Hip Hop legend Big Boi, of Outkast, and the soul icon singer Mary J. Blige made a stop in Atlanta this past Saturday (4-18) to raise awareness on the nations's housing foreclosure problem. Both artists joined the "Bringing the HOPE Home" tour bus, which is currently embarked on a four-city, foreclosure prevention tour.
At each stop the campaign offers homeowners in trouble the option to review their situations with housing counselors and mortgage lenders. In Atlanta alone, more than 20 counseling agencies and lenders came together to help more than 3,300 families. Georgia continues to be one of the highest foreclosure states in the country due to Atlanta's housing market.
Grammy Award winner Big Boi expanded on the facts that many homeowners make the mistake of waiting until the foreclosure process starts before seeking help. "There are too many resources available for this to continue happening to families in Atlanta,” he stated. “That's what this bus tour is about; making sure the people here know that too."