NeighborImpact Supports Foreclosure Prevention with Counseling and Education

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NeighborImpact’s Housing Center foreclosure prevention services offers assistance to Central Oregonians still struggling to pay their mortgage and keep their homes. With monthly foreclosure prevention classes and housing counselors on staff, NeighborImpact services can provide homeowners with the tools and support needed to negotiate a modification with their lender.

“Our staff works with clients to assess their situation and help them make informed decisions about options they may wish to pursue,” notes Selef Spragg Housing Center Manager. “Our accredited counselors have the specific skills and knowledge to help people through this trying time.”

NeighborImpact’s Housing Center offers a variety of free programs including foreclosure prevention classes and counseling, first-time homeownership classes and counseling, down payment assistance loans, reverse mortgage counseling, financial literacy classes and counseling, credit counseling, and a matched savings program (IDA).

“We want to encourage Central Oregonians to attend our classes so we can address their needs,” continues Spragg. “If you are struggling to pay your mortgage or on the brink of foreclosure and researching your options, we have resources available to assist you in making informed decisions about your financial future.”

The next foreclosure prevention class (held every third Monday of the month) will be taught in Bend on September 19, 2011. Anyone interested in signing up for classes or counseling services should contact Karen Bushnell at 541-318-7506 ext. 109 or karenb@neighborimpact.org. Please refer to the website www.homeownershipcenter.org for additional information.

About the NeighborImpact Housing Center: Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes County. Housing Center Programs encompass services in education and counseling, home weatherization, and home rehabilitation loans. NeighborImpact offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. It is a private nonprofit organization that receives federal, state and local funding; foundation grants; and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit www.neighborimpact.org.

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