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Goddard Hosting English and Spanish Foreclosure Prevention Programs For Homeowners in Yuma County

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 18, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today invited Yuma County homeowners to participate in one of two foreclosure prevention webinars on Thursday, May 27. The first webinar will be conducted in Spanish and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will be followed by a second webinar in English from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

The program will be hosted by Goddard, the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force and Fannie Mae. Topics to be discussed include resources provided by the federal Making Home Affordable program, important timelines and options for those facing foreclosure, the dos and donts of loan modifications and red flags that could point to loan modification fraud. The webinars are an important part of Goddards overall effort to protect homeowners.

I will continue to aggressively prosecute those who attempt to defraud Arizonans struggling to stay in their homes, Goddard said. However, I would much rather prevent families from becoming victims in the first place. These webinars will help both English and Spanish speaking Yuma County homeowners identify the steps they need to take when faced with foreclosure.

For more information or to register for the event, go to the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Forces website at http://www.azforeclosureprevention.org/webinar_registration.htm, and see the attached event flyer.

For homeowners who do not have Internet access but wish to participate in the webinars, the AEA Federal Credit Union has agreed to provide free access to the public. To attend the webinars, please contact:

OAEA Federal Credit Union: Sherri Tate (928) 217-7161 
1780 S. 1st Ave.
Yuma, Arizona 85364

Additional resources for homeowners, including a Foreclosure Information Workbook, are available for free on the Attorney Generals website. To access this page, go to www.azag.gov and click on Foreclosure Resource Center.