Area Senators: Help Available for Hoosiers Facing Foreclosures

Workshop planned for Fort Wayne WorkOne Center

STATEHOUSE, IN – May 11, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Fort Wayne-area lawmakers today urged Hoosiers facing foreclosures to attend free one-hour workshops now being hosted across the state.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) said a foreclosure prevention workshop is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, at the Fort Wayne WorkOne Center located at 201 E. Rudsill Blvd., Suite 102. Prior registration is not required to attend and constituents can call 260-745-3555 for more information.

“These educational sessions help Hoosier homeowners understand their right to request an in-person settlement conference with their lender before foreclosure can be ordered on their home,” Long said. “We encourage homeowners who may be facing foreclosure and professionals working in the housing industry to attend a free, helpful workshop.”

Only 2 percent of eligible homeowners have requested a settlement conference with their mortgage lender which can facilitate loan modifications and in some cases stop foreclosure, according to the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration.

State Sens. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) joined Long in supporting a law passed by the 2009 General Assembly which helped create the foreclosure prevention workshops. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller partnered with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and its WorkOne Centers and the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN) to help make the sessions available to Hoosiers.

Wyss said most of the workshops will be at WorkOne facilities across the state and will be led by either an IFPN housing counselor or a representative from the attorney general’s office.

Kruse said for more information about foreclosure prevention and other available workshops please visit http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2417.htm.

Contact:
Erin Reece
Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-234-9221
Email: ereece (at) iga.in (dot) gov

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