Reclaiming the American Dream
Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 pm on WFYI 1 Oiginally aired April 22, 2010
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
- Maya Angelou
Despite the economic traumas of the past few years, the American Dream of homeownership is still possible – with appropriate preparedness. Reclaiming the American Dream profiles real people with profound stories of their journeys toward their dream. They include Amanda Belcher, a single mother whose move into a rehabbed home represents a second chance for her family, and Angela McGinnis, whose home represents a true haven for her adult son who needs special care. Producer Kim Hood Jacobs also takes viewers to Detroit to profile the U-Snap-Bac program, which is attempting to restore the city's devastated neighborhoods. A new study by the Federal Reserve shows that adequate training and financial education can have a positive impact on reducing foreclosure rates. Reclaiming the American Dream puts a human face on the importance of homeownership to individuals and communities.