Approximately 150 homeowners looking to save their homes attended Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan's Foreclosure Prevention & Homebuyers' Assistance Clinic on Saturday, June 4, 2011. The free event was held at the Smith Conference Center at Florida Memorial University. The Miami-Dade Housing Finance Authority and Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation, Inc. partnered with Commissioner Jordan in organizing the event.
Homeowners were able to speak with their lenders about ways they could save their property from foreclosure. Representatives from Bank of America, CHASE, OCWEN, and Wells Fargo / Wachovia answered homeowners' questions, reviewed pertinent documentation and in many cases offered on-site loan modifications to those who qualified. Foreclosure attorneys were also available to provide legal advice, discuss alternatives to foreclosure and advise attendees on the best way to avoid default counseling scams.
"When the prospect of losing your home becomes a reality for a family, there is a lot of stress and uncertainty that impacts the family as they attempt to figure out what to do next," said Commissioner Jordan. "This is why I've brought representatives from several banks with the ability to make on-site modifications to meet one-on-one with homeowners and cut thru the red-tape in the decision making process."
In addition, housing agency representatives provided information to potential home buyers about available programs to help them purchase their first home.
For more information, please contact Commissioner Jordan's office at 305-375-5694.
Photo caption: Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan addresses residents seeking assistance at her Foreclosure Prevention & Homebuyers' Assistance Clinic
Photo caption: Residents have one-on-one sessions with attorneys and bank representatives to understand their options in preventing foreclosure on their homes.
(Photo credits: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)