Habitat for Humanity has the best of all worlds… it’s a real estate broker, it’s a property developer, it’s a mortgage lender, and it has some sort of reputation of doing good work in the community for underprivileged families in poor neighborhoods. Even after taking possession of a Habitat home with a low or no-interest loan, homeowners do fall behind on their mortgage payments. That’s what happened in Tampa and under Habitat’s own internal rules, the local office can not sell that mortgage to a re-developer… and yet that’s exactly what Habitat’s Tampa office did. The story hit the press and now Habitat has backtracked and is now making attempts to repurchase those troubled mortgages. Susan Taylor Martin of the Tampa Bay Times wrote the original story that caught everyone’s attention… she appeared on The Dougherty Report to tell the story.
About Michael Serio
Being on-air wasn't Michael Serio's passion, at least initially, but rather he was happy serving in a off-air capacity as a radio gypsy. Fast forward nearly forty years (through a lot of call letters and formats) now it's difficult to get this producer-turned host to be quiet especially when it comes to food and politics, Blame it on Elizabeth Dougherty. Michael heard Ms. Dougherty as a guest on another show talking about food, and reached out to her about hosting her own show. Turns out, Elizabeth had dreamed of hosting her own show for years so it was inevitable that these two should meet and work together. Michael gave her the technical platform to talk, and Elizabeth demanded that he keep up with her. Michael and Elizabeth married in 2013 and through hard work and perseverance, both "The Dougherty Report" and "Food Nation Radio" have been heard on radio stations across the country and reaching listeners around the world.