Foreclosure prevention workshops continue June 14 in Oakdale

The Washington County Library and the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority are offering free foreclosure counseling and information workshops to anyone who wants to ask questions and get advice from trained foreclosure prevention counselors.

Anyone who is behind on a mortgage, anyone who is worried about keeping up with mortgage payments, and anyone who wants to know more about the foreclosure process may attend. Those who are worried about foreclosure should seek help immediately. Waiting may limit the options.Workshops time and locations are: 5:30 p.m. June 14 and July 25 at the Oakdale Branch, Oakdale Meeting Room; 5:30 p.m. June 26 and July 12 at R. H. Stafford Branch, Woodbury Conference Room A & B, Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m..

The workshops are open houses and no pre-registration is required. The workshop includes a 45-minute presentation summarizing the foreclosure process. Participants also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a foreclosure prevention counselor. It helps the counselor to respond to any concerns if participants bring the following: any communication received from a lender or loan servicer; proof of income (e.g., recent pay stub), and a copy of a mortgage statement.

"The value in speaking to a county foreclosure prevention counselor is identifying options," said Barbara Dacy, executive director of the HRA.

For more information or to speak with a foreclosure prevention counselor immediately, call the Washington County HRA’s foreclosure intake line at 651-458-0936 ext. 542 or see www.wchra.com.

For more information about the Washington County Library, see www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/library/ or call 651-275-8500.

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