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Metro Newsroom

Hamilton encourages those in fear of foreclosure to learn how to keep their homes at a free workshop

Tuesday June 15, 2010

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

While the country may be slowly coming out of the economic recession, there is still concern that many homeowners may still be faced with foreclosure. Louisville’s Legal Aid Society is fanning out across Metro Louisville with an expansion of its program to help home owners fend off foreclosure and stay in their homes.

“There are many people who may be recently unemployed and falling behind with their mortgage payments who wait too long to find out how to prevent their foreclosure situation,” says Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5). “This workshop is one way to understand what is at stake if you’re facing foreclosure but more importantly what you can do to work with a bank or mortgage company to stay in your home and prevent foreclosure in the first place.”

Louisville’s Legal Aid Society along with the Northwest Neighborhood Place is hosting the Foreclosure Education Clinic on Thursday, June 17th. It is free of charge and runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. It will take place at the Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 West Market Street.

The workshop will provide attorneys and housing counselors that will cover several topics including: foreclosure options and responses, prominent homeownership scam, and homeownership assistance programs and resources.

“This workshop can help any home owner facing foreclosure understand what their options are,” says Hamilton. “The Portland and Shawnee neighborhoods in District 5 have one of the highest rates of foreclosure in Metro Louisville. We want people to stay in their homes and this is one helpful way to reach that goal.

Legal Aid already offers a continuing program of foreclosure help.

If you would like more information about the workshop, please call George Eklund at 502-614-3168.

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5