The Moneywise Homeowner’s Empowerment Special is a 60-minute motivational program designed to help Americans avoid losing their home to foreclosure or a mortgage scam. The program is hosted by Kelvin Boston, host of public television’s Moneywise series and Vickie Winans, inspirational music icon.
The program features home preservation and mortgage scam advice from Shelia Bair, chairman of the FDIC, Holly Patraeus, director of the Better Business Bureau Military Line, Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League, Judge Greg Mathis of the Judge Mathis Show, and representatives from Fannie Mae and the National Council of La Raza.
The special also reveals how Americans caught up in the mortgage crisis are coping with depression, scam artists and foreclosure matters. To illustrate how Americans from all economic levels are impacted by the foreclosure crisis, best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant shares how she survived losing her daughter to cancer, her husband to divorce and her home to a rising balloon mortgage payment, all at the same time.