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Free housing workshops with mortgage lenders set March 22

Mar 17, 2014

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 Saturday, March 22, in Dover and Newark, Attorney General Beau Biden has announced.

Homeowners can attend the events March 22 to discuss their loans with their banks, connect with a nonprofit 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. The March 22 workshops will take place as follows: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus Training Center, 100 Campus Drive, Dover; and 3 to 7 p.m., University of Delaware’s John M. Clayton Hall, 100 Hollowell Drive, 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 at 302-577-8393, email mortgage@state.de.us, or go to www.delawarehomeownerrelief.com.

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