From: Brad Dwin []
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:58 AM
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY (02.17.10): Free Homeownership Preservation Event in Sacramento on February 26th


February 17, 2010


Media Contacts:

Brad Dwin

(202) 589-1938


Amy Bonitatibus

(202) 752-4144


Media Advisory


Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program and HOPE NOW Alliance to Host Free Homeownership Preservation Event on February 26th  


Free Face-to-Face Counseling with Mortgage Companies and Housing Counselors Available for At-Risk Sacramento Homeowners


SACRAMENTO, CA — A homeownership preservation workshop, sponsored by the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program, HOPE NOW Alliance and NeighborWorks® America, will be held in Sacramento for all homeowners who may be at risk of foreclosure. The workshop is free and open to the public, and provides a chance for homeowners to meet face-to-face with their mortgage company and a HUD-approved counseling agency to work on a solution to help them stay in their home. Additionally, homeowners will learn if they are eligible for the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program.


WHO:             Sacramento homeowners who are in default on their mortgage or may be at risk of foreclosure


            WHAT:           Free Foreclosure Prevention Workshop


            WHEN:           Friday, February 26, 2010

1:00 pm -9:00 pm


WHERE:        Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J Street – Halls D&E

Sacramento, CA 95814



NOTE:            Out of concern for borrower privacy, media access is restricted at this event. All members of the media are required to register at the Media Registration table upon arrival. Homeowner counseling sessions are closed to the press and cameras are prohibited except in designated areas. Industry and sponsoring officials may be available for interviews.


HOPE NOW is the industry-created alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, counselors, and other mortgage market participants that has developed and is implementing a coordinated plan to help as many homeowners as possible prevent foreclosure and stay in their homes. For more information go to or call the free Homeowner’s HOPE™ Hotline at (888) 995-HOPE.


The Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program was created to help millions of homeowners refinance or modify their mortgage payments to a level that is more affordable. For more information, go to


NeighborWorks® America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. NeighborWorks® America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.  For more information, go to