DETROIT -

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan has teamed up with community agencies to hold a foreclosure event for homeowners in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Save your home:

The homeowner awareness phone event encourages those who need it to dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment to speak with a counselor. The event will be held Sept. 4-6, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pathways out of poverty - Foreclosure prevention event

How the process will work:

Homeowners who dial 2-1-1 will be provided with information regarding the benefits of working with a housing counselor and given the option to schedule an appointment to talk with a counselor

If a homeowner does not want to schedule an appointment, he or she will be provided with referrals to housing counseling agencies that he or she can call directly

If a homeowner wants to speak with a counselor, he or she will be scheduled for a call back that will occur within 24 to 48 hours

Who needs help?

The event is designed to reach the following homeowners in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties with resources and assistance -  

  • Homeowners at risk of mortgage foreclosure

  • Homeowners considering strategic default/walking away

  • Homeowners who are in the redemption period

  • Homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed

  • Homeowners who are concerned that they may have been scammed

  • Homeowners who have questions about refinancing their mortgages 

Who will be helping?

Counselors from the following agencies will assist in returning calls to homeowners:

  • Community Housing Network
  • Lighthouse Community Development
  • Mission of Peace
  • MSU Extension – Macomb
  • Oakland County Housing Counseling
  • Southwest Solutions
  • U-SNAP-BAC
  • Wayne Metro CAA
  • GreenPath Debt Solutions