No Cost Help During America’s Foreclosure Crisis
When: Saturday December 4, 2010 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
When: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 1100 South Center Street in Santa Ana, California
What: In the midst of the housing foreclosure crisis, New America Media (NAM) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc (NHIE) and NeighborWorks are organizing a “Free Foreclosure Prevention Workshop” offering detailed information for homeowners who are in foreclosure now or worried about it in the future.
Attendees can share stories with journalists and the media about the foreclosure crisis and get answers to their questions from housing counselors. Also scheduled is a selection of informational seminars about surviving the crisis covering topics including “Am I A Victim of Fraud,” “Can My Home Be Saved From Foreclosure,” and “Should I Talk To my Lender.”
Attendees should bring copies of the following documents to the workshop: a NHSIE Loan Modification Initial Packet, one month of paycheck stubs, two months of bank statements, a recent mortgage statement, a hardship letter, two years of your signed tax returns, one month of utility bills, your home mortgage deed and note.
Admission is free, food and refreshments provided at no-cost.
Some translation service will be available.
Public contact: To RSVP please call 951-530-1549.
Organizers: New America Media (NAM), based in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, organizes the nation’s first and largest network of ethnic news services. Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, NAM works tirelessly to get stories about and from African-, Asian-, South Asian-, Caribbean-, Indigenous-, Middle Eastern-, and Latino-American communities out to the mainstream media as well to more than 2,500 ethnic news outlets. NAM’s editor and journalists have won numerous awards and accolades for their reporting efforts. More information is available at www.newamericamedia.org.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information is available at www.hud.gov.
Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire is a HUD approved non-profit organization that assists distressed homeowners in preserving their home. NHSIE is hosting various Foreclosure Intervention Orientations in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in efforts to assist, better, and preserve communities.
NeighborWorks is the country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development, working to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NeighborWorks operates through a national office and eight regional field offices.