Rep. Johnson connects struggling homeowners with HomeSafe program, CredAbility counselors
LITHONIA, GA – October 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Local homeowners participated in Saturday’s HomeSafe Georgia foreclosure prevention event at Salem Bible Church in Lithonia hosted by Rep. Hank Johnson along with representatives from credit counseling agency CredAbility.
The event provided opportunities for homeowners to meet with counselors to see if they are eligible for HomeSafe Georgia or a loan modification.
HomeSafe is designed to provide temporary assistance to Georgia homeowners who are able and willing to work but have suffered a substantial income loss due to involuntary unemployment or underemployment.
More than two years ago, Georgia received $340 million from President Obama’s “Hardest Hit Fund”– known as HomeSafe in Georgia – to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosures. Johnson said at the time not enough was being done to get the word out and to get the funds where they are needed most.
Misty Martin of CredAbility speaks with a homeowner about the HomeSafe GA program and a loan modification during Rep. Johnson’s Save the Dream foreclosure prevention event at Salem Bible Church.