THE ADVERTISING COUNCIL AND NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA LAUNCH NATIONAL PSA CAMPAIGN ON FORECLOSURE PREVENTION
The Advertising Council, in partnership with Neighborworks America, announced today the launch of a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate homeowners about where they can turn for help if they are at risk of foreclosure, which according to according to several housing industry estimates, are expected to exceed one million households in 2007.
Research released today by NeighborWorks America shows that homes that are not directly foreclosed upon can also be affected by foreclosure. Furthermore, homes that are close to those that were foreclosed upon lose nearly one percent of their value for each foreclosed property. Studies conducted by Freddie Mac show that roughly 50% of delinquent borrowers avoid contact with their lender hoping the problem will go away. If these homeowners could receive solid financial advice and help, tens of thousands of them could avoid foreclosure.
Virgin America says it's about to change the face of U.S. air travel. The upstart airline has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin operations, and is now selling tickets to San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas. Service to San Diego will be added a bit later.
Virgin America is promising low fares, excellent service and perks such as brand-new planes with cutting-edge in-flight entertainment, leather seats, massage chairs and mood lighting.
The airline plans to serve 10 U.S. cities within a year of operation and up to 30 cities within five years. Cities under consideration include: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Portland, Ore., Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Jose, Calif., Sarasota, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
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