Next month the Department of Banking will be hosting a Homeowner's Mortgage Assistance Forum on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This forum is being conducted in an effort to provide Connecticut homeowners who are currently at risk of foreclosure the ability to meet directly with their lenders, and speak with housing counselors who can provide assistance to borrowers.
One of the many unfortunate aspects of this difficult economy and high unemployment is the somber reality that so many Connecticut residents are now at risk of foreclosure or are having difficulty in making their mortgage payments. As a member of the legislature's Banks Committee I know all to well the hardships that families are facing right now. So many of our friends and neighbors are facing very difficult times.
There are a number of options that may be available to you, a friend or neighbor at this event, and those who will be there want to help find a way to stay in people stay in their homes. That may involve restructuring your mortgage or other options including debt management, federal and state assistance plans or other resources. It is a very valuable opportunity for those who are having difficulty and want to avoid foreclosure.
If you attend, you should bring proof of income (pay stub or profit and loss statement), list of household expenses among other items. A complete list is available on my website at repkupchick.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CT-Foreclosure-Event-Flyer.pdf. To find out if your particular lender is participating in the event, call 860-240-8170 or 1-877-472-8313. you can also visit www.ct.gov/dob/homeowner.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Rep. Brenda Kupchick