Mortgage assistance is available to struggling Oregon homeowners, but the program is not being fully utilized because the word is not getting out.
Thousands of Oregon homeowners will have their mortgages paid for up to one year or $20,000. The state of Oregon received federal dollars to help struggling homeowners in our community, but time is running short. Homeowners must apply by January 14, 2011.
If you are a homeowner facing financial difficulties or know someone who is, this program can help. Start by visiting www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org or calling 2-1-1 (or just dial 1-800-SAFENET) to find out if you qualify. The deadline to apply is January 14. The process includes an application and an appointment, so start yours now. There are no costs or fees.
The Multnomah County application center is at the Doubletree Hotel (just off the Lloyd Center MAX stop). Feel free to stop by to learn more. Open Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm and Saturdays 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Eve/Day, New Year’s Eve/Day. Not in Multnomah County? Call 1-800-SAFENET to find out where to apply.
Have questions about foreclosure or debt? Need legal advice?
Free workshops led by experts are offered at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland (just off the Lloyd Center MAX stop) January 7 – January 15. Topics include foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy & debt collection, tips & training for job seekers, and many others. Visit www.economicfairnessoregon.org for an up-to-date schedule. All workshops are free and open to the public.