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Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force announces September 29-30 housing workshops

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Date Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010



Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force announces September 29-30 housing workshops
Statewide events to provide on-site opportunities to discuss mortgage modification with lenders, learn
about government programs, and connect with housing counselors

Wilmington – On September 29th and 30th, Delaware homeowners are invited to attend free statewide
housing workshops sponsored by the Delaware Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force, in
conjunction with the Delaware State Housing Authority and the Office of the State Bank
Commissioner. The free workshops are offered to facilitate loan modifications, reduce foreclosures,
and provide educational information to help resident stay in their homes and manage debt.
The September 29th and 30th workshops are offered amid continued record-setting foreclosure
filings in Delaware, which surpassed 6,000 in 2009.

“Our Mortgage Fraud Task Force is offering these workshops to reduce foreclosures, combat
housing scams, and help homeowners stay in their homes,” Attorney General Biden stated. “We urge
homeowners who have missed mortgage payments or are concerned about losing their homes to
foreclosure or housing fraud to attend these free workshops and get the free help they need and deserve
in one location.”

For 2010, Delaware foreclosure filings continue at a record pace, in the range of 500-600
filings a month. March and May saw the most filings to date, with a total of 591 filings per month, and
it is projected that the number of mortgage foreclosures statewide will again reach 6,000 filings this
year. Since the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force was established in April 2009, it has
sponsored, in all three counties, 10 housing workshops with mortgage lenders. More than 650
consumers have attended these workshops, and a recent survey indicates that they have helped over
250 Delaware families avoid foreclosure.

Homeowners who are worried about missing a mortgage payment, are facing foreclosure, or
suspect foreclosure fraud are urged to attend and receive immediate on-site help from housing
professionals. At each workshop, mortgage servicers, state employees, and HUD-certified housing
counselors will discuss mortgage modifications, the Delaware Mortgage Assistance Program
(DEMAP) and other government homeowner programs, and foreclosure rescue scams.
Walk-ins are encouraged. Workshops will take place as follows:

Date Time Location Address
Servicers
Attending
Counselors
Attending
Wednesday
September 29
11 am – 2 pm
Warren L
and Charles
C. Allen
Jr. CHEER
Community
Center
20520 Sand Hill
Road
Georgetown
GMAC
Bank of
America
Citimortgage
CCCS of MD & DE
DCRAC
Interfaith
NCALL
Wednesday
September 29
4 – 7 pm
Outlook at
the Duncan
Center
500 West
Loockerman St.
Dover
GMAC
Bank of
America
Citimortgage
CCCS of MD & DE
DCRAC
HOND
Interfaith
NCALL
Thursday
September 30
4 – 7 p.m.
Chase
Center On
the
Riverfront
815 Justison
Street
Wilmington
PHH
GMAC
Chase
Bank of
America
West End
Neighborhood
CCCS of MD &DE
DCRAC
HOND
Hockessin Community
Center
Neighborhood House
Homeowners who wish to meet on-site with their mortgage servicer are encouraged to bring
information about current income and details about their current mortgage, including loan number,
monthly payment, interest rate, and loan balance.

For more information about the September 29 and 30 housing workshops, call the Attorney
General’s Foreclosure Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or visit www.deforeclosurehelp.org or
www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/mortgageforeclosure.

Media interested in attending these workshops should contact Jason Miller at the Delaware
Attorney General’s Office at (302) 577-8949.
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Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force announces September 29-30 housing workshops

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Date Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010



Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force announces September 29-30 housing workshops
Statewide events to provide on-site opportunities to discuss mortgage modification with lenders, learn
about government programs, and connect with housing counselors

Wilmington – On September 29th and 30th, Delaware homeowners are invited to attend free statewide
housing workshops sponsored by the Delaware Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force, in
conjunction with the Delaware State Housing Authority and the Office of the State Bank
Commissioner. The free workshops are offered to facilitate loan modifications, reduce foreclosures,
and provide educational information to help resident stay in their homes and manage debt.
The September 29th and 30th workshops are offered amid continued record-setting foreclosure
filings in Delaware, which surpassed 6,000 in 2009.

“Our Mortgage Fraud Task Force is offering these workshops to reduce foreclosures, combat
housing scams, and help homeowners stay in their homes,” Attorney General Biden stated. “We urge
homeowners who have missed mortgage payments or are concerned about losing their homes to
foreclosure or housing fraud to attend these free workshops and get the free help they need and deserve
in one location.”

For 2010, Delaware foreclosure filings continue at a record pace, in the range of 500-600
filings a month. March and May saw the most filings to date, with a total of 591 filings per month, and
it is projected that the number of mortgage foreclosures statewide will again reach 6,000 filings this
year. Since the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force was established in April 2009, it has
sponsored, in all three counties, 10 housing workshops with mortgage lenders. More than 650
consumers have attended these workshops, and a recent survey indicates that they have helped over
250 Delaware families avoid foreclosure.

Homeowners who are worried about missing a mortgage payment, are facing foreclosure, or
suspect foreclosure fraud are urged to attend and receive immediate on-site help from housing
professionals. At each workshop, mortgage servicers, state employees, and HUD-certified housing
counselors will discuss mortgage modifications, the Delaware Mortgage Assistance Program
(DEMAP) and other government homeowner programs, and foreclosure rescue scams.
Walk-ins are encouraged. Workshops will take place as follows:

Date Time Location Address
Servicers
Attending
Counselors
Attending
Wednesday
September 29
11 am – 2 pm
Warren L
and Charles
C. Allen
Jr. CHEER
Community
Center
20520 Sand Hill
Road
Georgetown
GMAC
Bank of
America
Citimortgage
CCCS of MD & DE
DCRAC
Interfaith
NCALL
Wednesday
September 29
4 – 7 pm
Outlook at
the Duncan
Center
500 West
Loockerman St.
Dover
GMAC
Bank of
America
Citimortgage
CCCS of MD & DE
DCRAC
HOND
Interfaith
NCALL
Thursday
September 30
4 – 7 p.m.
Chase
Center On
the
Riverfront
815 Justison
Street
Wilmington
PHH
GMAC
Chase
Bank of
America
West End
Neighborhood
CCCS of MD &DE
DCRAC
HOND
Hockessin Community
Center
Neighborhood House
Homeowners who wish to meet on-site with their mortgage servicer are encouraged to bring
information about current income and details about their current mortgage, including loan number,
monthly payment, interest rate, and loan balance.

For more information about the September 29 and 30 housing workshops, call the Attorney
General’s Foreclosure Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or visit www.deforeclosurehelp.org or
www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/mortgageforeclosure.

Media interested in attending these workshops should contact Jason Miller at the Delaware
Attorney General’s Office at (302) 577-8949.
# # #

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