provide resources to help them.”

Dave Berns of KNPR 88.9-FM’s “State of Nevada” and Patricia Cunningham of KCEP 88.1-FM’s “Stimulus Watch” will moderate a panel discussion with community members and social service leaders. Members of the audience will also be able to ask questions.

The event will be at the County Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those interested in attending can reserve a seat at nvhopeathome.org. Participants can also submit questions in advance online.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Clark County TV Cable Channel 4 and will be taped for radio and later broadcasts on KNPR and KCEP.

The panel includes: County Commissioners Susan Brager and Chris Giunchigliani, Kenneth LoBene of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Leticia Bravo from the Nevada Office of Consumer Affairs, Gail Burks of the Nevada Fair Housing Center, Michele Johnson from Consumer Credit Counseling, and Frank Hawkins of the Community Development Programs Center of Nevada.

CORRECTION: This story was updated to correct the channels on which the meeting will be broadcast.

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