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News Release  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2009
CONTACT: Keyneica Jones
Management Analyst
Economic Development Department
951.413.3450  keyneicaj@moval.org

City to Host More Foreclosure Prevention Workshops

In an effort to help Moreno Valley residents reduce their risk of home foreclosure, the City is sponsoring a series of five free foreclosure prevention events. Following several successful workshops held last spring that helped more than 600 people, the series this fall will run from September through December at locations throughout the community. Workshops are held at varying times and locations to provide a variety of opportunities that accommodate residents’ schedules. Dates and locations include:

  • Saturday, September 12: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 14137 Business Center Dr.
  • Monday, September 28: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bethune Elementary School, 25390 Krameria St.
  • Saturday, October 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Valley View High School, 13135 Nason St.
  • Wednesday, November 18: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunnymead Ranch HOA, 23600 Sunnymead Ranch Pkwy.
  • Monday, December 7: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Moreno Valley Senior Center, 25075 Fir Ave.

Workshop presenters include representatives from the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, the Homeownership Education Learning Program (HELP), Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Riverside County Workforce Development Center, Springboard, and Ease of California. Speakers will provide information and resources to help residents evaluate their specific situations and avoid foreclosure. Workshop attendees will be able to speak directly to representatives from housing counseling agencies, lenders, and social service providers to discuss specific needs. Workshop topics include:

  • Can my home be saved from foreclosure?
  • Loan modification, short sale, and foreclosure processes
  • Avoiding foreclosure prevention scams

Several lenders will be on-site to meet one-on-one with homeowners to expedite and simplify the loan modification or short sale processes.

For a list of what to bring, participating lenders, or general information, call the Neighborhood Preservation Division of the Economic Development Department at 951.413.3450 or e-mail np@moval.org. Resource links related to foreclosure prevention are available at www.moval.org.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County at 951.653.8314 or the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Hope for Homeowners Program at 800.225.5342.

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