Chicago area homeowners in need of foreclosure help and wanting to save their property could soon have help right at their doorsteps. According to a story from Medill Reports published on November 3, 2011, Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs will dispatch outreach workers to houses that have received foreclosure notices as part of a door-to-door campaign. The goal is to help homeowners in foreclosure take advantage of free legal services and housing advice through the Circuit Court of Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program.
“We’ve been around since 1972 and people still don’t know we exist,” Interfaith executive director Gail Schechter told Medill. According to a report by the Circuit Court of Cook County, outreach workers made nearly 22,000 home visits between July 2010 and March 2011, leading to 1,923 people engaging in the free program. Medill said the report shows 64 percent of participants in the Foreclosure Mediation Program reach an agreement with their bank that “is mutually acceptable to all sides.”
If you have already looked into free programs to no avail, then you should know that filing for bankruptcy could also be a first step toward keeping your home and getting your finances in order. Our Chicago bankruptcy lawyer can help you in filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy that can keep your family in your house and end debt collector harassment.
Benjamin Brand Services – Chicago bankruptcy attorney