The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 34,000 churches, successfully assisted 182 families in Prince George’s County at the Face-to-Face Housing Workout event held last month at Hope Christian Church World Headquarters.

The event’s primary purpose was to assist any resident in Prince George’s County facing imminent housing foreclosure or in need of mortgage counseling. According to event organizers, each attendee was able to speak with a mortgage lender or counselor, representing NBCI’s commitment to focusing on 350 families that need immediate foreclosure assistance in the county.

The Rev. Anthony Evans, president of NBCI, said events like the mortgage counseling program in Prince George’s County is part of the group’s effort to unify families.

“This effort is only the beginning and helping families to stay together and keep their homes is the primary position of the Black church. It is important that the Church has no greater mission than the gospel of keeping families together,” said Evans in a written statement

Set in a faith-based setting, there was an added sense of calm during the Face-to-Face Housing Workout, he continued.

NBCI is collaborating with the Housing and Urban Development Department to continue to strengthen community response so all homeowners can make informed decisions about their mortgages.

For more information about NBCI, visit natlblackchurch.com.