Housing Counseling

Keep Your Home: Apply for President Obama's Loan Modification Program (Kane County)

These events provide assistance to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments. At these events, homeowners will be able to meet one-on-one with a volunteer (including attorneys and housing counselors) who will determine if the homeowner is eligible for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program announced by President Obama. Read more »

Location: 
The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
Start Date: 
October 2, 2010 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Fix Your Mortgage (City of Chicago, W Side)

These events provide assistance to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments. At these events, homeowners will be able to meet one-on-one with a volunteer (including attorneys and housing counselors) who will determine if the homeowner is eligible for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program announced by President Obama. Read more »

Location: 
Westinghouse College Prep 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago
Start Date: 
October 16, 2010 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

Fix Your Mortgage

These events provide assistance to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments. At these events, homeowners will be able to meet one-on-one with a volunteer (including attorneys and housing counselors) who will determine if the homeowner is eligible for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program announced by President Obama. Read more »

Location: 
Northside College Prep High School 5501 N. Kedzie, Chicago
Start Date: 
August 21, 2010 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

Fix Your Mortgage

These events provide assistance to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments. At these events, homeowners will be able to meet one-on-one with a volunteer (including attorneys and housing counselors) who will determine if the homeowner is eligible for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program announced by President Obama. Read more »

Location: 
Little Village High School, 3120 S. Kostner Avenue, Chicago
Start Date: 
July 24, 2010 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

Now We’re Talking: A Look at Current State-Based Foreclosure Mediation Programs and How to Bring Them to Scale

The Center for American Progress recently released a report, "Now We’re Talking: A Look at Current State-Based Foreclosure Mediation Programs and How to Bring Them to Scale," that surveys foreclosure mediation programs across the country and enumerates best practices. From their executive summary:
 

Best Practices Meeting for Housing Counselors

The July 8th Housing Action Illinois Regional Housing Counselor Meeting will cover the following two topics:
 
1. HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative) presented by Attorney Joseph Nery
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Location: 
John Marshall Law School, 55 E. Jackson Suite 1020, Chicago
Start Date: 
July 8, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Volunteers Needed for Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

The Circuit Court of Cook County recently initiated the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. The goal of the mediation program is to deliver needed services to Cook County homeowners in crisis as early as possible once the foreclosure process begins. The Chicago Bar Foundation is partnering with the Cook County Circuit Court and others to launch this innovative and vital program, the largest of its kind in the country.
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Location: 
The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago
Start Date: 
June 18, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Lessons from the 2010 Regional HOPI Annual Plenary

A housing counseling agency that’s so swamped with demand for foreclosure prevention counseling that its executive director personally handles clients. Stalled real estate markets where buyers are waiting for prices to drop even further, and buyers who do want to buy now are struggling to obtain financing. Scam artists who take off with troubled homeowners’ last dollars while promising to save their homes. These are some of the challenges that face those who are trying to combat the effects of foreclosure in the Chicago region’s neighborhoods. 

2010 Regional HOPI Annual Plenary

The impact of the foreclosure crisis continues to be front and center for the Chicago region’s communities. The 2010 Regional HOPI Annual Plenary will be an opportunity to hear from experts on economic and foreclosure trends, as well as a chance to share information about successes, challenges and emerging initiatives from peers and practitioners throughout the region. Topics to be covered include: 
 

Location: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle Street
Start Date: 
July 15, 2010 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Illinois Mortgage Relief Project in Batavia

Governor Pat Quinn has established the Mortgage Relief Project to help you take advantage of new government programs that can help you lower your
mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure and keep your home. Learn more at your local Mortgage Relief Project outreach event.
 
Free housing counseling is available. We will also teach you to recognize the tell-tale signs of mortgage fraud.
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Location: 
Grace McWayne Elementary School, 3501 Hapner Way, Batavia
Start Date: 
June 12, 2010 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
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