The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese community-based organizations, businesses and media.


NANAY Receives Funding for Loan


Rescue Scam Outreach


February 6, 2011


Miami, Florida - With a $10,000 grant from the National CAPACD (Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Community Development) for marketing and community outreach to assist families at-risk of foreclosure and loan rescue scams in Florida.  The funding is being provided as a result of the 111th United States Congress recognizing Florida as one of the top ten "hardest hit" areas in the nation for loan rescue scams.

To combat this issue, Congress asked NeighborWorks® America to launch a national public education campaign. The campaign will empower homeowners to protect themselves against loan modification scams, find trusted help and report illegal activity to authorities.

NeighborWorks® America is working with national, state and local partners on the ground including 235 community-based affiliates. Together, we will alert thousands of homeowners in communities at high risk of scam activity through real-life scam stories, fliers, postcards, e-cards, posters, print advertising, local PSAs, events, word-of-mouth and social media activity.

All national campaign materials urge homeowners who are contacted or deceived by a scam artist to report it immediately by calling 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) or visiting www.LoanScamAlert.org. The hotline and Web site also connect homeowners to free guidance from a HUD-approved counseling agency.

Common scams include private attorneys and individuals "guaranteeing" homeowners they can stop the foreclosure process if the homeowner pays them upfront for their services.  Once the payment is received the homeowner rarely, if ever, hears from the attorney or individual again.