Homeowners from 12 cities attended Foreclosure Help’s Foreclosure Prevention Resource Fair, held on October 20th, 2012. Attendees learned about the many programs that could assist them with foreclosure prevention, and housing counselors from four HUD-approved agencies saw a total of 51 borrowers and co-borrowers at the fair.
In most cases, a distressed housing situation impacts more people than just the borrower. Over 112 household members received benefit from the services provided, including 31 children under the age of 18. Many of the homeowners who met with a counselor will continue working one-on-one with their housing counselor as they identify a plan to move forward.
Assembly member Jim Beall, a co-founder of the Housing Trust, said "one of the best things to improve criminal justice, education, health care and good government services is to ensure that every family has a good stable place to live."
This event could not have taken place without the 31 volunteers who ensured that it ran smoothly, our planning committee who were instrumental in all aspects of the event, and our community partners who attended and shared information. Lastly, our funders for the event, including the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals, the National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates, and the National Association of Realtors, all helped make the day possible.
Foreclosure Help will be sponsoring another foreclosure prevention resource event in Spring 2013, so stay tuned.
To read more about the foreclosure prevention fair, visit our blog posting: “Foreclosure Prevention Resource Fair”