Uncategorized Foreclosure outreach events offer help to homeowners

Foreclosure outreach events offer help to homeowners


On September 1, the state will host a series of borrower outreach events to provide free help to Indiana homeowners facing foreclosure. All events will run from 3 pm – 8 pm (local time). All events are free and open to the public.

Homeowners can stop by anytime between 3 and 8 pm to attend a free workshop, speak with a counselor and begin preparing to meet with your lender. No registration is required.

The events will be held in the following locations:

Indianapolis: 3612 West Minnesota Street, Indianapolis
Hammond: 2530 E. 173rd Street, Hammond 46323 (CST)
South Bend: 1901 S Kemble Avenue, South Bend 46613
Fort Wayne: 130 Cook Road, Fort Wayne 46825
Columbus: 2160 Arnold Street, Columbus 47203
Evansville: 3300 E. Division, Evansville 47715 (CST)
Terre Haute: 3614 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute 47804
Richmond: 1200 W Main Street, Richmond 47374

Attendees should bring the following:

  • Monthly mortgage statement
  • Information about other mortgages on your home, if applicable
  • Utility bill in mortgagee’s name showing current address
  • Two most recent pay stubs, documentation of income you receive from other sources or most recent quarterly profit and loss statement if self-employed
  • Account balances and monthly payments for credit cards and other debts
  • Estimates of other monthly expenditures (such as utilities, insurance and medical bills)

According to a press release announcing the events,

Troubled Hoosier homeowners will be able to attend a workshop and meet with a trained foreclosure prevention counselor, who will help the borrower navigate the process and prepare the documents the lender needs to work on an alternative to foreclosure.

The events are hosted by the Indiana National Guard and sponsored by the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network, a state-organized coalition of community service and housing-related organizations, government agencies, lenders, realtors, and trade associations that are actively addressing Indiana’s foreclosure crisis. Individuals and families facing foreclosure to seek free assistance by certified counselors at any time by calling 1-877-GET-HOPE or by visiting www.877gethope.org.

Volunteers are needed to assist at these events. Volunteer duties include registration, greeting, making copies, moving borrowers through the event, and collecting evaluations. If you are interested in helping, please contact one of the local team leaders listed in the volunteer information form.

The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network was formed in November 2007 as a partnership between state government, lenders, and community organizations. Administrated by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the network was authorized under House Enrolled Act 1753 approved in 2007 by the General Assembly to provide free mortgage foreclosure counseling and education to homeowners who have defaulted on or are in danger of defaulting on their mortgages.

For more information on the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network and these events, visit www.877gethope.org.