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'Help for Homeowners' Mortgage Resource Fair in Springfield on Saturday

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[May 16, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- On Saturday, help from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office will be available during the Mortgage Resource Fair at the attorney general's office in Springfield. Housing counselors will be available to homeowners in need and will provide information about preventing foreclosure and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams.

What: "Help for Homeowners" Mortgage Resource Fair

When: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Attorney general's office, 500 S. Second St., Springfield

Mortgage lenders including Bank of America, Citi, PNC and Wells Fargo will meet with homeowners and provide information on obtaining loan modifications. Homeowners planning to complete a loan modification application are urged to bring the following items:

  • Most recent pay stubs (two months) for all wage earners and household members with income

  • If receiving government benefits, a current award letter (including unemployment benefits)

  • If receiving child support, a copy of current court order and proof of payments

  • Most recent bank statements (two months)

  • Most recent W-2's for all sources of income

  • Most recent federal tax returns (two years)

  • Complete and accurate budget

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  • Letter explaining reason for default or inability to afford current mortgage payments

  • Recent utility bills

  • Recent mortgage statement

  • Recent homeowner association assessment (if applicable)

  • Recent property tax bill

  • Homeowners insurance declaration page

More information on this free event can be obtained by calling 1-866-544-7151.

[Text from file received from the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan]

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