Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mission Accomplished - Foreclosure Workshop

Yesterday (June 23rd) the Minnesota Home Ownership Center, in partnership with US Bank, Freddie Mac and the City of Minneapolis, hosted the first day of a two-day Foreclosure Prevention Workshop at South High School in Minneapolis.

Dozens of homeowners received counseling and were able to meet face-to-face with their lender/servicer to discuss options to preventing their foreclosure. 

Here are some of the comments we heard from homeowners as they were leaving the event:
Mission accomplished!  I came tonight just to get [my bank] to listen to my situation.  Not only did they listen... they said they'd lower my payment and my new paperwork will be at my house by the end of the week.  Thank you!

I got more accomplished in 15 minutes here today than I've been able to accomplish in 3 months of trying to work with [my bank] on the phone.  I'm so glad I came here tonight.

I just saw you on Fox-9... and decided to come over.  I'm so glad I did.  I finally got them to listen to my situation.  Thanks!

Homeowners are welcome to come today (June 24) as well!  Lenders, non-profit housing counselors and legal services representatives will be back at South High starting at 2:00 today.  Do you have questions about your mortgage?  Not sure where to turn?  Feel free to drop by today and learn about the steps you can take to avoid foreclosure.  Homeowners from any/all lenders and from anywhere in Minnesota are welcome to drop by.

The workshop was also highlighted by Jessica Mador on Minnesota Public Radio.  The article is here.

A flyer for the workshop is available for download here.

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