St. Louis is Facing the Mortgage Crisis
Since June 2008, KETC/Channel 9 has been helping the St. Louis community face the on-going mortgage crisis by connecting those in need with trusted community resources to help them address or prevent a foreclosure situation and deal with other aspects of the current financial crisis. Our work continues here at our new interactive Web site. You'll find all the same great content, and hopefully even more resources to help you or those you know.

As we all face the mortgage and financial crisis, we will continue to bring you information from experts, trusted resources, and the St. Louis community.

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20. April 2010

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The Beacon’s Series on the St. Louis Area Foodbank

The St. Louis Beacon ran a series last week describing the work being done by local organizations to feed struggling residents in the St. Louis region.  The reports tell inspiring stories of motivated volunteers alongside sobering facts about families who are unable to reliably put food on the table. The first installment of the series [...]

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6. April 2010

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Good News in March Unemployment Numbers

The new unemployment figures for March have been all over the news for the past two weeks (we’ve covered them in several tweets).  They’ve created a positive buzz among economic analysts who are excited about the biggest job creation in three years.  NPR’s Planet Money reported that the economy has “turned the corner.”  The most recent [...]

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1. April 2010

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Lessons from the Wright Family on Seeking Help

We met with the Wright family several weeks ago and heard of their difficult time during the mortgage crisis. Like many Americans, they’ve had difficulty making ends meet during the recession and were on the verge of losing their home. Rather than wait for foreclosure to happen, the Wrights made the most of the help [...]

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5. March 2010

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Staring a Business – Upcoming Workshop from the Urban League

Mark your calendars!  On March 11th, the Urban League will be hosting a workshop designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs the information they need to put their plans into action.  The event will feature presenters from U.S. Bank and the Missouri Small Business Development Center.  They will discuss a number of pertinent topics, such as how [...]

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20. January 2010

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Resources for Job Seekers

There are many resources available to job seekers. Last month the St. Louis Post-Dispatch compiled a list of the organizations that provide assistance to those seeking employment opportunities.  Below is the list of groups–take a look. BounceBack St. Louis www.BounceBackSTL.net Please check website for meeting locations, dates and times. Businesspersons Between Jobs www.bbj.org St. Mark [...]

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16. December 2009

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Loan-Modification Scams and How to Spot Them

As the rate of foreclosures accelerates across the U.S. following the sub-prime mortgage crisis, so does the number of scam operations aimed at taking advantage of struggling homeowners.   People experiencing financial problems and/or foreclosure are vulnerable targets—often desperate to save their homes and livelihood at any cost.  It is important that every homeowner, regardless [...]

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