Biden announces state housing workshops with lenders to help homeowners facing foreclosure

Date Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013
Categories:  Civil Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that free state housing workshops will take place next week to assist homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and face foreclosure.  Both workshops – to be held Monday in Wilmington and Tuesday in Dover – bring together mortgage servicers, state employees, and HUD-certified housing counselors who will discuss mortgage modifications, government homeowner programs, and foreclosure scams with homeowners.


“I urge Delawareans who are facing the loss of their home to foreclosure and who have had difficulty discussing their mortgage with their bank to attend our free workshops, where homeowners can meet face-to-face with their lenders and receive in-person assistance from housing counselors, staff from my office, and other housing professionals,” Biden said.


No reservations are needed to attend the workshops, which will take place as follows:


Monday, November 18, 2013

3 – 7 pm

Chase Center on the Riverfront

815 Justison Street, Wilmington


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1 – 7 pm

Modern Maturity Center

1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover


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 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 next week’s workshops, to learn more about state foreclosure prevention programs, or if you believe you have been the victim of a mortgage fraud or scam, call the Delaware Homeowner Relief Hotline toll-free at (800) 220-5424 or visit


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