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Attorney General’s office to host foreclosure prevention events this month

Posted On: Friday, October 12th, 2012

Categories: Consumer Protection Department of Justice

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Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that his office is sponsoring events statewide to assist homeowners who are behind on mortgage payments, facing foreclosure, or have questions about homeowner resources that are available.  These free events will each feature mortgage presentations as well as open houses where homeowners can meet with staff from the Attorney General’s Foreclosure Prevention Office.  These events will be held at the following times and locations:

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
Georgia House, 119 Main Street, Millsboro
Open House from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Educational Presentation beginning at 12:30pm

Georgia House, 119 Main Street, Millsboro
Open House from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Educational Presentation beginning at 6:00 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Appoquinimink Library, 651 N. Broad Street, Middletown
Open House from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Educational Presentation beginning at 12:00 Noon

Gilliam Building, New Castle County Government Center, 77 Reads Way, New Castle
Open House from 5:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Educational Presentation beginning at 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
Outlook at Duncan Center, 500 West Loockerman Street, Dover
Open House from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Educational Presentation beginning at 12:00 noon

Newark YWCA, 153 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark
Open House from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Educational Presentation beginning at 6:00 pm

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, Wilmington
Open House from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Educational Presentation beginning at 11:45 am

Walk-ins are encouraged.  No RSVPs are necessary.

“We are visiting towns throughout our state to meet face-to-face with Delaware homeowners who are worried about losing their home to foreclosure, have had difficulty discussing their loan with their lender, or believe they may be the target of a foreclosure rescue scam,” Attorney General Biden said.  “Additionally, these informational sessions will help educate homeowners about the foreclosure process, including Delaware’s mandatory foreclosure mediation program, and help ensure that they have access to all the services and programs available to them.”

At each open house, staff from the Attorney General’s office will discuss the foreclosure timeline, provide tips on avoiding foreclosure scams, review state and federal programs for homeowners, and brief Delawareans on the national mortgage settlement.  Staff may also be able to assist homeowners who are having difficulty reaching their lender to discuss repayment options or other alternatives to foreclosure.

The Attorney General’s office of foreclosure prevention and financial education was established last fall through legislation proposed by Attorney General Biden and Representatives Helene Keeley, John Kowalko, Robert Gilligan and Mike Ramone and Senator Bethany Hall-Long.  Part of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit, this office is a key point of contact for consumers and is equipped to advise homeowners on their rights at every stage of the foreclosure process and direct them to available resources and information they need to make educated decisions.

Consumers can contact the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education by calling the Attorney General’s Mortgage Hotline at 1-800-220-5424.

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