Orland Park To Host Illinois Mortgage Relief Project

Orland Park To Host Illinois Mortgage Relief Project
Posted on 01/09/2012

The Illinois Mortgage Relief Project helps homeowners take advantage of new government programs to help lower mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure and help residents keep their homes.

The Village of Orland Park will co-host the Mortgage Relief Project on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue.

"We want to be sure that people who are struggling to keep their homes are aware of everything available to them," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "These programs exist to help keep people in their homes and we want to do all that we can to help make that happen," he added.

The free workshop will include information about mortgage refinancing, foreclosure prevention, legal rights, credit counseling and how to avoid scam artists. Homeowners will also receive private, one-on-one housing counseling with HUD-certified counselors.

"Unfortunately, the mortgage foreclosure crisis has continued to affect too many homeowners, including those here in the southwest suburbs," said Orland Park Village Trustee Carole Griffin Ruzich. "Too often, people don't realize what options they have and as a result, just walk away from their homes. If someone is facing foreclosure or are concerned that they might be in the future, I strongly encourage them to come to this event," she said.

Mayor McLaughlin is co-hosting the event along with the Illinois Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's Offices, Illinois State Senator Maggie Crotty and State Representative Al Riley. It is also sponsored by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Illinois Housing Development Authority and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

"Orland Park is very pleased to bring this program to the area. We're hoping that anyone who needs help will learn about the help that is available," McLaughlin said.

Attendees should bring their latest mortgage documents, including all bills, statements and notices. They should bring their two most recent pay stubs and their driver's license or state identification card. A full list of documents needed to complete an application for loan modification is available at www.idfpr.com.

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