Stewart Title's Menendez given National Housing Advocate award by the LULAC National Housing Commission

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Pictured at the award presentation at the LULAC national convention are (left to right) Rosa Rosales, national president of LULAC, José Menéndez and Marcos Rincon, executive director of LULAC Housing Commission.

HOUSTON (Oct. 23, 2007) – José Menéndez, vice president, director of multicultural markets for Stewart Title, has been given the National Housing Advocate award by the LULAC National Housing Commission.

“On behalf of the LULAC National Housing Commission, we wish to express our sincerest appreciation for José’s contributions to the growth of our organization,” stated Marcos Rincon, executive director. “We are honored to present him with the National Housing Advocate Award for his tireless efforts to increase homeownership for all low-to-moderate income families.”

Menéndez is a member of the LULAC National Housing Commission board of directors.

He and Stewart Title’s regional multicultural markets directors help Stewart Title offices meet the needs of their bilingual and historically underserved customers. This is done through programs such as Stewart Title’s recently announced language services program, offering on-site interpreters, document translation and telephone interpretation in more than 150 languages to home-buyers, sellers, builders, real estate professionals and other Stewart Title customers.

Menéndez and the regional directors also seek strategic relationships and business partnerships with trade associations, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, lenders and real estate brokers to improve homeownership with traditionally underserved buyer segments, including Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans.

“I’m honored to be recognized by an organization that has more than 75 years of advocating for Latinos across the country,” said Menéndez. “I’m grateful that my work as multicultural-markets director for Stewart Title has allowed me to work on behalf of Latinos who are working toward the American dream of homeownership.”

The LULAC National Housing Commission is a subsidiary of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens. The commission believes that home-buyer education helps first-time home-buyers overcome obstacles to achieve the American dream of homeownership. Stewart Title is a corporate partner of the organization, and has assisted in presenting home-buyer information seminars in several U.S. cities.

Stewart Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com/.

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