*If you’re not aware of it, earlier this year, in an unprecedented move of charity, Black Eyed Peas front man, will.i.am, has launched a mortgage relief plan for struggling homeowners called i.am home.
“I also started a Mortgage Relief Program called i.am home,’ he told The Sun newspaper. “I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can’t pay the mortgage and the banks are foreclosing on their homes. All the people we help are debt free, they don’t have to pay me back, but we’ve had some hiccups. There was one lady whose home we rescued and we found her a job at a hospital. Then she didn’t show up to work on her first day and got fired.”
The artist is obviously feeling the pain of America’s common folk. And has been looking out for the less fortunate for some time. His other efforts include the Peapod Foundation which provides scholarships for students who cannot afford college. So far he’s helped at least nine students. He says he keeps in touch with them via e-mail.
“I say, ‘If your GPA is 3.8 and above and you keep that steady for a year, pick where you want go in the world and I will let you come with us, here’s our schedule.’ It’s something for them to work towards.”