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Biden Announces Free Housing Workshops With Mortgage Lenders on March 22

Date Posted: Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases Fraud

WILMINGTON – Delaware homeowners who are behind on mortgage payments, face foreclosure, or have questions about their mortgage can meet face-to-face with mortgage lenders at free housing workshops next week in Dover and Newark, Attorney General Beau Biden announced today.

 

Homeowners can attend the events on March 22 to discuss their loans with their banks, connect with a non-profit housing counselor, get information from the Attorney General’s Office and Delaware State Housing Authority about government programs, and learn how to prevent foreclosure-related frauds and scams.

 

“Attending one of these workshops is the first step a homeowner can take to avoid foreclosure,” Biden said. “These events will help homeowners learn about the resources and programs available to help them keep their homes and receive immediate on-site assistance from a variety of housing professionals that we have brought together.”

 

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:

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Delaware Technical and Community College – Terry Campus Training Center, 100 Campus Dr., Dover.

 

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

University of Delaware’s John M. Clayton Hall, 100 Hollowell Dr., Newark

 

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.

 

Delawareans who have questions about next week’s workshops should call the Delaware Homeowner Relief Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or Attorney General Biden’s Office of Foreclosure Office at 302-577-8393, e-mail mortgage@state.de.us, or visithttp://www.delawarehomeownerrelief.com.

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