County sponsors free workshop to help delinquent homeowners

A workshop to help homeowners delinquent on their mortgage or property taxes takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakland County's Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, building 41W in Waterford.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson initiated free seminars to help families protect their most valuable asset, their home. Preventing foreclosure and its negative impact on Oakland County families and communities is a priority for county and community leaders. The workshop is free and open to all Oakland County homeowners.

"Losing a home due to foreclosure not only displaces a family, causing extreme distress, but it has a detrimental impact on a family's finances, including the loss of earned equity, damaged credit, and other monetary losses," Patterson said. "Whether at this workshop or the Community & Home Improvement office, we want to do everything we can to help families keep their homes."

Information on the options available to homeowners delinquent on their mortgages or property taxes and how to apply for support under the Step Forward Michigan program will be given by housing counselors certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Michigan State Housing Department Authority.

This event is sponsored by Patterson and the Community & Home Improvement Division.

Registration is recommended. For additional information, call Community & Home Improvement at 248-858-1891 or visit

Published: Wed, Jan 30, 2013