Rep. Johnson connects struggling homeowners with HomeSafe program, HUD-approved counselors
CONYERS, GA – September 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 100 homeowners participated in Saturday’s HomeSafe Georgia foreclosure prevention event at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers hosted by Rep. Hank Johnson, along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and HUD-approved counseling agency D&E.
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.
The event also provided opportunities for homeowners to meet with counselors to see if they are eligible for a loan modification.
“We want everyone who attended, regardless of their situation, to be armed with knowledge and hope that they need to save their home,” Johnson said from Washington, D.C., where he is dealing with government funding issues this weekend. “That is our mission and our goal. Don’t’ give up – see this process through. We want everyone who attended to be optimistic and prayerful that they received the help they needed today.”
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. Rep. Johnson has since held four events promoting the HomeSafe GA program.
Rep. Johnson will hold his next foreclosure prevention event Saturday, Oct. 5 at Salem Bible Church in Lithonia.