Foreclosure prevention workshops continue July 12 in Woodbury

WOODBURY – The Washington County Library and the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority offer free foreclosure counseling and information workshops to anyone with questions and needs advice from trained foreclosure prevention counselors.

Anyone behind on a mortgage, worried about keeping up with mortgage payments and wants to know more about the foreclosure process can attend. Those worried about foreclosure should seek help immediately. Waiting might limit the options.

Workshops time and locations are: 5:30 p.m. July 12 at the R. H. Stafford Branch, Woodbury Conference Room A & B, and 5:30 p.m. July 25 at the Oakdale Branch Meeting Room.

The workshops are open houses and no pre-registration is required. The workshop will include a 45-minute presentation summarizing the foreclosure process. Participants have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a foreclosure prevention counselor. It will help 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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