Line of homeowners forms early for 'Save the Dream' event
A five-day event aimed to help struggling homeowners re-do their mortgages is kicked off this morning in Charlotte. The Park - formerly the Merchandise Mart - is the site for the "Save the Dream" tour stop. It's being organized by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. The line to get into the event started forming yesterday. Dozens were waiting in the rain by 8 p.m. California homeowner Perry Johnston flew to get his home loan restructured. He says people were friendly, and even making food runs for one another. "We're all in the same boat. There is no ethnic line, no age lines. I mean, you look down the line and it's like, 'Hey, people are trying to save their homes.' When you're up against it what can you do? We're all pitching in," Johnston says. NACA expects to counsel 50,000 people at the Charlotte event. All major banks are represented. Editor's note: WFAE will have an in-depth report on this event. Reporter Lisa Miller will profile a couple that's behind on their house payments. Lisa will follow them as they go through the process of trying to modify their loan so they can save their home.