Wilmington – Delaware homeowners who have missed mortgage payments, face foreclosure, or have questions about their mortgage can meet face-to-face with nine of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders at free housing workshops next month in Wilmington and Dover, Attorney General Beau Biden announced today. Homeowners can attend the events, on September 17 in Wilmington and September 18 in Dover, to discuss their loans with their banks, connect with a non-profit housing counselor, and get information from the Attorney General’s Office and Delaware State Housing Authority about government homeownership and fraud-prevention programs.
“Thousands of Delaware homeowners have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and face the loss of their home to foreclosure”, Biden said. “That’s why we are again offering free workshops on September 17 and 18, where homeowners can meet face-to-face with their lenders, receive immediate on-site assistance from housing counselors, and obtain information about government programs that can help them stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure fraud.”
At each workshop, mortgage servicers, state employees, and HUD-certified housing counselors will discuss mortgage modifications, government homeowner programs, and foreclosure scams. No reservations are needed. Workshops will take place as follows:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
3 – 7 pm
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street, Wilmington
Participating servicers: Bank of America, Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, M&T Bank, Wells Fargo, Nationstar Mortgage, and U.S. Bank
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
1 – 7 pm
Modern Maturity Center
1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover
Participating servicers: Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan Chase, M&T Bank, Ocwen, Wells Fargo, Nationstar Mortgage, and U.S. Bank
Homeowners who wish to meet on-site with their mortgage servicer should bring information about current income and details about their current mortgage, including loan number, monthly payment, interest rate, and loan balance.
The September housing workshops are made possible through “Delaware Homeowner Relief”, a partnership between the Attorney General’s office and the Delaware State Housing Authority which supports housing counseling, education and outreach, foreclosure mediation, mortgage fraud investigation and prosecution, emergency mortgage assistance, manufactured housing lot rent assistance, and servicer events, where homeowners can meet personally with representatives from mortgage lenders to work toward a resolution to their mortgage crisis. The programs it supports are funded in part with a portion of funds Delaware received through the 2012 Multistate Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement between the federal government and five of the nation’s largest mortgage-servicing banks.
For more information about the September 17 and 18 housing workshops, to find out more about foreclosure prevention programs, including Delaware’s mandatory mortgage foreclosure mediation program, or if you believe you have been the victim of fraud or a scam call the Delaware Homeowner Relief Hotline toll-free at (800) 220-5424 or visit www.DelawareHomeownerRelief.com.
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