Event to help homeowners
9/27/2013, 6 a.m.
Homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure can get help at “Saving the Dream” events on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5.
The events are hosted by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department, Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ HomeSafe Georgia program, the D&E Group housing counselors, and CredAbility credit counselors.
The Sept. 28 event takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, 1877 Iris Drive S.E. in Conyers. To pre-qualify and to register, participants must call D&E at 770-961-6900 or visit depower.org.
The Oct. 5 event takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salem Bible Church, 5460 Hillandale Drive in Lithonia. Participants must call CredAbility at 404-653-8833.
HomeSafe provides temporary assistance to Georgia homeowners who have suffered a substantial income loss due to involuntary unemployment or underemployment and who are able and willing to work.
Participants will meet with counselors to see if they are eligible for a loan modification.
Johnson said foreclosure numbers continue to fall, but they want to ensure that all those who need help get assistance.
Since 2011, more than 780 homeowners in the 4th District have been approved for HomeSafe, resulting in nearly $15 million in relief, more than any other congressional district in Georgia.
Since 2009, Johnson’s district office has helped another 1,700 residents deal with pending home foreclosures.
For more information, visit http://hank
johnson.house.gov or call 770-987-2291.