Trying To Prevent Foreclosure

Leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies are joining forces to help prevent foreclosure.

Those with in jeopardy of losing their home attended a workshop Thursday in New Bern to learn how to take on the mortgage companies and creditors armed with information.

Marleen Lovica attended the workshop and says she's been behind on her mortgage payment since October. She says the information may have been her last line of defense. Lovica says, "It's been a struggle for me because I have too many outgoing bills. I've been trying for a promotion since 1988 and haven't got promoted yet."

Speakers with United States Housing and Urban Development, along with other housing counselors, were on hand to provide information. One of the top pieces of advice...contact your mortgage company if problems begin to creep up.


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