For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2011

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Commissioner Sosa Encourages Residents to Attend Chinese Drywall, Mortgage Restructuring & Community Meetings

Hosted by Chinese Drywall Recovery USA to Help Homeowners with Toxic Chinese Drywall

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa is encouraging residents to attend a series of community meetings being hosted by Chinese Drywall Recovery USA, LLC (CDR USA) to discuss helping homeowners negotiate a suspension of mortgage payments and a permanent principal reduction of their mortgage balance - so they will no longer be underwater on their loan.

During the December 1, 2009 Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Sosa urging Congress to pass legislation addressing imported Chinese Drywall; and urging the Florida Legislation to create and fund a State program to assist homeowners in addressing Chinese Drywall in Florida.

According to Chinese Drywall Recovery USA, LLC, Toxic Chinese drywall has been confirmed in several thousand homes to date and more affected homes are being identified as awareness of the problem grows. Post-Katrina, in 2006 alone, 500 million pounds of Chinese drywall was imported to the United States. National Public Radio and Fox News have reported that 100,000 or more homes may have been built with toxic Chinese drywall. The risk management consulting firm, Towers Watson, estimates that total damages could reach $25 billion.

For more information, please contact John Campbell at, 203/612-5462 or via E-mail at  The Website:

CDR USA Conference Schedule
Tuesday, January 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Homestead Community Center, Health Room
1601 N. Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 245-4934
Tuesday, January 11, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Brian Piccolo Meeting Room
9501 Sheriden Street
Cooper City, FL 33024
(954) 357-5150
Wednesday, January 12, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Morningside Library
2410 Morningside Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 337-5632
Wednesday, January 12, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
***Please note there has been a venue change
Mary V. MacDonald-Wilson Center
1505 North Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 804-4960
Thursday, January 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Riverdale Library
14561 State Road 80
Fort Myers, FL 33905
(239) 461-3130
Thursday, January 13, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Buckingham Community Center
4940 Buckingham Road
Fort Myers, FL 33905
(239) 369-1521
Friday, January 14, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Foley Public Library
319 East Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-7665
Friday, January 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Westside Community Center
4006 8th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 575-4549
Saturday, January 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
St. Tammany Parish Library (Slidell Branch)
555 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA. 70458
(985) 646-6470


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