Foreclosure prevention event can aid troubled homeowners

May 15, 2012 at 09:51 am by bryan

Although the housing market finally seems to be making a comeback in middleTennessee, some homeowners are still struggling to keep their home.  For people who may be behind on their mortgage payment or have received foreclosure notice from their lender, help may be available to them through the LaVergne Foreclosure Prevention Task Force.

The task force is hosting their third Foreclosure Prevention event on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Representatives from Wells Fargo and Bank of America will provide one on one counseling.  The event will be held atRoyWaldronElementary School at125 Floyd Mayfield Drive in LaVergne. Homeowners will have the opportunity to work directly with their loan servicer and are urged to bring their most recent mail from their mortgage company as well as income and asset documentation.


“People from every walk of life can be impacted through this economy,” said Kathy Hines, chairman of the task force.  “We hope that by holding this event, homeowners will be made aware that there are options out there other than foreclosure.  Life of Victory financial counselors will be on-hand to answer your questions and get paperwork started that will hopefully help you save your home. They know what steps should be taken and will help you one step at a time.”

“The ‘Hardest Hit’ fund is available for qualified homeowners,” said Brenda Bryant, a foreclosure prevention counselor based at the Life of Victory Church. “Homeowners will be given a range of options at the event. Our staff members have been pre-purchase counselors and are also trained in post-purchase counseling, including foreclosure prevention. We hope anyone who may be in trouble takes advantage of this event.”

Along with foreclosure prevention counselors, the “Career Coach” of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be at the event. The coach bus is a mobile center with services similar to what you might find in aTennesseeCareerCenter, including a mobile computer lab with Internet access, resume assistance, and help with interviewing skills.

For more information, call Brenda Bryant at (615) 213-1468, or Lori Barnard in Rep. Mike Sparks’ office at (615) 741-6829.  

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