What happens during foreclosure? What do homeowners need to know? What rights do homeowners and renters have? What assistance is available?
These and other questions will be answered at a series of free mortgage foreclosure information workshops offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center – a counseling agency that provides foreclosure prevention education and outreach and pre-purchase information for homeowners – in collaboration with Hennepin County Taxpayer Services, Hennepin County Library and the City of Brooklyn Park.
The workshops are for homeowners who are worried about making upcoming mortgage payments, are already behind on payments, or just want to learn more about foreclosure; and for renters whose landlords may be facing foreclosure. Participants can ask questions and get free, confidential advice from foreclosure counselors.
Dates, times and locations of the upcoming workshops are:
• March 23, 6:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Augsburg Park
7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, 952-847-5300
• April 24, 10:30 a.m.
Hennepin County Library – Sumner
611 Van White Memorial Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-847-2875
• May 18, 6:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Champlin
12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin, 952-847-5350
• June 17, 6:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, 952-847-8800
• July 13, 6:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Hopkins
22 – 11th Ave. N., Hopkins, 952-847-5500
• July 20, 6:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Park City Hall
5200 – 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 763-424-8000
Hennepin County Taxpayers Services and the Minnesota Home Ownership Center began holding foreclosure information workshops throughout Hennepin communities in 2008. So far hundreds of people have attended the workshops.
For more information about the workshops, call the individual locations or Ed Nelson, Minnesota Home Ownership Center at 651-659-9336. A video of the workshop is also available on the Hennepin County website at http://hennepinmn.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=12.