Foreclosure prevention workshops continue Nov. 7 in Woodbury

WOODBURY — A Foreclosure Prevention Workshop is 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury.

The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and the Minnesota Home Ownership Association, in partnership with the library, present information on how to handle foreclosure situations. The workshop is for anyone who wants to ask questions and get 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 who are worried about foreclosure should seek help immediately. Waiting might limit their options.

The workshops are open houses and no pre-registration is required. The workshop includes a 45-minute presentation summarizing the foreclosure process. Participants will also 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 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.

Additional workshops are planned for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27, at the Oakdale Library.

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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