Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Foreclosure Scam Prevention/Homebuying in Toledo @ Your Library (Includes Neighborhood Stabilization Program)

Blog and other internet postings are all good and well, but don't you wish you could meet experts, face to face, to untangle problems?  The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is having two programs next month to help with two big issues: keeping the home you have, and buying a new one.

On September 13th, we host Foreclosure Scams: Don't Get Taken! at the Main Library on 325 N. Michigan from 6:15 till 8:15.  People from the Ohio Attorney-General's office, Northwest Ohio Development Agency, ABLE (Advocates of Basic Legal Equality), and the Fair Housing Center will talk about how to smell a scam, and legitimate sources of help in northwest Ohio.

On September 20th, we host Getting Financially Ready for Home Buying, also from 6:15 till 8:15 at Main Library.  Local experts from the Neighborhood Housing Center, Northwest Ohio Development Agency, and Consumer Counseling Credit Service will tell you how to get your financial house in order so that you can get a home of your own.  Best of all, a representative from the Toledo Housing Department will talk about--and have material on--the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  Learn how you can get financial help to buy beautiful houses in several different neighborhoods.  All for free!

If you live in other places, there is still a way to find legitimate foreclosure help.  Call one of the nonprofit agencies approved for home counseling by HUD.  And to find out more about steering away from foreclosure scams, see this informative website by the Federal Trade Commission.

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