Foreclosure Prevention Workshops Save Homes

November 15, 2011

Are you behind on your Chicago real estate mortgage payments? Are you concerned about losing your home?

Want to do something about it?

Illinois has the fourth highest foreclosure rate in the country, and in Cook County alone, one in every 357 homeowners received a foreclosure filing in the third quarter of this year.

Don’t become one of the statistics. There are several foreclosure prevention workshops this Saturday in Chicago — and one in Rockford — that may be able to help you save your home.

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The Coalition for Community Banking and Housing Helpers, Inc. is hosting a free foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, November 19 on Congress Parkway in the city, where homeowners can meet with trained counselors from HUD-certified counseling agencies to find out their options. There will also be several mortgage lenders on hand.

What: Community Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

When: Saturday, November 19; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Austin Senior Satellite Center, 5071 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago

Register: You must RSVP to the Coalition for Community Banking at 312-428-7526 or through email at

More: For more information, including what documents you should bring with you, click here

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The Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is sponsoring a homeowners mortgage resource fair on Saturday in Rockford.

Housing counselors from the Illinois Attorney General’s office will be available to meet with homeowners one-on-one to advise them on preventing foreclosure and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams.

Mortgage lenders will also be there to provide homeowners with information on obtaining loan modifications.

What: Help for Homeowners Mortgage Resource Fair

When: Saturday, November 19; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Rockford, 7675 Walton St., Rockford

More: No registration necessary; for more information, call the Attorney General’s Homeowner Hotline at 866-544-7151. Click here to find out what documents you need to bring with you to this free event.

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What: Spanish Coalition for Housing Walk-In Day will provide HUD-certified counselors to help you work with your lender and stay in your home. They will also see if you qualify for the federal foreclosure prevention program.

When: Saturday, Nov. 19; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 9117 S. Brandon, Chicago

More: Call 773-342-7575 or visit for more information

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What: John Marshall Law School is hosting a Latino Policy Forum Housing Education Event to help homeowners and renters learn about their options and rights during these challenging times.

When: Saturday, Nov. 19; 10 a.m. to noon

Where: La Villita Community Church, 2300 S. Millard, Chicago

Visit: for more information and to register

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What: Chase Foreclosure Outreach Event is for homeowners with a mortgage with JP Morgan Chase and facing foreclosure.

When: Saturday, Nov. 19; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Mission of Christ Church, 1345 N. Karlov, Chicago

Click: Here for more information

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