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NAACP Hosts Workshop On Tenants' Rights

Irvington Herald — Wednesday, August 4, 2010

By Chris Sykes, Staff Writer

The Irvington Unit of the NAACP will be having a special workshop for the public dealing with Pre-Foreclosure Tips and Tenants Rights today at 7:30 p.m. in Greater New Point Church on Paine Avenue.

The workshop was organized in conjunction with New Jersey Citizen Action. That organization offers the free workshops hoping to give clues and avoid excessive problems that are now being experienced by people who have recently lost their jobs and cannot pay their mortgages as well as those tenants who are left in buildings after the owners have lost them.

"The message from U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and others is 'don't give up,'" said Kathleen Witcher, the president of he Irvington Unit of the NAACP. "There are programs that have been offered to those in need to help save their homes. The renters who feel in doubt will learn more about the Anti-Eviction Act and what they must do if they find the property abandoned by the landlords or homeowners."

For anyone interested in attending tonight's workshop or learning more about pre-foreclosure procedures or Tenants Rights, Witcher said they can call her at 973-371-5798. Tonight's event marks at least the third time that the local unit of the nation's premiere Civil Rights organization has decided to have a workshop and informational session dealing with mortgage and homeownership issues.

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