Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is holding a public forum tomorrow at the Teamster's Hall in Lawrenceville. Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen will be there. ACORN officials will ask the sheriff to place a six-month moratorium on foreclosures. However, Mullen says that it's more important to bring lenders and borrowers back to the bargaining table and re-negotiate mortgages. The Sheriff's office has already taken several measures to lower foreclosure rates, including creating a website and a foreclosure hotline. Mullen says it's still a problem, but the number of foreclosures in the Pittsburgh area has declined each year since 2006.