Mortgage help offered to struggling homeowners

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Many Arizona families are still trying to recover from the devastating effects of the mortgage crisis. This week new help will be offered to homeowners struggling to keep up with payments.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Attorney General’s Office, the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force and the City of Phoenix will host a free all-day housing seminar for Maricopa homeowners. The event will provide information about the new and expanded mortgage assistance program.

“Help You Can Trust,” the Arizona Mortgage Relief Fund, provides direct assistance to families who  may be burdened by an unaffordable mortgage, fall behind on a payment, or find themselves in danger of foreclosure.

Even if a person has been turned down in the past, they may still be eligible for a number of mortgage assistance programs.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a HUD-approved housing counselor to discuss:

-Legal services
-Loan refinance and modification
-One-time recovery assistance (a one-time “catch-up” payment)
-Hardest-Hit Assistance
-Foreclosure Relocation Assistance
-Scam awareness and prevention
-Employment assistance, job training and resume assistance

WHO: Office of the Attorney General Tom Horne, Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force, Equal Housing Opportunity and the City of Phoenix
WHERE: Deer Valley Community Center – Multi-Purpose Room
               2001 W. Wahalla Lane
               Phoenix, AZ  85027
WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2014
TIME: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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