Workshop helps homeowners learn how to avoid foreclosures

Are you having trouble paying your mortgage? One of the most important things a distressed homeowner can do is begin working with a lender or foreclosure specialist early. Learn about the foreclosure process and get questions answered at a free informational workshop on Oct. 9 in Minneapolis and Oct. 10 in Saint Paul. If you think you may be unable to make future mortgage payments or know someone worried about their mortgage, getting help early is the best things you can do.

Minneapolis

Saint Paul

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, 4:30 8 p.m.
Urban League, Lower Level Community Room
2100 Plymouth Ave. N.

( Parking is on the east side of building)

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, 4:30 8 p.m.
Wilder Recreation Center Gymnasium
958 Jessie St.
( Street and onsite parking)

Staff from a number of mortgage companies and community-based organizations will be available to offer free advice and answer questions confidentially. Learn what foreclosure may mean to homeowners, what legal rights they may have, and solutions to long-term housing needs. Homeowners will also be able to set up additional time with their lenders or foreclosure specialists for more detailed discussion. Some mortgage companies may provide financial incentives to homeowners attending the workshop. Food will be served to workshop participants.

Call (612)337-9330 by Oct. 1 to register for the workshops. Renters with foreclosure questions can call 311 (in Minneapolis) or HOMEline at (612)728-5767 (in Saint Paul) for information. Additional information is also available on the Minneapolis and Saint Paul websites at www.stpaul.gov/foreclosure.

If you are unable to attend a workshop and want to learn more, call Minnesota Home Ownership Center at (651)659-9336 for free confidential advice about your mortgage.

September 25, 2007

Published Sep 25, 2007