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Gil Cedillo Sponsors Housing Rescue and Homeownership Fair Saturday

Click through to learn how to preregister for the event .

Last year, hundreds attended a "Home Rescue Fair,"  organized by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo.

Staged at Goodwill Industries in Glassell Park, it aimed to give extra leverage and access to people losing their homes.

Cedillo has consistently showed a commitment to helping constituents with housing issues.

And, on Saturday, Cedillo's 45th District office is spearheading another event.

Reflecting our changing economy, it is a "Northeast LA Home Expo and Housing Rescue Fair." 

It will take place Highland Park at Luther Burbank Middle School at 6460 N. Figueroa St. froom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You must pre-register for the event at 323-225-4545.

California is still in the top five states nationally for home foreclosure rate, with one in every 379 houses filing, according to real-estate data firm RealtyTrac.

The event will again focus on both issues facing people who may still be in the process losing their homes.

But it will also focus on the opportunities for first-time homeownership that the market is creating for others.

As part of the latter, Cedillo will announce that there is now $1.5 million in state funds in downpayment assistance for eligible households for first-time homebuyers.

Montebello Housing Development Corporation and El Centro Del Pueblo are again taking the lead in organizing the event.

Other collaborators include Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congressman Xavier Becerra, State Senator Kevin De León, Jose Huizar of Council District 14, Eric Garcetti of Council District 13 LAUSD Board Member Bennett Kayser and the California Housing Recovery Initiative

Jennifer Solis November 16, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Your headline “Gil Cedillo Sponsors Housing Rescue…” and following article appears to be simply a re-write of the Assemblyman’s office press release to take credit for an event whose primary sponsors are El Centro Del Pueblo and Montebello Housing Development, mentioned at the BOTTOM of the story. It is “lazy journalism” to take a political press release and drop it into the page, without looking more closely at the source and motivation of a current candidate’s “flak,” and if Patch is actually supporting his candidacy, then such notice should be included in any of these political announcements. Perhaps you could charge candidates for this publicity, and run it as advertising. Moreover, you have insulted all the other “sponsors” of this important event, whose efforts are just as important as Cedillo’s. Please be aware that ANYTHING that comes out of a political candidate’s press office should be scrutinized. Thank you. Jennifer Solis
Culturevator January 17, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Way to Go, Jennifer!
Punk Attitude January 19, 2013 at 09:08 AM
A housing relief fair? Man, this guy missed the train. The crap has been going on before Obama. L O S E R! Unless you have a table with all the major banks and their reps sitting there AND they can SPEAK SPANISH ready to sit for A MONTH so everyone who needs help can do ALL their paperwork, with all sections discussed and filled out appropriately then "your damn fair is a tea party." Stop using your LATIN-ness as a way to get to US for votes if you really don't know how to make things happen. What a McDoucher!
Culturevator April 11, 2013 at 04:18 PM
All of the above is 100% accurate. I have observed his soulless shark eyes. His exploitation of minorities, (getting over on) for me is his biggest sin. He is not credible or believable, to anyone with half a brain. It's insulting to the people who have worked hard to structure this kind of event, only to have a slimy guy like Cedillo step in and take all the credit for it, knowing that the hope he is giving them will not pan out. The odds are completely against these folks trying to avoid foreclosure, and he knows it.
El Cid April 11, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Totally agree with the above Culturevator & Punk Attitude! You got it so RIGHT!

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