The “Right At Home” DVD and website from the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) & Affiliates recently received the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)'s Outstanding Consumer Information Award. The video and website connects struggling homeowners with the resources to avoid foreclosure. It was produced by CU Village, a web design and multimedia subsidiary of MCUL & Affiliates (www.mcul.org), and made possible in part by funding from a National Credit Union Foundation Innovation Grant.
“Congratulations to MCUL & Affiliates on this well-deserved award,” said Tom Candell, NCUF Deputy Director and COO/CFO. “The website is a great resource for credit unions to leverage and help families stay in their homes.”
“Right at Home” was recognized at the annual AFCPE conference awards luncheon held November 19 at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel in Denver, Colo. AFCPE (www.afcpe.org) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to educating, training, and certifying financial counselors and educators.
The DVD and accompanying website (www.RightAtHomeAnswers.org) feature information about:
The video also contains interviews and advice from homeowners who have successfully avoided foreclosure. Additional resources on the website include a downloadable workbook and referrals for assistance to housing and financial counselors, community services and credit unions.
NCUF Innovation Grants are made possible by supporters of the Foundation and the Community Investment Fund (CIF), an award-winning system of investments that help credit unions earn dividends while donating to national and state community development programs.