Preservation Company (RUPCO) will re-launch local foreclosure prevention
efforts in a day-long event at the Kirkland in Kingston on Wednesday,
June 6, 2012. New funding secured by elected officials will be announced,
a new foreclosure prevention website will be launched and hour long seminars on
foreclosure options, bankruptcy and short sales will be offered. The
event is free and open to the public. Anyone who may be past due with
mortgage payments is encouraged to attend.
The Foreclosure Solutions Day is one of hundreds of events scheduled throughout
the United States
between June 2 and June 9 as part of the National NeighborWorks Week
celebration. When foreclosure prevention funding dried up last year, we
had to lay off staff and re-configure all of our efforts to help with this
on-going problem, said Kathy Germain, RUPCOs Vice President for Housing
Services. But thanks to the dogged efforts of our elected officials, some
prevention funding has been recouped and we have two experienced counselors
back at their desks!
Foreclosure Solutions Day will get underway at 11:00 at the Kirkland a ceremony to honor NYS Senator John
Bonacic and Assembly Members Kevin Cahill and Peter Lopez for securing
additional budget funding to cover in-person foreclosure counseling. That
will be followed by the launch of a new website making self-guided foreclosure
assistance available universally, any day, any time.
The loss of funding and the counselors it covered made us seek new ways to
assist people, said Germain. The website we are launching is a perfect
starting place for anyone who is behind in their mortgage payments and will
allow people a much greater level of independence in facing foreclosure.
Germain went on to note that one of the most time consuming efforts in
foreclosure mitigation is completing paper work requirements. Now people
can do that on line so the time spent with counselors is much more effective and
productive. We will be helping them with the things they really just cant
do on their own.
After the presentation and website launch, Foreclosure Solutions Day will
feature hour long group sessions on various financial information related to
foreclosure. In addition to housing counselors, representatives from
Ulster Savings Bank, Citizens Bank, and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
will be on hand to answer individual questions or review files for people who
make appointments ahead of time.
RUPCO is a 30 year old non-profit housing agency whose mission is to create
homes, support people and improve communities. It has an extensive menu
of home related services including rental assistance, property management,
homeownership, community development and real estate development. The
agency serves 10 Hudson
Valley counties with the
Green Jobs/Green New York program and has deep commitments to sustainability
and diversity in every aspect of its operation. As a charter member of
the countrys preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development,
RUPCO is one of 235 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations
creating opportunities for lower income people. Working together to build
strong communities, the RUPCO
Center helps promote and
preserve the American Dream of homeownership. For more information on
this or on any housing program,, call RUPCO at 845-331-2140 or check the
websites at www.rupco.org
or www.nw.org To make an appointment
for an individual review or counseling session, call RUPCOs NeighborWorks
at (845) 331-9860 ext 220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.