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 VIDEO: Tomorrow Treasury Hosts Its 81st Outreach Event to Help Struggling Atlanta Homeowners

By: Andrea Risotto
1/24/2013

Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will host their 81st free event for struggling homeowners at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1:00-8:00 PM EST. The event will be the fifth time the agencies visit Atlanta to help homeowners meet face-to-face with their mortgage company and a HUD-approved housing counselor.  More than 8,000 Atlanta area homeowners have attended one of the free events to discuss options to avoid foreclosure.

Too often, struggling homeowners delay reaching out for help until their options are much more limited.  Many times at these events, we meet homeowners who have been struggling with their mortgage payments for well over a year but are only now reaching out for the first time.  In the video below, Alvina McHale, former Director of Marketing for Treasury’s Homeownership Preservation Office, offers advice for struggling homeowners and speaks about the benefits of attending one of the free mortgage assistance events.  Alvina recently retired from Treasury after nearly 30 years of service.  When she joined the Homeownership Preservation Office in 2009, Alvina says that her time there was among the most meaningful and personal in her long government career.

​​Many of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers will be in attendance tomorrow to meet with homeowners including Bank of America, Carrington, Citi Mortgage, GMAC Mortgage, Homeward Residential (formerly American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.), HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Nationstar, Ocwen, OneWest, PNC, Select Portfolio Servicing, Seterus, SunTrust, US Bank and Wells Fargo.  Local HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and representatives from Home Safe Georgia (Georgia’s Hardest Hit Fund program) will also be on site.

Additional homeowner outreach events are already planned in Miami (February 27-28) and Las Vegas (March 19-20).  For more information about these events and other free resources for homeowners, please visit MakingHomeAffordable.gov. 

Andrea Risotto is the Spokesperson for at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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