Columbus, OH – August 28, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) today teamed up with lenders and housing counselors to assist nearly 100 Ohioans at risk of foreclosure. The event, which took place at the request of Rep. Kilroy, was sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the NID Housing Counseling Agency.
“Facing a home foreclosure is a scary and difficult process,” said Kilroy. “I applaud the Ohioans who sought help at the workshop this morning and the lenders who offered their services. Collaborative efforts like these will help Ohioans keep their homes and help our state overcome this hard-hitting housing crisis.”
This morning, Rep. Kilroy met with Penny Evans, a constituent with whom she had been helping in her District Office, and sat with her through her one-on-one consultation with Chase Bank. Following her consultation, Penny thanked Rep. Kilroy for her help stating, “I am grateful for this opportunity and for my Congresswoman who helped me through this process. Because of her work, Chase is willing to give me another chance to help me stay in my home.”
The workshop provided information and financial counseling to residents confronting the possibility of losing their homes through foreclosure and to others facing the challenges of buying their first residence. As a result of the workshop, three foreclosures were put on hold by Freddie Mac pending review for modification. FHL Bank San Francisco has hosted 13 foreclosure prevention workshops in the past two years as it seeks to help homeowners during the current housing crisis.
Senior Vice President of FHL Bank of San Francisco, Lawrence Parks, commended Congresswoman Kilroy on her efforts to tackle the foreclosure crisis in Ohio affirming, “Congresswoman Kilroy has been a vociferous champion for struggling families. When she asked what could be done to bring lenders, counselors, and homeowners in one place, we immediately set up a workshop to help her constituents in Columbus.”