Mayor Foxx invites HUD, Local Agencies to Housing Refinancing Roundtable
Ideas generated to be sent to the White House for consideration
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jamie Banks, City of Charlotte
Kim Graham, The Housing Partnership
(Charlotte, N.C.) -- Mayor Anthony Foxx invited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Housing Partnership, financial institutions, local housing counseling agencies, and homeowners to a Housing Roundtable on Wednesday to discuss the successes, challenges, and tools available to assist homeowners in refinancing their home.
The roundtable is designed to further engage the community in a dialogue about tools available to help homeowners save their homes through refinance to take advantage of low-interest rates and to develop ideas on a local level to provide additional assistance.
“Providing safe and affordable housing has been a priority for me since taking office,” said Mayor Anthony Foxx. “The long term health of our community depends on our ability to assist those in need with refinancing so they can stay in their homes. I look forward to hearing the ideas generated by our local experts that we can present to the White House to assist more people here and across the country.”
Federal Resources for Homeowners:
- HOPE NOW hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. HUD-approved housing counselors are available to help homeowners understand their options, prepare their application, and work with their mortgage company. This service is provided free of charge. Expert advisors are available who speak over 160 languages. Calls are answered within seconds.
- www.MakingHomeAffordable.gov, which helps families facing foreclosure or unaffordable mortgage payments get relief, to www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com, which can assist families who may be eligible for help through the settlement.
- www.HUD.gov to find a HUD-approved housing counselor they can trust, free of charge, with no exceptions among other valuable resources.
HOPE NOW hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. HUD-approved housing counselors are available to help homeowners understand their options, prepare their application, and work with their mortgage company. This service is provided free of charge. Expert advisors are available who speak over 160 languages. Calls are answered within seconds.
Local Resources for Homeowners:
- www.hccharlotte.com, to speak with a local HUD-certified housing counselor about foreclosure prevention options, money management or your home mortgage lending needs.
- www.knowdebt.org for free or low-cost assistance with debt management, credit counseling, and homebuyer education.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. (The Housing Partnership) is a broad-based, private, nonprofit housing development and financial corporation with goals supporting home ownership, stable neighborhoods, and communities blending market rate and affordable housing in the City of Charlotte. In addition to its home ownership counseling, lending, and community revitalization work, The Housing Partnership has created exceptional developments and neighborhoods in various parts of Charlotte including Springcroft at Ashley Park, Rivermere, The Gables at Druid Hills, and Park at Oaklawn. For more information, visit www.cmhp.org.