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RHOPI perspectives: neighborhood housing services of Chicago
Over seven years ago, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) increased substantially its focus on working to help victims of predatory lending avoid foreclosure. Well before the ?foreclosure crisis? was a national phenomenon, home owners, mostly in lower-income communities, were facing foreclosure at an increased rate due to the predatory practices of mortgage brokers peddling subprime loans with high interest rates. NHS identified this issue through its network of neighborhood offices, neighborhood staff, and advisory councils, and initiated the Home Ownership Preservation Initiative ...