The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school's Building 11, located on the Route 53 campus at 1 University Parkway. State Reps. Natalie Manley (D-Joliet), Tom Cross (R-Plainfield), Larry Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet) and Emily McAsey (D-Romeoville) will be co-hosting the event.
Nearly 50 workshops of this kind have been held throughout Illinois since 2009 as an initiative of The Mortgage Relief Project, according to a news release on the event.
MRP is a part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network and is dedicated to providing information and resources that can help homeowners take advantage of programs to lower their mortgages, avoid foreclosure and keep their homes, the release said.
The agency also provides information on legal rights, credit counseling and avoiding scam artists, the release said. In addition, homeowners can also take advantage of private, one-on-one housing counseling with HUD-certified counselors during the workshop.
“The Illinois Mortgage Relief Project is providing a tremendous service to the people of Illinois,” said Sen. Bertino-Tarrant. “This workshop is in high demand all over the state and I am glad we were able to bring it to the people of Will and Kendall counties.”
The Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network coordinates this effort with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Employment Security in order to provide a vast array of resources available at these workshops.
Homeowners interested in attending the event should bring the following documentation in order for IMRP to best serve them:
• Budget of household expenses
• Documentation of other income
• 2 months of recent bank statements
• Recent Utility Bill
• Profit/Loss, if self-employed (last 6 months)
• Mortgage Statement
• 2010 & 2011 W-2 & tax return with all schedules
• Copy of rental agreement, if necessary
• 2 months of recent pay stubs
To register in advance for the event, for more information or to receive immediate foreclosure prevention assistance, call IDFPR's toll-free consumer hotline (800) 532-8785 during regular business hours or go online www.idfpr.com or www.ihda.org.