FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia
Communications Director
908-527-4419
908-770-3662

 

UNION COUNTY FORCLOSURE TASKFORCE TO GO DOOR TO DOOR
IN EFFORT TO ASSIST HOMEOWNERS ON SATURDAY, MAY 16th
Government and community organization personnel to launch
educational and outreach effort in Union, Plainfield, and Elizabeth from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

ELIZABETH---Representatives of the Union County Foreclosure Taskforce, an initiative of Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella, and community organizations will be going door to door on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in an effort assist homeowners who may be facing foreclosure.

Workers going door to door will be handing out informational items to homeowners, including the County’s Foreclosure Resource Directory, and will raise awareness about the New Jersey Judiciary Foreclosure Mediation program, which provides access to housing counselors and court trained mediators to resolve foreclosure actions by proposing workout and payment arrangements between distressed borrowers and lenders.  The program will provide lawyers to income eligible homeowners, and those who need help can call 888-989-5277 or visit www.njforeclosuremediation.org.

“The County of Union recognizes that the national economic slump effects everyone in Union County and we have a responsibility to work together to manage the mortgage foreclosure crisis in our communities,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Union County’s Foreclosure Task Force is an important cooperative effort aimed at stabilizing our neighborhoods and helping residents to remain in their homes.”