(Source: Donna Gehrke-White Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (MCT) — A free workshop will help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Church, 500 Spencer Dr., in West Palm Beach.
Debthelper.com, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is bringing in lenders and housing counselors to talk with homeowners.
Some South Floridians will have the chance to work on their mortgages on the spot with their lenders, said Kevin Maher, community outreach coordinator at Debthelper.com.
If the lenders aren’t at the workshop, homeowners can sit down with a HUD-approved counselor to learn of their options, Maher said.
Debthelper.com will also have Florida Hardest Hit Program counselors available at the workshop to help determine if those homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed are eligible for a program to have some or all of their mortgage payments paid for, up to 12 months. The Hardest Hit program can also repay up to $25,000 in home loan delinquencies.
Maher said people shouldn’t give up.
“Many people who have been turned down for assistance in making payments, obtaining modifications or refinancing in the past, are now eligible due to changes in many of the programs at the lender, state and even federal levels,” he said.
For more information about the free workshop, call Debthelper.com at 561-472-8000.
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