FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346

 

UNION COUNTY CELEBRATES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK
Union County focuses on foreclosure prevention

 

Elizabeth, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is inviting the public to attend a free forum to discuss foreclosure and other community issues on Wednesday, April 15, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The event is part of a nationwide celebration of the federal Community Development Block Grant program.

The event includes a presentation of recent community development successes funded through Union County, by the Block Grant program.

“If you have questions or concerns about community issues, especially foreclosure, this is a chance to learn about solutions that have helped to provide our neighborhoods with stability and security,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

There is no charge but pre-registration is required by calling the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal, Bureau of Housing, 908-527-4229, by April 8.

The event will be held at the John T. Gregorio Towers, 1425 Dill Avenue in Linden. It includes exhibits and foreclosure information provided by Brand New Day, Faith Bricks & Mortar, Urban League of Union County and other nonprofit organizations in Union County that receive Block Grant funding.

The featured speaker is Diane J. Johnson, Newark Field Office Director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Community Development Block Grant program provides federal grants to local governments for neighborhood improvements. Union County administers the program for 19 of the 21 municipalities within its borders. The City of Elizabeth and the Township of Union administer their own programs.