Wells Fargo to hold a homeowner-help event in Baltimore Sept. 6

August 28, 2012|Jamie Smith Hopkins

Wells Fargo is inviting borrowers struggling with their mortgage payments to an assistance event at the Baltimore Convention Center next week.

The Sept. 6 workshop, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., will be held in Hall D. The convention center is at 1 W. Pratt St.

Homeowners whose mortgages are owned or serviced by Wells Fargo can attend the free event. The company, which suggests signing up by Sept. 4, says borrowers will be able to sit down with "home preservation specialists" to go over options. The company said it has sent invitations to more than 18,000 customers.

A second event in Maryland is scheduled Sept. 13 at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd. in Landover.

Another option for borrowers, Wells Fargo or not: Connect with a nonprofit housing counselor (HUD-approved list here). Counselors can walk you through foreclosure alternatives, help you through the often difficult process of seeking such assistance from your servicer, connect you with a pro bono attorney (in Maryland, at least) and explain if you're eligible for aid through the nationwide mortgage servicing settlement struck this year.

The Maryland Attorney General's office lists here the upcoming foreclosure-prevention workshops with information about the servicing settlement.

Got a housing news tip or experience to share? (Or just want to tell me something?) Email me at jhopkins@baltsun.com.

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