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

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and on stations around the country.

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