Archived News Release from 2009
For Immediate Release
Free Workshop in Redwood City for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Redwood City, CA - April 7, 2009 - A partnership of the City of Redwood city, the East Palo Alto Community Alliance and Neighborhood Development Organization (EPA CAN DO), Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, and Chase Homeownership Center is holding a free workshop in Redwood City for homeowners facing foreclosure. The community is invited to attend without appointment or RSVP (although RSVPs are appreciated).
The workshop will take place at the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2600 Middlefield Road in Redwood City on Saturday, April 25th from 1 to 2:30 pm.
This workshop is in English – a Spanish language workshop is scheduled for the same day at 10 am. Those wishing to attend are invited to contact EPA CAN DO at 650-473-9838 for more details.
The purpose of the workshop is to assist homeowners who are near to or currently in foreclosure. The workshop will focus on various issues related to foreclosure such as the realities of the current real estate market, working with lenders to modify your loan, legal issues involved in foreclosure, short sales, and rebuilding post-foreclosure credit.
This is part of a countywide effort to bring this important information to the communities where it is needed most. This workshop will help families to understand their rights and recourses as homeowners, when facing foreclosure on their home loans. Visit EPA CAN DO online at www.epacando.org. Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto’s website is www.clsepa.org.
EPA CAN DO is a membership and neighborhood-based Community Development Corporation consisting of local residents, representatives of other community groups, non-profits and businesses. It was formed to address affordable housing development and other issues depending on particular neighborhood needs. Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto provides free legal services to low-income and under-served individuals and families in East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park and the surrounding areas. The group, funded by grants and donations from foundations, law firms, legal organizations, and individual donors, utilizes volunteer law students and pro bono attorneys in all of their practice areas: housing, immigration, juvenile justice, and general civil litigation. Since 2002, they have served over 3,000 individuals and families in need.
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