Thank You to Everyone Who Helped With Foreclosure Prevention Fair

On behalf of the ForeclosureHelpSCC Consortium, I am writing to thank you for your contribution to the success of the Foreclosure Prevention Fair at Overfelt High School on October 20, 2012.

Homeowners from 12 cities attended the event, and learned about many programs that could assist them with foreclosure prevention. Housing counselors from four HUD-approved agencies saw a total of 51 borrowers and co-borrowers at the fair. In most cases, a distressed housing situation impacts more people than just the borrower. Over 112 household members received benefit from the services provided, including 31 children under the age of 18. Many of the homeowners who met with a counselor will continue working one-on-one with their housing counselor as they identify a plan to move

The survey results were overall very positive and provided helpful feedback, which will allow us to improve our next event. Participants appreciated hearing from presenters about alternatives to foreclosure, how to work with their bank or servicer, Keep Your Home California, recent legislation passed in California, legal issues and scams to avoid, bankruptcy and tax issues, and renter’s rights.

This event could not have taken place without the 31 volunteers who ensured that it ran smoothly, our planning committee who were instrumental in all aspects of the event, and our community partners who attended and shared information. Lastly, our funders for the event, including the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals, the National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates, and the National Association of Realtors, all helped make the day possible. We would like to build on this experience and invite you to join us for our Spring 2013 event.

Thank you again for your contribution to making this day a success!

Sean Coffey
Program Manager, ForeclosureHelpSCC

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