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Interfaith Churches Convince Banks to Give $30 Million to Help Foreclosed Families

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VOICE activists logo meetingAn interfaith group in Virginia has shown what a grassroots group can do when working together for positive change — in this case, helping some of the 20,000 families who lost homes in the 2008 foreclosure crisis.

VOICE (Virginians Organized For Interfaith Community Engagement) managed to get pledges of $30 million from Bank of America, General Electric and the Virginia Housing Development Authority to help such families in Manassas and Prince William County.

Started in 2008, the coalition of 50 faith organizations announced this week that their housing pilot program is set to rehab 100 vacant and blighted townhouses and to build 1,500 units of affordable rental housing over a 15-year period.

Learn more about the non-profit at their website, www.voice-iaf.or

(WATCH their video below, or READ the story from the Washington Post)

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