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Posted: October 2nd, 2013
Foreclosure help offered for struggling Erie homeowners

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, in collaboration with the American Society of Certified Housing Executives and the National Real Estate Training Institute, will host a day-long event on Oct. 8 for Erie County residents in danger of losing their home or struggling with their mortgage. This event will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 W. Bay Drive.
Experienced housing counseling specialists from counseling agencies in the region will be on hand to discuss options to address homeowners’ particular situations. Homeowners facing foreclosure, and those who are current on their home loans but are upside down on their mortgages, should attend this event. Counselors will be available to negotiate workout packages and mortgage modifications with loan servicers on the spot.
Lenders who have confirmed they will be sending representatives to this event are Bank of America, Citibank and Chase Home Mortgage Corporation. Additional lenders may be confirmed prior to the event.
“We’re happy to be working with counseling agencies and lenders to help Erie County residents resolve their pressing home mortgage issues,” said PHFA Executive Director Brian A. Hudson Sr. “During these tough economic times, it’s important to bring some relief to Pennsylvania homeowners facing foreclosure and to keep our communities strong. This event will help us achieve those goals.”
Erie County homeowners seeking foreclosure help are asked to schedule an Oct. 8 counseling session with any of the following four counseling agencies:
– CCCS of Western PA – Northwest, (888) 511-2227
– Greater Erie Community Action Committee, (814) 459-4581, ext. 499
– NeighborWorks Western PA, (877) 872-3608
– St. Martin Center Inc., (814) 452-6113

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