The Advertising Council, in partnership with NeighborWorks® America, launched a new set of national public service advertisements (PSA) designed to educate homeowners about where they can turn for help if they are at risk of foreclosure. The campaign encourages distressed homeowners to call the Homeowners HOPE Hotline, a free resource that helps homeowners facing foreclosure move closer to finding a resolution.

NeighborWorks America Board of Directors

Thomas J. Curry
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Gigi Hyland
Member, Board of Directors
National Credit Union Administration

Sarah Bloom Raskin
Member, Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

Julie L. Williams
First Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

John E. Bowman
Acting Director
Office of Thrift Supervision

Raphael Bostic
Assistant Secretary
Policy Development and Research
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position so as to benefit oneself.

As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda. Propaganda can be used as a form of political warfare.

Now, who do you think the board of directors are really looking out for?