Indiana’s Lt. Gov. Beck Skillman wants Hoosiers to know about free workshops offered by the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network. With ongoing high unemployment, applications for home refinancing loans have reached the highest level in 15 months. The free workshops can help homeowners in financial crises avoid foreclosure. Since 2007 the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network has assisted more than 75,000 Hoosiers at risk of losing their homes. In 2009, the Network hosted a phone-a-thon which resulted in a significant drop in foreclosure filings for the 3rd quarter. It is anticipated the in-person workshop could produce even better results as the borrower can leave the meeting with everything their lender needs in hand.
The free workshops are schedule for September 1, 2010 from 3 pm to 8 pm in eight cities at the National Guard Armories. No registration is required. Homeowners can stop by at anytime to speak with a counselor at the following locations:
- Indianapolis: 3612 West Minnesota Street, Indianapolis
- Hammond: 2530 E. 173rd Street, Hammond 46323 (CST)
- South Bend: 1901 S Kemble Avenue, South Bend 46613
- Fort Wayne: 130 Cook Road, Fort Wayne 46825
- Columbus: 2160 Arnold Street, Columbus 47203
- Evansville: 3300 E. Division, Evansville 47715 (CST)
- Terre Haute: 3614 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute 47804
- Richmond: 1200 W Main Street, Richmond 47374
Additional information about the free workshops (including what information to bring) can be found by visiting 877gethope.org or calling the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network at 1-877-GETHOPE. Certified foreclosure prevention specialists are available to provide free, confidential assistance to Hoosier homeowners.