|David Gillcrist - Executive Director, Project FIND|
Project FIND is a "find". This not-for-profit organization, headed by David Gillcrist, executive director, assists seniors in living independently providing housing and essential services. Funded with city, state and private monies, Project FIND operates five senior centers serving over 730 people a day and more than 215,000 meals annually; a range of healthy aging activities; and nearly 600 units of affordable housing with in house social services. Their services are explored on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Service Agencies, Housing, Community Programs, Aging
|Frank Pallotta - Executive Vice-President/Managing Partner, Loan Value Group LLC|
Where does responsibility of homeowner collide with bad lending practices of banks? What options are open to homeowners? Is a strategic default acceptable morally? Frank Pallota discusses these questions and explains a private label Responsible Homeowner Reward Program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Housing, Real Estate, Finance
|Louis Kilkenny - COO, Neighborhood Housing Service of New York|
A bright light in the dim real estate market is Neighborhood Housing Services of New York. This organization, privately funded, counsels families on how to buy houses and, importantly, how to afford them. While their core demography is middle low-income, their customer education and honesty is available to everyone. For those who qualify, renovation loans, again with counseling, are available. NHSNYC COO Louis Kilkenny provides more value with Judith west on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Housing, Real Estate, Community Programs, Service Agencies
|Manual A. Alvarado - Operation Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development|
Should you refinance your home? Are you elegible for Mortgage Modification? See Manual Alvarado, outreach contact in New York City for the U.S. Department of Housing, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. He highlights information on Freddie and Fanny, how to avoid foreclosures (avoid scam artists) and how to modify your payments if your income has changed. Help is available.
Themes: Housing, Service Agencies
More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"
As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.
Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.
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