McGuire-JBT-Mortgage-Relief-Workshop-flierSenators Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) and Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) will host a foreclosure prevention workshop Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9am-1pm at Lewis University, Building 11 (One University Pkwy, Romeoville, IL).  State Representatives Natalie Manley (D-Joliet), Tom Cross (R-Plainfield), Larry Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet) and Emily McAsey (D-Romeoville) will be co-hosting the event.

Nearly 50 workshops of this kind have been held throughout Illinois since 2009 as an initiative of The Mortgage Relief Project (MRP).  MRP is a part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network and is dedicated to providing information and resources that can help homeowners take advantage of programs to lower their mortgages, avoid foreclosure and keep their homes.  IMRP also provides information on legal rights, credit counseling and avoiding scam artists. In addition, homeowners can also take advantage of private, one-on-one housing counseling with HUD-certified counselors during the workshop.

"The Illinois Mortgage Relief Project is providing a tremendous service to the people of Illinois," said Sen. Bertino-Tarrant. "This workshop is in high demand all over the state and I am glad we were able to bring it to the people of Will and Kendall counties."

The Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network coordinates this effort with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Employment Security in order to provide a vast array of resources available at these workshops.

Homeowners interested in attending the event should bring the following documentation in order for IMRP to best serve them:

• Mortgage Statement
• 2010 & 2011 W-2 & tax return with all schedules
• Copy of rental agreement, if necessary
• 2 months of recent paystubs
  • Budget of household expenses
  • Documentation of other income
  • 2 months of recent bank statements
  • Recent Utility Bill
  • Profit/Loss, if self-employed (last 6 months)

To register in advance for the event, for more information or to receive immediate foreclosure prevention assistance, please call IDFPR's toll-free consumer hotline (800) 532-8785 during regular business hours or visit or

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