Foreclosure Prevention Event for South Cook County

Happens June 26, in South Holland at Thornwood High School

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, and  Diversity, Inc. in cooperation with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) and Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG), in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust and Illinois Housing Development Authority, are co-sponsoring the “Keep Your Home” FREE foreclosure-prevention event to help South Cook County homeowners at risk of foreclosure modify their loans and lower their payments.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 26, at Thornwood High School, 17101 South Park Avenue, South Holland, Ill. 60473.

At the event, more than 100 volunteer real estate attorneys and HUD-certified counselors will review, FOR FREE, homeowners’ paperwork and determine if they qualify for assistance under the “Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan” – known as “Making Home Affordable” — http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov. If so, an application will be prepared onsite and submitted to the loan servicer THAT DAY via the Internet.

Additional organizations participating in the event include:, Regional Fair Housing Center, Inc. Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative, Spanish Coalition for Housing, South Suburban Housing Center, and the South Suburban Bar Association.

Homeowners threatened with foreclosure are urged to attend and bring along the items listed in the check list below:

Two most recent pay stubs Two most recent Bank Statements
Real Estate Tax Bill Homeowners Insurance bill
Most recent utility bill / Most recent mortgage statement (s) Most recent tax return (2009 all schedules and W-2s)
Profit loss statement of self-employed Proof of income from any sources including, alimony, Social Security, child support.
If you have rental income, please bring the following:

  • Signed Lease Agreements
  • Rental Receipts
Account Balances and payments on debts including:

  • Condo or HA dues/ fees
  • Credit Cards
  • Loans
  • Child support or alimony

For more information, call NHS of Chicago at 773.329.4185 (English) or 773.329.4181 (Spanish).
Pre-registration is encouraged.

Additional information can be found at the following websites:
ATG: http://www.atgf.com/tabid/1222/Default.aspx
NHS: http://www.nhschicago.org/content/page.php?cat_id=0&content_id=273