Foreclosure fair comes to Pilsen

A national effort to stop the foreclosure crisis is coming to Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood this weekend.

The Home Rescue Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 14 at Orozco Community Academy at 1940 W. 18th St. 

Financial counselors, lenders and attorneys will be on hand, providing free counseling to help homeowners facing foreclosure either stay in their homes or determine the best course of action for their families, organizers say.

According to the February 2009 vital signs report by the Chicago Community Trust, foreclosures are still on the rise, more than tripling between the beginning of 2005 and the end of 2008.

Several local partners are bringing the fair to Chicago, including the Resurrection Project, Chicago Urban League and the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center.

The Fair is part of a national campaign sponsored by Bank of America, the National Council of La Raza, the National Urban League, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development.

Staff Writer Megan Cottrell covers public housing for the Daily News. She can be reached at 773-362-5002, ext. 12.