Fort Washington, MD – Nearly 250 distressed homeowners attended a foreclosure prevention workshop hosted by DHCD and Fourth District Congresswoman Donna Edwards. The event, held July 21 at Fort Foote Baptist Church, was the latest in a series of such workshops that DHCD hosts across the state, often in conjunction with local elected officials or housing advocacy organizations.
Last Saturday’s Mortgage Late? Don’t Wait workshop included presentations showing homeowners alternatives to foreclosure, the new foreclosure mediation law and counseling sessions arming homeowners with the information needed to prevent foreclosure.
“We’ve helped thousands of families find sustainable alternatives to losing their homes – often in workshops just like the event we hosted with Congresswoman Edwards,” said Kelly Vaughn, director of community outreach at DHCD. “But we know our work is not done.”
Rep. Edwards said she hoped the workshop raised awareness on the resources available in Maryland to help homeowners facing foreclosure. It brought together homeowners, counselors and lenders to find alternatives to foreclosure and to help families understand if your mortgage is late, don’t wait!
Through the MDHOPE hotline, DHCD has been able to help nearly 75,000 families at risk of losing their homes.
Visit DHCD’s website to see a calendar of upcoming foreclosure prevention workshops.
- Catherine Kinlein