Attorney General Darrell McGraw Begins “Project: Save Our Homes” Events in Putnam,...

Attorney General Darrell McGraw Begins “Project: Save Our Homes” Events in Putnam, Kanawha and Fayette Counties

CHARLESTON – April 4, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw today announced the details for the first four Project: Save Our Homes workshops to help the state’s homeowners obtain relief under the recent landmark mortgage-foreclosure settlement with five national banks as well as other options. Events for Putnam, Kanawha and Fayette Counties will kick off the personal assistance homeowner workshops to be presented throughout the state over the next three months.

At the Save Our Homes workshops, open from 10 am to 7 pm at each location, representatives of the Attorney General’s Office will offer information and assistance on applying for loan modifications, refinancing for “underwater” loans, halting the foreclosure process, safeguards for service members, new loan servicing standards, and other mortgage relief.

All homeowners interested in the relief provided by the settlement – as well as options available outside the settlement – are encouraged to attend one of the Project: Save Our Homes direct-help workshops:

APR 10 – WINFIELD: Putnam Co. Courthouse, 2nd floor Courtroom,

3389 Winfield Road

APR 12 – MONTGOMERY: Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development,

326 3rd Avenue (near WVU Tech)

APR 17- CHARLESTON: University of Charleston, Riggleman Hall,

2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE.

APR 19 – ST. ALBANS: Hansford Senior Center,

500 Washington Street

Additional Save Our Homes events are planned for May and June in Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Weirton, Gilbert, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Clarksburg, Morgantown, Lewisburg, Elkins, Beckley, and South Charleston.

Attorney General McGraw’s Save Our Homes initiative was established to help guide consumers through homeowner assistance options, including those provided by the recent landmark mortgage-foreclosure settlement with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of America, and GMAC/Ally Financial.

“With Project: Save Our Homes, the Attorney General’s Office will do everything we can to lend a helping hand to West Virginia’s homeowners so that they can stay in their homes,” McGraw said.

In addition to offering direct assistance to West Virginia homeowners in obtaining relief from the settlement, the program can offer a second chance to those who may have been turned by their bank previously or were simply overwhelmed by the process. Save Our Homes can also assist homeowners whose mortgage companies are not covered by the settlement to explore other financial relief options that may be available. Interested homeowners should call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline, 1-800-368-8808, for more information.

To report a scam or file a complaint, West Virginians can reach the Attorney General’s Office online or by calling the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-368-8808. For regular consumer news updates, follow “AGWestV” on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Contact:
Jill Miles or Heather Connolly
Phone: (800) 368-8808

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