Andre Pierre, Whose House Is In Foreclosure, Presents "Foreclosure Prevention" Class

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Attention residents of North Miami: Would you like to learn how to prevent your home from going into foreclosure? Your esteemed mayor, Andre Pierre, would like to teach you how to avoid the pain and mounting legal costs of fighting a bank trying to take away your home, so he's presenting a seminar on the subject next Wednesday.

You may want to take his advice with a hefty grain of salt, though. Pierre was unable to prevent his own house from going into foreclosure a couple months ago.


Pierre's office sent this flier out to constituents yesterday afternoon:

Pierre certainly knows all about the subject. Bank of America started foreclosure proceedings in February against Pierre's 11,000-square-foot property in Sans Souci Estates.

State records show he bought the place for $353,000 in 2003 and now has a $432,000 mortgage even though the home's property valuation has recently sunk to $230,000.

Pierre told the South Florida Business Review in March he was "in the process of negotiating" a settlement, but court dockets show the case is still open.

A city spokeswoman didn't return a call or an email from Riptide about the flier; Pierre also hasn't responded to an email. If we hear back we'll update the post.

Update: North Miami spokeswoman Pam Soloman has confirmed the workshop is legit, but declines to comment on whether Pierre's the right guy to be the face of foreclosure prevention in North Miami. Here's her statement:

Yes, this workshop is taking place on Wednesday. The Mayor, as well as other council members, have hosted such meetings in the past, bringing together tools and resources for the community affected by the downturn in the economy, job loss, etc. Meetings on foreclosure assistance, housing programs, home energy savings, etc. have been held in the past and will continue to be done as long as there is a need in the community.

I will not comment as to the Mayor's personal business.

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Tim Elfrink
Tim Elfrink

Commenters: Posts blasting Haitians for being Haitian will be deleted. Please stick to shaming Andre Pierre for the myriad allegations against him. Thanks. 

Evidence shows...
Evidence shows...

Haitians will never be taken seriously. Look at the past 200 years of Haiti's history. Coups, corruption, drug trafficking... Just look at N. Miami...

Haitians cutting down 150 year old oaks on the Notre Dame site on NE 62nd Street...

Joe Celestin? Andre Pierre?

Ridicule. No respect.

Come on...
Come on...

Is this the best guy to be mayor? Can't N.Miami do better?

Not trustworthy
Not trustworthy

If the Haitian Mayor cannot be responsible with his personal budget how can he be trusted to handle a City?

Deadbeat Mayor
Deadbeat Mayor

Andre Pierre refuses to pay the mortgage on his own home.

Deadbeat
Deadbeat

Another deadbeat Haitian.

Throw the bum out
Throw the bum out

This is more proof Haitians should NEVER hold elected office. This chump Andre Pierre is an embarrassment.

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

FYI, at least one other councilman didn't even know about this seminar until he got the email that Andre Pierre sent out yesterday.  As of yesterday, it wasn't even posted on the city's website.  King Andre runs the city like it's his own personal fiefdom - he doesn't need to ask permission or even a council vote.  With his lapdog City Manager, Pierre just does as he damn well pleases.  The hell with ethics!

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

Then again, the Haitians have practically deforested their own country.  This article and satellite image from NASA shows the visible difference between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  The Haitians have literally made their own country barren of all trees.  Pretty sad.  http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a...

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

They cut down those oaks?  Unbelievable!  Those were gorgeous, not to mention an historic part of South Florida.  What a despicable thing to do.  No respect is right!

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

North Miami had its chance last May.  This just goes to show you how little the voters there care about actual issues.  Their only concern is getting and keeping Haitians in power.  And, no, this is not a racist comment.  The Haitians themselves say this all the time.  I'm merely repeating what I've heard them say publicly.

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